[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] EPFL: Postdoc position in guidance, navigation, control of swimming autonomous robots with applications to pollution detection

Auke Ijspeert auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Mon Mar 3 05:05:58 PST 2014


EPFL: Postdoc position in guidance, navigation, control of swimming 
autonomous robots with applications to pollution detection

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, http://biorob.epfl.ch/) at EPFL 
(Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open position in Guidance, Navigation, 
and Control (GNC) of swimming robots, with applications to pollution 
detection in aquatic environments. The position is funded by the Swiss 
National Science Foundation project Envirobot 
http://www3.unil.ch/wpmu/envirobot/, and involves work on GNC 
algorithmic at a theoretical level, in numerical simulations, and in 
practice on prototype robotic swimmers, see 
http://biorob.epfl.ch/amphibot. The core problems treated revolve around 
topics including adaptive sampling and active environmental monitoring.

EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers 
internationally competitive salaries and research infrastructure.

Requirements:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in fields 
related to field robotics, dynamic systems and control theory, 
probabilistic robotics, and signal processing. The ideal candidate will 
have prior experience with adaptive sampling applications and/or with 
swimming robots.

How to apply for the Postdoc position:
The application should consists of a motivation letter (explaining why 
you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it), a 
full CV, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of 
two referees. PDF files are preferred. The files should be sent to 
auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch <mailto:auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch>.

Deadline and starting date:
The starting date is April 1rst (or as soon as possible after that 
date). Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position 
is closed.

Contact:
Information concerning the type of research carried out by the group can 
be found at http://biorob.epfl.ch/. You should send your application and 
any inquiry by email to:

Prof. Auke Jan Ijspeert <http://biorob.epfl.ch/page38158.html>, 
auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch <mailto:auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch>
EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL STI IBI BIOROB
INN 237 <http://plan.epfl.ch/?room=INN237>
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
WWW: http://biorob.epfl.ch/




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