[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc Research Posts in Computer Vision/Personal Robotics, UK

Andrew Calway andrew at compsci.bristol.ac.uk
Wed Nov 4 10:46:44 PST 2009

Research Assistant/Associate in Computer Vision (two posts)
University of Bristol - Department of Computer Science, UK

We are seeking outstanding and ambitious post-doctorate researchers to 
join the FP7 project COGNITO: Cognitive Workflow Capturing and Rendering 
with On-Body Sensor Networks.

This high profile multi-disciplinary project aims to automatically capture 
and learn human workflow patterns in skilled manufacturing tasks. The 
primary application will be online content generation for Augmented 
Reality systems such as Virtual Handbooks. Data capture will be via 
on-body sensor networks incorporating miniature cameras and inertial 
devices. The project involves academic and industrial partners from 
Germany, France, Portugal and the UK. The University of Bristol will lead 
the Computer Vision research. Applicants should have a PhD in Computer 
Vision or a closely related area, and have gained international 
recognition through publications and previous work.

Successful applicants will take a lead role in carrying out the research 
in close collaboration with the two principal investigators, and will also 
collaborate closely with the project partners, involving regular trips to 
Europe. In particular, we are looking for proven expertise in one or more 
of the following areas: real-time vision, hand detection and tracking, 
visual SLAM, gaze and head tracking, and object recognition. We are also 
looking for proven ability in rapid software prototyping, programming and 
mathematical analysis, including experience with C++ and Matlab.

Appointments are expected to commence early in 2010 and will be for up to 
three years. Successful applicants may be appointed either on a fixed term 
or a permanent contract depending on the extent of previous relevant 
research experience. Further information can be found at 

Salary: 29,704-37,651 GBP

Contact for informal enquiries: Dr Andrew Calway, Andrew.Calway at bristol.ac.uk

Further particulars and details of the application process can be found 


Closing date for applications:  9.00 am on 30 November 2009

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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