[robotics-worldwide] Faculty position in Cognitive Robotics/Machine Learning for Robotics, Univ of Bristol & Bristol Robotics Lab 7th Aug deadline

W Mayol wmayol at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 04:44:48 PDT 2013

Deadline to apply for this position is 7th August 2013
Type: Faculty staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £34223 - £53233

 Candidates with a track record in Machine Learning for Robotics / Embedded
AI or Cognitive Robotics are invited to apply for a Faculty position at
the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant/Associate
Professor) available at the University of Bristol, UK.

More details and application process are available from this link:


The Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol
seeks to appoint a lecturer in Robotics with a proven track record and
publications in leading Robotics journals and conferences.

Based in the Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, the post will be in
the Engineering Mathematics Department; you will also join the Robotics
Research Group which is part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a
joint facility with the University of the West of England.

You will take a leading role in the development and promotion of our
existing MSc in Robotics as well as contributing to mathematics teaching,
curriculum design and student recruitment in the general robotics subject
area. You will also be expected to contribute generally to the departments
teaching and consequently will need to have a good background in

The main purpose of the job is to carry out high quality research in
robotics and teaching in both robotics and Engineering Mathematics. You
will be expected to build up your own research area and engage in
collaborative research across the University and beyond.

The anticipated interview date is 19 September 2013.

The Bristol Robotics Lab is one of the largest and most comprehensive
Robotics lab in the UK. It is sponsored by the University of Bristol and
the University of the West of England both in the lovely city of Bristol
in the South West of the UK. We are proud of our broad approach to
robotics supported by our new state of the art facilities of more than
3000sqm, encompassing:

    *Twenty six research bays each of approximately 25 sqm each.
    *Six laboratories that comply with Containment Level 2.
    *Two indoor flying arenas, one of 182sqm and the other of 106sqm both
with optical motion capture systems.
    *Three dedicated and instrumented research bays for human-robot
interaction with 3 high d.o.f. humanoid torsos equipped with dexterous
hands and compliant arms.
    *Dedicated area for Robotics at Home experiments.
    *Large technical support labs with a range of rapid 3D prototyping and
technicians support.
    *Expansion plans for outdoor robotics facilities.

Among other in-situ research infrastructure and facilities for seminars,
robotics business incubation and teaching related to our MSc and PhD
programmes in Robotics.

Research in the lab is organized in 14 research themes including: Aerial
robots, Assisted Living, Bioenergy & Self Sustainable, Biomimetic and
neuro-robotics, Medical robotics, Non-linear control, Robot vision, Safe
human robot interaction, Self-repairing robotic systems, Smart automation,
Soft robotics, Swarm robotics, Unconventional computation, Formal
verification & validation in robotics. The lab is composed by a team of
more than 100 people including faculty, post-doctoral, PhD students and
academic visitors.

To apply for this position and find out more please follow this link:

Deadline for application is 07-Aug-2013.

Dr. Walterio Mayol-Cuevas
Reader                                             wmayol at cs.bris.ac.uk
Department of Computer Science   Tel: (44 or 0)117-9545128
University of Bristol                          FAX: (44 or 0)117-9545208
Woodland Road, BS8 1UB UK         http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~wmayol

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