[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Assistant in Service Robotics

Nicola Bellotto nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk
Thu Aug 13 13:31:47 PDT 2015

Location: School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK
Research Assistant Salary: £26,274+ - Research Fellow Salary: £31,342+
Closing Date:   Saturday 12 September 2015
Interview Date:   Tuesday 29 September 2015
Reference:  COS146A

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the
Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) to work full-time for 2 years
on a European H2020 funded project “FLOBOT – Floor washing robot for
professional users” from October 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
Information about L-CAS and the project is available on our website:

The position offers the opportunity to engage in international
collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art
robotic hardware and software, to attend international conferences and
project meetings with partner institutions, and to benefit from excellent
support to produce and disseminate original research contributions.

Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in Robotics,
Computer Vision, Machine Learning and/or a related area.  Excellent
software implementation skills (C++/Python) are essential. Hands-on
practical experience in areas including robot perception, sensor fusion,
multi-target tracking and robotics middleware (e.g. ROS) would also be an
advantage. Evidence of authorship of research outputs is essential, as is
the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent
communication skills.

Alternatively, to allow talented but less qualified individuals to apply,
applications are also invited for a Research Assistant position to work
full-time for 2 years on the project, with the possibility to register for
and undertake a PhD in parallel with the planned developments. For an
outstanding individual, an additional 12-month bursary may be provided at
the end of the project.

The research focuses on robot perception for people detection, tracking and
motion analysis in dynamic environments, using laser range-finder and RGB-D
sensors. The post-holder's primary tasks will involve developing novel
algorithms and approaches for enabling long-term robot autonomy including
the acquisition, maintenance and refinement of multiple human trajectories
for collision avoidance and path optimisation. Additional tasks include
integration of the algorithms with the robot navigation and on-board floor
inspection system, and relevant project management activities.

The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and
you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and
friendly city. L-CAS provides a stimulating environment for academic
research, and is based in high quality, newly developed facilities.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Nicola Bellotto (email:
nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk) or Prof Tom Duckett (email: tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender
equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to

Dr Nicola Bellotto
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1522 886080

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