[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Intelligent Workspace Acquisition, Comprehension and Exploitation, Oxford Mobile Robotics Group

Ingmar Posner ingmar at robots.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 8 04:34:09 PDT 2013

Dear colleagues, 

we are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to become part of the Mobile Robotics Group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford and Begbroke Science Park. The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for 2 years with a possibility of continuation after that.

The project focuses on interweaving the state of the art in navigation, planning and communications management. Our desire is to enable truly vast scale long-term autonomy for fleets of cars and mobile robots in general. You will be responsible for furthering this core research agenda and take a technical lead in the group’s large scale, long-term autonomy portfolio. 

You should possess a doctorate (or be near completion) in robotics, machine learning or computer vision; you should have experience in C++ (additional knowledge of Python, Matlab and/or Java is an advantage) as well as in mobile robotics and you should also have the energy and enthusiasm to both further the state of the art in large scale, long term navigation and deploy and validate it on multiple vehicles. A background in non-parametric modeling and/or optimisation methods is essential. Experience in the planning domain is desirable. It is essential that you can demonstrate experience in developing computer vision and laser driven techniques for outdoor field use. Our focus is very much on outdoor exploitation.

More information can be found at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs under vacancy id 107450. Informal enquiries may be addressed to ingmar at robots.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 10 May 2013 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Best Regards, 

Dr Ingmar Posner  

University Lecturer in Information Engineering
and Fellow of Pembroke College
Department Of Engineering Science
Oxford University
Parks Road                       
OX1 3PJ   

Tel:  	(+44) 01865 273148 (IEB)
		(+44) 01865 283778 (Begbroke Lab)
Fax:		(+44) 01865 283145

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