[robotics-worldwide] Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in Marine Robotics

Gaurav Sukhatme gaurav at pollux.usc.edu
Fri Jun 20 18:47:48 PDT 2008


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Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in Marine Robotics
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Robotic Embedded Systems Lab
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
http://robotics.usc.edu/resl
<gaurav at usc.edu>

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in marine robotics
at the Robotic Embedded Systems Lab (RESL) at the University of Southern
California. The successful candidates will work as part of a research team
composed of roboticists, marine biologists and oceanographers in the area
of networked multi-robot coordination and control for aquatic robots
(autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and autonomous surface vehicles
(ASVs)). The development of algorithms for networked aquatic robots with
applications to environmental monitoring, marine biology and oceanography
are central to the research mission of RESL as part of its broader
research agenda in the area of networked robots and robotic sensor
networks.

Applicants to both positions are required to hold (or shortly receive) a
PhD in a related area (e.g., computer science, computer engineering,
electrical engineering, robotics). Prior field experience with AUVs and/or
ASVs is highly desirable.

While the two positions are closely related, the initial plan is that one
will be filled by a candidate specializing in the sensing and control
aspects of a single vehicle and the other will be filled by a candidate
specializing in the coordination across multiple robots; however this
distinction is not rigid and is likely to evolve.

Both positions are initially for a one-year term with a possible extension
to two years. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until
both positions are filled. Early applications are encouraged - both
positions are now open.

To apply, please email Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme (gaurav at usc.edu) a current CV
(PDF or plain text only please) and the names and email addresses of 2
people who can provide professional references. All questions regarding
these positions should be directed to gaurav at usc.edu.

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