[robotics-worldwide] Job Offers: Open Positions on Robotics at IRI.

Juan Andrade Cetto cetto at iri.upc.edu
Thu Nov 16 01:50:27 PST 2006


Job Offers: Open Positions on Robotics at IRI.

The Robotics Group at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, 
CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, seeks qualified candidates for research in the 
fields of object recognition and manipulation, and mobile robotics.

Five research positions (3 PhD, 1 posdoc, 1 Engineer) are available 
within the context of two European and one Spanish projects.

Date of call: November 11, 2006.
Application deadline: December 15, 2006.
Appointments start on January 2007.
Duration:  12-48 months depending on position



Ref PP1: PhD studentship on Object Recognition and Manipulation:

Successful candidates are expected to perform research on vision-based 
recognition and cooperative manipulation of deformable objects within 
the PACO+ Project. The project aims at the design of a cognitive robot 
that is able to develop perceptual, behavioural and cognitive categories 
in a measurable way and communicate and share these with humans and 
other artificial agents. The candidate will benefit from exchange 
opportunities with leading research centers in humanoid robotics and 
computer vision in Europe.
http://www.paco-plus.org

Duration: 48 months
Additional information: torras_at_iri.upc.edu



Ref UR1: PhD Studentship on Outdoor Mobile Robot Perception and 
Navigation (2 positions)

Successful candidates are expected to perform research on  mobile robot 
perception, localization, navigation, and control in outdoor settings 
within the URUS project. The project aims at deploying an ubiquitous 
network of sensors and robots to aid humans in urban areas for tasks of 
guidance and surveillance.
http://www-iri.upc.es/groups/lrobots/publications/sanfeliu_irosnrs06.pdf

Duration: 48 months
Additional information: sanfeliu_at_iri.upc.edu



Ref NA1: Postdoctoral Appointment on Mobile Robot Navigation

The successful candidate is expected to develop and test algorithms for 
mobile robot perception, localization, navigation, and control in 
outdoor settings. The candidate will concentrate on developing 
exploration strategies for outdoor vehicle localization and mapping, and 
its integration with GIS systems. The work will be developed within the 
NAVROB Project
http://www-iri.upc.es/english/mostraproject.php?proj=45

The candidate must hold or be near completion of his/her PhD degree in a 
related area. Please submit along with the CV, a PhD summary, and a list 
of journal publications. Work permit required for non-EU residents.

Duration: 12 months.
Additional information: sanfeliu_at_iri.upc.edu



Ref NA2: Research Engineer Appointment on Mobile Robot Navigation

The successful candidate is expected to develop and test algorithms for 
mobile robot perception, localization, navigation, and control in 
outdoor settings. The candidate will concentrate on developing 
exploration strategies for outdoor vehicle localization and mapping, and 
its integration with GIS systems. The work will be developed within the 
NAVROB Project
http://www-iri.upc.es/english/mostraproject.php?proj=45

The candidate must hold a Bachelor in Science Degree (or equivalent). 
Work permit required for non-EU residents.

Duration: 12 months.
Additional information: sanfeliu_at_iri.upc.edu



GENERAL INFORMATION

Ideal candidates will hold a degree in computer or electrical 
engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, or 
related fields; should have a good background in systems theory, linear 
algebra, and algorithms, as well as excellent programming skills in C, 
C++, and Matlab. A good English level is required. Additional knowledge 
of Catalan and/or Spanish will be helpful, but not mandatory.

Candidates applying for the PhD positions are expected to conduct 
research towards his/her PhD, and to complete the degree within 4 years.

Further information on the group's research lines and history can be 
found in:
http://www-iri.upc.es/english/robotics.php

Interested candidates can apply for these positions directly by email to 
treball_at_iri.upc.edu, sending a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, 
and the names of two references. Please include the position reference 
number to your application.



-- 
Juan Andrade Cetto
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial       CSIC-UPC
Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 2a pl.         08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 934010775  Fax. +34 934015750     cetto at iri.upc.edu


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