[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position: Human-Swarm Interaction, Vanderbilt University

Adams, Julie Ann julie.a.adams at Vanderbilt.Edu
Thu Apr 16 09:59:12 PDT 2015

Post Doctoral Position in Human-swarm interaction

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Full Description: A post-doctoral scholar position focused on human-swarm robot interaction at Vanderbilt University’s Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory is available. The position focuses on research projects related to human interaction and control of robotic swarms. 

The research effort focuses on how humans can supervise and manipulate swarms of (semi-)autonomous vehicles via their control algorithms for long duration deployments. This project requires close collaboration with our team members at Carnegie Mellon University, John’s Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory, and the University of Pennsylvania. The selected candidate will be required to collaborate with a range of personnel including graduate and undergraduate students, unmanned aerial pilots, as well as robotics related faculty and researchers. The primary effort focuses on basic research questions, but there is also a significant applied research focus that will involve field experiments. The research activities require knowledge of programming, robotics, experimental design and working with system stakeholders. Opportunities to pursue a candidate’s own grants and to potentially pursue a research assistant professor position are also possible.  

The position requires a doctoral degree in computer science or robotics with expertise in robotic systems, human-system interaction and computer programming. Computer programming experience with languages and environments is required: C++, Linux and Microsoft environments. While not required, preference will be given to candidates with experience with robot related operating systems, such as ROS and frameworks, such as QT. The 
candidate must have excellent organizational and technical skills as well as excellent written and oral English communication skills. Candidates must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. 

Application Details:  Potential start date: June 1, 2015. Please submit a CV, brief statement of research interests, and a list of three references (including email addresses) to Julie.a.adams at vanderbilt.edu. Please do not submit preprints or other large files; instead please include URLs. Please place the words Swarms Postdoc: “Your last name” in the email subject header.

Julie A. Adams
Julie.a.adams at vanderbilt.edu

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