[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoc position in Computer Vision for MAVs at the University of Zurich
scaramuzza.davide at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 09:48:32 PST 2013
1 fully funded Postdoc position in Real-Time Embedded Computer Vision at
the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich:
The mission of the Robotics and Perception Group (http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch)
is to develop algorithms using cameras, potentially in combination with
other sensors (such as IMUs, lasers, RGBD, etc.), to enable autonomous
navigation of agile MAVs in indoor and outdoor GPS-denied environments.
Our applications target search and rescue and remote inspection scenarios.
You will be involved in a project in collaboration with an world leading
industrial partner in Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). You will actively
contribute real-time 3D computer vision and sensor fusion algorithms to
run on embedded computers onboard camera-equipped MAVs.
The position is fully funded and guaranteed for 12 months. An extension
can be granted upon extension of the project.
Extensive experience and a passion for computer vision, sensor fusion,
mathematics, C/C++ programming, and abstract thinking. Apart from your
curiosity, your communication skills and your ability to work in teams,
you should meet the following requirements:
• PhD degree
• State-of-the-art computer vision know-how and deep knowledge of
feature detectors, visual SLAM, image registration, optical flow,
tracking, visual servoing, and sensor fusion
• Excellent C++ skills with several years of coding experience
• Ability to solve difficult vision problems and to push forward the
development of the core algorithms with your ideas
• Skill to analyze and improve algorithms
The following prerequisites are also recommended but not necessary
• Knowledge of control theory and experience in vision-based control of
• Programming experience on embedded systems (e.g., ARM)
Familiarity with libraries such as ROS, OpenCV, OpenGL and development
tools including Matlab, Python, CMake, and Git would also be an advantage.
The candidate is expected to also participate in supervision of PhD's,
Bachelor's, and Master's students and general lab-related activities.
- Starting Date: January 2014 (but later starts are also possible)
- Evaluation of the candidates starts immediately and officially closes
on December 1, but will continue until the position is filled. Check our
webpage for updates: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch/positions.html
**[HOW TO APPLY]**
Please send a single PDF including (in the order) a letter of motivation
and your CV (including publication list and a list of at least 3
references) plus up to 3 published major publications
Include link to videos if available. The letter of motivation should
comment on the required skills mentioned in the bullet points above.
Send the above PDF to Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza
<scaramuzza.applications at gmail.com> quoting [Embedded Computer Vision
Application] in the subject.
For questions, please contact Davide Scaramuzza using the same email
address for the applications <scaramuzza.applications at gmail.com>
**[WHAT WE OFFER]**
We offer an exciting research opportunity at the forefront of one of the
most dynamic engineering fields. You will have both one of the steepest
personal learning experiences in your life as well as the opportunity to
make an impact in the MAV market and in the computer vision and robotics
You will be working in a very international team of highly motivated and
skilled people and will have access to excellent facilities (electronic
and machine workshops, 3D printers, computing clusters, and motion
capture systems). You will grow into a network of international robotics
and computer vision professionals.
A Postdoc position is a regular job with social benefits in Switzerland.
You will get a very competitive salary and access to excellent
facilities. Zurich is regularly ranked among the top cities in the world
for quality of life.
- Info about the Robotics and Perception Group can be found at
- We are located in the Department of Informatics of the University of
- Information about the University of Zurich can be found at
Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza
Head of the Robotics and Perception Group: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch
University of Zurich,
Andreasstrasse 15, AND 2.28, Zurich, Switzerland
Office: +41 44 635 2409
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