[robotics-worldwide] 5 POSTS AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS RESEARCH

Würdemann, Helge helge.wuerdemann at kcl.ac.uk
Fri Dec 16 11:09:39 PST 2011


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5 POSTS AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS RESEARCH
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We are happy to offer some exciting opportunities to join the Centre for Robotics at King's College London. The School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (www.kcl.ac.uk/nms/index.aspx) is undertaking a major recruitment to find 5 world-class researchers who will be involved in cutting-edge EU research:

2 Research Associates, STIFF-FLOP (EU Project), 36 months
1 Research Associate, COSMOS (EU Project), 24 months
1 Research Associate, DARWIN (EU Project), 36 months
1 PhD Studentship, STIFF-FLOP (EU Project, 36 months

About King's College
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King's College London (www.KCL.ac.uk) is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2011/2012 QS international world rankings), the Sunday Times 'University of the Year 2010/11' and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has nearly 23,500 students (of whom nearly 9,000 are graduate students) from 150 countries and approximately 6,000 employees.

King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.

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2 Research Associates, STIFF-FLOP, 36 months, £30,870 to £36,862
1 PhD Studentship, STIFF-FLOP, 36 months, EU Tuition Fees + £15,590
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2 Research Associate Positions are available in the Division of Engineering to work with Prof. Kaspar Althoefer and Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara in the highly esteemed Centre for Robotics Research on a recently awarded EU Grant from January 1st, 2012. Another PhD Studentship will be offered from September 2012. The successful candidate will perform research in the areas of force/tactile and stiffness sensing, sensor signal analysis and classification and haptic feedback.
The successful candidate will be part of EU project STIFF-FLOP (www.STIFF-FLOP.eu) working within a multi-disciplinary team at King's and in collaboration with renowned researchers at 10 partner institutes across Europe, spanning a wide range of expertise in engineering, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and medicine. You will be working at the forefront of research on exciting science problems involving the creation of soft, stiffness controllable manipulation devices equipped with learning capabilities for the application in minimally invasive surgery.

More Details:
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Informal enquiries about the posts can be made via email to Prof Kaspar Althoefer (k.althoefer at kcl.ac.uk) or Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara (thrish.antha at kcl.ac.uk).

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=11006
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=11007

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1 Research Associate, COSMOS, 24 months, £33,193
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A Research Associate position is available in the Division of Engineering to work with Professor Kaspar Althoefer and colleagues in the Division's Centre for Robotics Research on a recently awarded EU Grant. The successful candidate will perform research in the areas of sensing, monitoring, modelling, classification, adaptive control and self-adaptivity in the context of a modern manufacturing process.
The successful candidate will be part of EU project COSMOS working within a multi-disciplinary team at King's and in collaboration with renowned industrial and academic researchers across Europe, spanning a wide range of expertise in robotics, engineering, manufacturing and intelligent systems. You will be working at the forefront of research on exciting science problems involving the creation of self-adaptive assembly systems equipped with learning capabilities for the application in the wind turbine manufacturing sector.

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Informal enquiries about the posts can be made via email to Prof Kaspar Althoefer (k.althoefer at kcl.ac.uk).

More details on www.jobs.ac.uk coming soon!

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1 Research Associate, DARWIN, 36 months, £28,177 to £39,185
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A Research Assistant position is available in the Division of Engineering to work with Dr Kaspar Althoefer and colleagues in the highly esteemed Centre for Robotics Research on a recently awarded EU Grant (www.DARWIN-Project.eu). The successful candidate will perform research in the areas of computational neuroscience of vision (creating software for object representations) and motor response planning (software for affordance learning and use).
You should have demonstrable research skills in computational neuroscience applied to vision and/or motor responses and their planning. You are also required to implement the computational models in C++ to control bimanual assembly behaviours of a humanoid robot called the i-cub. It is desired that you are qualified to PhD level in Robotics/ computational neuroscience/computational intelligence. You will have a thorough understanding of dexterous manipulations, autonomous assembly with significant knowledge of neural networks and their simulations as well as other information processing methods (eg. Fuzzy, genetic algorithms, etc.). Finally, you must be a good team worker, able to work collaboratively and independently, with excellent communication and organisational skills.

More Details:
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Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara and Professor Kaspar Althoefer via e-mail: thrish.antha at kcl.ac.uk and k.althoefer at kcl.ac.uk.

More details on www.jobs.ac.uk coming soon!


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