[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc Postion in Bio-inspired Navigation
wyeth at itee.uq.edu.au
Tue Oct 10 17:18:45 PDT 2006
*** PostDoc Postion in Bio-inspired Navigation ***
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (www.uq.edu.au)
Thinking Systems Project: Navigating through real and conceptual spaces
"Spatial cognition is at the heart of our thinking" Levinson'03.
The project is funded by a large-scale five-year "Thinking Systems" grant from
the Australian Research Council to study navigation in bees, rodents, humans,
robots, and information systems. The project will link navigation in the
physical world to navigation in the space of ideas. There are seven positions
available in this project, with one in robotics and the other positions in
closely related disciplines. Details of all positions can be found at:
The robotics postdoc position involves developing and testing autonomous robots
using algorithms for navigation derived from neural and behavioural studies, as
well as the design and development of a service robot demonstrator. The position
will also involve the preparation of reports, presentations and proposals, and
includes supervision of Masters and PhD students.
We are looking for PhD qualified applicants with experience in mobile robot
navigation from neurally inspired algorithms, as evidenced by quality
peer-reviewed publications. The applicant should be familiar with design and
testing on real robots. Ideally, the applicant will have a working knowledge of
current neurocognitive models of animal navigation, particularly for rodents.
Demonstrated proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.
The full position description can be found at:
The deadline for applications is November 8th 2006, though applications will be
considered until the positions are filled.
Dr. Gordon Wyeth
Director, Robotics Laboratory
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
University of Queensland 4072 AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 7 3365 3770 Fax: +61 7 3365 4999
wyeth at itee.uq.edu.au http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~wyeth
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