[robotics-worldwide] Vision research and embedded system openings at JPL

Matthies, Larry H (347H) lhm at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Aug 3 06:46:59 PDT 2013

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, is a division of Caltech that conducts research sponsored by NASA, DoD, other government agencies, and industry on a wide range of applications on Earth and in space.  JPL builds, launches, and operates spacecraft and remote sensing instruments and develops a broad range of technologies, including mechanical design of mobility systems, novel active and passive sensors across the electromagnetic spectrum, power and energy storage and conversion devices, communications hardware and software, and advanced algorithms for a variety of problems. We collaborate with academic and non-academic organizations around the world.

Computer vision applications addressed at JPL include static and dynamic scene perception for autonomous navigation of robotic ground, air, maritime, and space vehicles, outdoor and indoor mapping and localization, object recognition and pose estimation for robot manipulation, analysis of remote sensing data sets in Earth and space science, visual surveillance, and other applications. We are looking for an outstanding computer vision researchers and programmers/engineers to join our team. Areas of expertise of interest at present include:

-       3-D perception, mapping, and localization from stereo pair/multiview imagery, RGBD, lidar, and radar
        -       Material  classification for indoor and outdoor scenes, exploiting machine learning and sensor phenomenology
        -       Segmentation and object recognition for grasping, manipulation, landmark-based navigation, etc.
        -       Moving object detection, tracking, classification, and 3-D modeling from ground level and overhead imagery
        -       Machine learning, with application to the above and other vision problems
        -       Real-time embedded vision algorithm implementation and optimization on ARM, DSP, GPU, and other processors

Candidates with appropriate experience at any degree level are welcome to apply; post-doc or full-time appointments can be considered.  Respond by email with resume, three references, and date of availability to:

Dr. Larry Matthies
Supervisor, Computer Vision Group
lhm at jpl.nasa.gov

More information about robotics at JPL can be found at http://robotics.jpl.nasa.gov<http://robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/>.

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