[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] EPFL: Postdoc position in navigation and adaptive sampling using swimming autonomous robots

Auke Ijspeert auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Tue Nov 4 06:51:17 PST 2014

Postdoc position in navigation and adaptive sampling using 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 navigation and adaptive 
sampling using swimming robots, with applications to pollution detection 
in aquatic environments. The position is part of the Envirobot project 
(funded by the Swiss NanoTera program), and involves work on navigation 
and sampling 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 navigation, adaptive sampling, guidance, and active 
environmental monitoring.

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

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in fields 
related to field robotics, navigation, probabilistic robotics, and 
signal processing. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with 
adaptive sampling, (feature-based, view-based, and appearance-based) 
SLAM, systems modeling, 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.

Deadline and starting date:
The starting date is January 2015 (or as soon as possible after that 
date).  Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position 
is closed.

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, auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch

Prof Auke Jan Ijspeert
Associate Professor

Biorobotics Laboratory
EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station 14, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Office: INN 237     Tel: +41 21 693 2658,    Fax: +41 21 693 3705
www:http://biorob.epfl.ch            Email:Auke.Ijspeert at epfl.ch

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