[robotics-worldwide] Research assistant position - University of Oxford

Sonia Waharte Sonia.Waharte at cs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 7 04:45:48 PDT 2012


Dear all,

The Department of Computer Science of University of Oxford seeks a 
postdoctoral research assistant to work on a 3-year EPSRC project entitled 
"New Foundational Structures for Engineering Multi-UAV Protocols".

This interdisciplinary project aims at increasing the safety and 
reliability of autonomous systems by means of automated verification 
technology. Using scenarios taken from search and rescue missions in 
indoor and outdoor environments, the project aims to prove that multiple 
unmanned aerial vehicles learn correctly from their environment and 
accomplish their tasks according to the mission requirements.  The 
post-holder will be performing original interdisciplinary research in 
collaboration with the Verification and Foundations groups.

The position requires a researcher with knowledge of navigation and 
exploration algorithms for collaborative autonomous systems as well as 
doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.

Preference will be given to researchers that have some robotic experience 
as the project involves implementing the navigation and sensing algorithms 
that will control the UAVs and tests on real flying platforms. Programming 
of the platforms is done in C++. Some knowledge in formal verification 
methods is preferable.

The researcher will work closely with Dr Sonia Waharte, and is also be 
expected to interact with Prof Daniel Kroening and his team working on the 
UAV and verification aspects of the project in order to derive 
requirements and case studies. This post is a full time appointment, and 
is available for up to 3 years. The post has a salary on the University 
grade 07, currently £29,249 – £35,938 p.a.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31st August 2012.

For further details see documents below and to apply please visit:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=103689


Best regards,
Sonia Waharte


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