[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral research associate opening at USC

Gaurav S. Sukhatme gaurav at usc.edu
Tue Feb 22 15:28:25 PST 2011

Postdoc in Active Robotic Perception for Manipulation and Grasping
The USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory (RESL)


The Robotic Embedded Systems Lab at USC has an immediate opening for a
postdoc in active perception for manipulation and grasping.

We seek candidates with experience in object
recognition/classification using vision and rangefinders (experience
with depth cameras is a plus) and sensor fusion. A demonstrated
ability to implement and test systems on real robots is required. A
background in active sensing or machine learning is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will work as part of a team of faculty,
postdocs and PhD students and must have the demonstrated ability to
work to deadlines. The candidate must be an excellent programmer and
must have (or shortly) complete a PhD degree in Robotics, Computer
Science or related discipline.

The robotics laboratories at USC have a high density of cutting edge
experimental research testbeds. These include a Willow Garage PR2, an
experimental humanoid composed of a high-performance Barett arm and
hand combined with a stereo head and time-of-flight range camera. A
purpose-built SARCOS full body humanoid will shortly be available for
experimental work. The successful candidate will have shared access to
all three of these platforms in addition to numerous other mobile
robots including field systems.

The position is open with immediate effect, and will remain open until
filled. Applicants are requested to send *a single PDF file*
containing a recent CV, list of papers, and the names of two referees
to Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme (gaurav at usc.edu). Applications will be
reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received.

Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Editor-in-Chief, Autonomous Robots

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