[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PostDoc or PostMasters position at Univ. of Texas at Austin

Mitch Pryor mpryor at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 09:22:17 PDT 2014


The Nuclear & Applied Robotics Group (robotics.me.utexas.edu) at the
University of Texas at Austin is looking for one outstanding candidate to
fill a postdoctoral (or post masters) position in the area of mobile
manipulation. The candidate must have completed their degree within the
last 2 years and MUST be a US citizen. The start date for the position is
flexible, but on or before the start of the 2015 spring semester.


The successful candidate will have a Masters or PhD with an emphasis on
robotics within ME, EE, CS or a related field. The candidate must be
prepared to complete a security background check. The ideal candidate will
have completed a thesis or dissertation topical to mobile manipulation and
have experience using ROS, though interested candidates with any
combination of experiences in mobile manipulation, ROS, or robots working
in hazardous environments is encouraged to apply.

U.T. Austin has recently acquired a mobile manipulation system consisting
of a Husky mobile platform with two UR5 manipulators and Robotiq grippers.
The candidate will be expected to take a leading role developing new
capabilities for the platform as well as coordinate and mentor graduate and
undergraduate research associates. Key areas of interest are task planning,
navigation, manipulation in the presence of the uncertainty, and sensor
(vision, IMU, radiation, etc.) data fusion for visualization and decision
making. The candidate will also be expected to help maintain and coordinate
collaboratively developed software packages. Candidates will have the
opportunity to propose and pursue new and novel avenues for advancing the
autonomy or manipulation capabilities for this system.

To apply, email a CV and a brief (<1 page) summary of your research
interests to mpryor at utexas.edu. Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled. Mitch Pryor will be in Chicago for the IROS conference
the week of September 13th and available to meet with any interested
candidates. For more information, visit robotics.me.utexas.edu.

Regards, Mitch


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