[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] - Postdoc position in Insect Robotics - Edinburgh (Barbara Webb)

Michael Mangan mmangan at staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Sat Dec 13 08:01:59 PST 2014


Postdoc position - School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

A research associate position is available in the Insect Robotics group to work
on how ultraviolet and polarised light processing in insects can be applied
to robotics, as part of the EPSRC funded project ?Exploiting
invisible cues for low-cost outdoor robot navigation?. You must either
already have a PhD in a relevant area or be nearing completion of your
PhD studies,
and must have a track record of related publications. Excellent skills in
programming are essential. Candidates with expertise in modelling of
sensory and neural systems, with experience of both virtual environments
and real world robotics, and knowledge of behavioural and signal analysis
methods will be preferred. Ideally, candidates would also be familiar with
invertebrate brain and behaviour research, and/or robot navigation methods
such as SLAM.

The post is available from 1st March 2015 and is fixed-term for 30 months, with
the possibility of extension. The closing date for applications is 5th
January 2015.

Further details and online application are available here:
https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=032051

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Barbara Webb:
B.Webb at ed.ac.uk


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