[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in RGB-D Semantic SLAM on a humanoid robot at ENSTA ParisTech

David Filliat david.filliat at ensta-paristech.fr
Thu Jun 12 08:51:33 PDT 2014


The Computer Vision and Robotics group at ENSTA ParisTech is looking for 
one postdoc in the frame of the ROMEO 2 French national project lead by 
Aldebaran Robotics. The topic of this postdoctoral position is to 
develop and implement a semantic mapping approach on the ROMEO humanoid 
robot using a RGB-D camera positioned on its head. The aim of this 
approach will mainly be to provide a map of the environment containing 
objects of interest for the robot navigation, such as furnitures, chairs 
or bags that lay on the ground and to use this information to improve 
the robot localization and its obstacle avoidance capabilities. This 
work will take advantage of the approaches currently developed in our 
team for wheeled robots and should be performed in close collaboration 
with the other partners of the ROMEO project. The main research topics 
will be semantic image segmentation, object recognition and object-based 
SLAM. These researches and developments must be demonstrated in 
challenging domestic environments and human assistance scenarios 
involving Aldebaran’s ROMEO and/or the Meka robot at ENSTA ParisTech.

The ideal candidate must have:
- a PhD and a strong background in computer vision, object recognition, 
robot navigation;
- excellent C++ and python programming skills and good software 
engineering capabilities;
- good knowledge of the main robotics middlewares and associated 
libraries (at least ROS, OpenCV, PCL)
- excellent collaborative working capabilities.

To apply, please contact David Filliat 
(david.filliat at ensta-paristech.fr) with your cv and a letter including 
references, a brief introduction of your research background and plans.

Laboratory: U2IS (ENSTA ParisTech), Palaiseau, France
Team : Robotics & Computer Vision
Duration: 18 months (starting as soon as possible)

Quick links:
- U2IS/R&CV: http://cogrob.ensta-paristech.fr
- ROMEO: http://projetromeo.com

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