[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc position in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Jan Faigl faiglj at fel.cvut.cz
Tue Aug 13 08:20:43 PDT 2013


Post-Doctoral Position in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Agent Technology Center
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague

*** Post-doc opening in robotics and artificial intelligence ***

The Agent Technology Center ( http://agents.fel.cvut.cz ) at the Czech
Technical University in Prague ( http://www.cvut.cz ) is seeking to appoint
a well-motivated full-time postdoctoral research in the area of artificial
intelligence applied to robotics in general, and in particular to
multi-robot systems for autonomous information gathering. The position is
fully funded (including travel and equipment funds).

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Main research field: Artificial Intelligence in Robotics

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Sub research field: Mobile Robotics (ground, aerial, or marine), Planning,
Multi-Robot Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, Robotics Perception and Navigation

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Job summary:

ATG is offering a challenging position as a full-time post-doctoral
research within the newly establishing Computational Robotics Laboratory.
The Laboratory is focused on the computational principles employed in
mobile robotics motivated by deployment of robotic systems to autonomous
information gathering, e.g., long-term environment monitoring, data
collecting. Research activities address not only relevant problems in
robotics and artificial intelligence (like multi-goal planning, path and
motion planning, multi-robot exploration, optimal sampling design,
multi-robot systems, autonomous field navigation) but also application
areas where technologies used in robotics play an important role, like
perception, navigation control, automation, simulation, modeling,
intelligent systems, etc.

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Job description:

The selected candidate will play a key role in developing, consolidating
and growing the Laboratory, enabling and pushing for the growth of research
results, collaborating in obtaining funding in the scope of national and
international projects, helping found international research
collaborations, and setting up research resources and processes. It is
expected the candidate will supervise PhD and undergraduate students. An
eventual involvement in the teaching duties is possible.

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Eligibility:

The candidate to be hired should have an excellent PhD, preferably in Robotics or Computer Science finished PhD after 03/2011 and at least one contribution in a journal indexed by WoS.

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Main Duties:

The successful candidate will join the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at
the Czech Technical University and pursue research in Robotics and
Artificial Intelligence. The candidate will have the opportunity to
initiate and lead projects and work in interdisciplinary teams and may
teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Engineering and perform
administrative work.

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Contract:

The position is available immediately with an expected start at 09/2013 for
a fixed term with assumed finish at 30/06/2015. A further extension is
possible.

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Application:

To apply, please send a CV, list of publications, obtained research
funding, research proposal with a potential local collaboration, partners,
motivation letter, and reference letters by email to faiglj at fel.cvut.cz. An
interview and seminar may be requested.

For more information please contact Jan Faigl (faiglj at fel.cvut.cz or +420
22435 5756)

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About Agent Technology Center (ATG) at the Czech Technical University -
http://agents.fel.cvut.cz

The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is the oldest non-military
technical university in Europe established in 1707. The University is
continuously increasing its rate and currently 24 000 students are
enrolled. The post-doctoral position is offered within the Agent Technology
Center (ATG), which is a university research center within Department of
Computer Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
(FEE), CTU in Prague.
The ATG is performing fundamental and applied research in the areas of
multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence, agent-based modeling and
simulation, collective robotics, machine learning, automated planning, game
theory, autonomous vehicles, transport system modeling and optimization,
cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. The ATG is led by
Prof. Michal Pěchouček. The Center currently employs 40 researchers working
in small, dynamic teams that bring together methods and expertise from
diverse areas of artificial intelligence, distributed computing and
robotics. The Center has earned a world-class reputation for
synergistically interlinking the ability to perform fundamental scientific
research with strong engineering skills, which enables it to integrate and
test their scientific results as part of larger, application-oriented
system prototypes. The Center has a long history of successful
participation in research projects funded by Czech grant agencies, US
defense agencies, EU-funded collaborative projects and industry-sponsored
research.

In previous years, the ATG was closely cooperating with international
partners on research areas closely related to the topics of this project.
Namely the area of trajectory planning and collision avoidance for
fixed-wing UAVs was investigated in cooperation with US Army CERDEC, motion
planning for unmanned helicopters with Linköpings University, autonomous
flight control and task allocation with French civil aviation university
(ENAC), agent-based coordination and planning techniques for heterogeneous
teams in a complex mission with University of Edinburgh, Technion
University, University of Southern California, US Army and US Air Force.

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Jan Faigl
Senior Research Fellow
Assistant Professor
Agent Technology Center
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Technicka 2, 166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic

mailto: faiglj at fel.cvut.cz
web:    http://agents.fel.cvut.cz/~faigl
web:    http://robotics.fel.cvut.cz/~jf
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