[robotics-worldwide] postdoctoral researcher in field robotics, CSIR South Africa

Simukai Utete SUtete at csir.co.za
Wed Dec 15 09:14:35 PST 2010


Postdoctoral researcher in field robotics, CSIR Pretoria

The CSIR Modelling and Digital Science unit has a temporary position
for a 
Postdoctoral Researcher in field robotics,
to work  in the Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems (MIAS)  Emerging
Research Area (ERA). 
The unit has a strong focus on human capital development and the
creation and dissemination 
of new scientific knowledge.  It also collaborates with national and
international partners in 
research and development (R&D) activities. 

The MIAS group undertakes innovative research in field robotics. The
main MIAS research areas are 
perception (including computer vision), navigation, planning and
machine learning. The successful candidate 
will be working on a Mine Safety Platform project – a vehicle for
performing autonomous mine work area inspections.

Research opportunities on the Mine Safety Platform project exist in the
areas of exploration and 
motion planning, drivable region detection, navigation and mapping and
sensor fusion.

The position is based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Information on the MIAS group can be found at 
http://www.csir.co.za/mias

Information on the position and application process is at:
http://www.csir.co.za/recruitment/4371_careers_inter.php 


Closing date: 17 January 2011


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