[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] RoCKIn - Post-Doctoral Grant on Robot Competitions and Benchmarking

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Fri Jun 20 11:43:05 PDT 2014

RoCKIn Coordination Action
Post-Doctoral Grant on Robot Competitions and Benchmarking

The EU FP7 ICT Coordination Action RoCKIn ("Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics" - http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu), coordinated by IST-ID, has currently available 1 (one) position for a Post-Doctoral Fellow on Robot Competitions and Benchmarking. We seek highly motivated researchers to integrate the project team, at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), a unit of the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science (LARSyS) located at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), U. Lisboa, Portugal.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the exciting RoCKIn Coordination Action, that is promoting top Robotics research in Europe through robot competitions. He/She will be developing work mainly focused on, but not limited to:

* participating in the definitions/updates of benchmarking metrics and tools for robot tasks and functionalities, and of the competition rules for both RoCKIn Challenges (@Home and @Work);

* supporting the organisation of RoCKIn's competition events (Nov 2014 - http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu/rockin2014.php - and Nov 2015);

* complementing the current design and realization of the ISR/LARSyS test bed for the RoCKIn at Home challenge and coordinating the realisation of experiments therein, with the participation of international visiting teams.

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in the areas of Electrical or/and Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science or related areas, preferably with a specialisation on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and preferably a strong interest on robot competitions.

The grant will have the duration of 12 months, starting on a date to be negotiated, extendable up to 18 months. 

The grantee will work with the Intelligent Robots and Systems group at ISR/LARSyS (http://welcome.isr.ist.utl.pt/labs/irsgroup/).

Applications will be considered until the end of June 2014, and must be sent by e-mail to pal at isr.ist.utl.pt, including:

* a detailed CV, including a list of publications, 

* a brief statement about research interests, engineering skills and past experience (namely on robot competitions, if any), as well as motivation to join the project, 

* the name and contact of 2 referees.

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica,
Instituto Superior Tecnico - Torre Norte
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa

Tel.: +351-218418274


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