[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Position in Robotics -- Working with PR2 -- University Stuttgart

Marc Toussaint marc.toussaint at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Mon Jun 3 03:14:17 PDT 2013

The Machine Learning & Robotics Lab, U Stuttgart, is inviting
applications for a Postdoc position in a project involving the
realization of (active) learning methods on the PR2 robot. The Postdoc
will play a leading role in this project and our group as a whole.

The general project is concerned with realizing active learning,
exploration and curiosity on the level of mobile manipulation on the
PR2. The project will also have branches involved with human-robot
instruction and will be funded from various sources. The Postdoc
should have fun in the challenges of 1) integrating real systems that
perform complex sequential manipulation, 2) actually seeing Machine
Learning concepts realized on real robots, 3) coordinating and
defining sub-projects that contribute to these common goals of our MLR
lab. In return, we provide an ideal, potentially long-term research
opportunity, with excellent resources, in one of the most exiting
fields of robotics.

The candidate should be well experienced with robotic systems and have
an excellent academic track record within the ICRA, IROS, RSS

- PhD in Robotics or closely related field
- Excellent academic track record in topics related to the project
- Very good English skills, written and spoken
- Above average Team & Communication skills
- Excellent programming skills
- Excellent analytical skills & Critical thinking
- Persistence!

- The position is open for immediate filling
- The salary options range from a standard Postdoc position (E13) to a
   permanent assistant (Akademischer Rat) position (the latter only in
   special cases or after some time)
- The initial contract will be 1 years but will be prolonged on

The application procedure is informal. If you are interested, please
send an email to

    marc.toussaint at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
    carola.stahl at ipvs.uni-stuttgart.de

with subject

   [PostDoc Application]


1) a brief statement on your current position, what your PhD topic and
    focus or recent research was, and when you plan to start a new job,

2) URL of your homepage

3) your Google Scholar search URL
    (e.g. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=marc+toussaint)

After pre-selection we will contact you again and additionally ask for
a full CV and contacts of three references. Evaluation of candidates
starts on receipt of applications but will continue until the position
is filled.

Marc Toussaint, Prof. Dr.
Uni Stuttgart
Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
+49 711 685 88376

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