[robotics-worldwide] Post-doc positions at the University of Bristol, UK

Andrew Calway andrew at compsci.bristol.ac.uk
Tue Feb 12 03:38:10 PST 2008

Post-doc Research Assistants (two posts) in Distributed Localisation
and User-Assisted Mapping

Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, UK

Candidates are sought for two post-doc Research Assistant posts based
in the Department of Computer Science at the University of
Bristol. Successful candidates will work on the ViewNet project,
jointly funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering
and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industrial
partners. This high profile project aims to develop the next
generation of distributed localisation and user-assisted mapping
systems, based on the fusion of multiple sensing technologies,
including visual SLAM, inertial devices, UWB and GPS. The target
application is the rapid mapping and visualisation of previously
unseen environments by multiple networked users.

The project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the
University and a consortium of market leading technology companies and
UK Government agencies led by 3C Research. For consortium details,
visit http://www.3cresearch.co.uk/projects. The posts offer a unique
opportunity to take a central role in a major industrially supported
project working on state of the art localisation and mapping
technology. The project is funded for two years starting in May
2008. Salary: 27,466 GBP pa.

Successful candidates will join the Real-Time Vision Group in Computer
Science (http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Research/Vision/Realtime) and will
be expected to collaborate closely with the Centre for Communications
Research (http://www.bris.ac.uk/ccr) and the industrial partners.  The
posts will involve research and development in two main areas: sensor
fusion for localization and mapping; and advanced on-line
visualization and map interaction techniques, including augmented
reality and shared workspaces. Selection criteria include a PhD in a
relevant discipline, a strong background in signal processing,
computer vision, computer graphics, or related areas, and good
programming skills in C or C++. Experience of working with SLAM,
wearable computing, augmented reality, and/or robotic systems would be
an advantage.

The closing date for applications is ** 7 March 2008 **. For informal
enquiries, contact Dr Andrew Calway, andrew at cs.bris.ac.uk, +44 117 954

For further information, including how to apply, visit

Andrew Calway, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol,
Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB. Tel 0117 9545149  Fax 0117 9545208
Andrew.Calway at bristol.ac.uk  http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~andrew/

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