[robotics-worldwide] POSTDOC AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS RESEARCH
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Thu Dec 20 08:34:29 PST 2012
POSTDOC AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS RESEARCH
About King's College
King's College London (www.KCL.ac.uk) is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2012/2013 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.
Research Associates, STIFF-FLOP, 24 months, £30,870 to £36,862 (possible 12 month extension)
A Research Associate positions is available in the Department of Informatics to work with Professors Kaspar Althoefer and Prokar Dasgupta, Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara and colleagues in the highly esteemed Centre for Robotics Research (www.Kings-CoRe.com) on a recently awarded EU Grant. The successful candidate will perform and contribute to research in the areas of
* force/tactile and stiffness sensing,
* sensor signal analysis and classification,
* cognitive models for distributed learning and control of soft robot manipulators,
* bimanual human-robot collaboration in visco-elastic force control, as well as
* haptic feedback.
The candidate should have demonstrable research skills and a proven track record in research areas relating to sensing and sensor signal analysis, embedded processing, machine learning, control, and/or haptics, especially in the context of medical robotics. You will be qualified to PhD level in Robotics, Information Processing, Biomedical Engineering and/or Control. You will have a thorough understanding of robotics, system integration and sensor interfacing.
Informal enquiries about the posts can be made via email to Prof. Kaspar Althoefer (k.althoefer at kcl.ac.uk), Prof. Prokar Dasgupta (prokarurol at gmail.com) or Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara (thrish.antha at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:thrish.antha at kcl.ac.uk>).
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