[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc at the University of Alberta

Alan Lynch alan.lynch at ualberta.ca
Tue May 10 09:18:17 PDT 2011


University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Dept. of Electrical and Computer
Engineering

I am looking for one postdoc to perform research on navigation and control
of
helicopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for visual inspection of
electrical transmission lines. The project involves the application and
theory of controls, vision, and robotics. The postdoc position is for 1 to 2
years with annual renewals. Supervisors: Profs. A. Lynch (ECE) and M.
Jaegersand (CS).

Project description: The work involves various aspects of indoor and outdoor
autopilot development for helicopter UAVs. The ongoing and future research
topics include mathematical modelling, model identification, navigation and
control algorithm design, and hardware/software implementation.

Requirements: We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong
background in the areas of nonlinear control, physical modelling of UAVs,
dynamics, and applied mathematics. Hands-on skill in the area of unmanned
robotics systems is desirable, eg. electronics, C/C++ programming, QNX,
embedded systems, and mechanical aptitude. Candidates with backgrounds in
the
fields of ECE, CS, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or Mechanical/Aerospace
Engineering or related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates you should email Prof. Alan Lynch i) a detailed CV,
ii)
a transcript of your grades, iii) copies of your best publications, and iv)
the names and contact data of three academic references. Positions are
available immediately, and will remain open until filled. I will review your
application and, if your background is appropriate, contact you directly.
Email: alynch.uav at gmail.com (Prof. Alan Lynch)



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