[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral position in motion planning at Duke

Kris Hauser, Ph.D. kris.hauser at duke.edu
Sun Aug 23 22:03:45 PDT 2015


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  Postdoctoral Position Available in Motion Planning

   Intelligent Motion Lab

   Duke University
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A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Intelligent Motion Lab (IML) at Duke University in the area of motion planning. The researcher will conduct a vigorous research program in collaboration with Prof. Kris Hauser and his graduate students and external collaborators. The candidate will make theoretical contributions to motion planning under real-time constraints, high-dimensions, and/or uncertainty. The researcher will expand upon recent research directions that employ tools from numerical optimization, geometric algorithms, high-performance computing, and/or machine learning to achieve major performance improvements.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated a track record of high-quality academic publications and scholarly engagement with the robotics, AI planning, and/or optimization community. Ideal candidates will also have strong communication skills, leadership skills, and an interest in robotics education. Contributions to open-source software projects and research experience in application areas (e.g., intelligent vehicles, human-robot interaction, legged robots) are also a plus. Opportunities are also available for the candidate to apply his/her research to several robot platforms, such as mobile manipulation with the TeleRobotic Intelligent Nursing Assistant (TRINA) and rock-climbing with the JPL RoboSimian robot.

This position is open from September 2015 with funding guaranteed for one year, with the possibility of renewing for one or more subsequent years.  Salary is competitive.  To apply, please email a CV to Kris Hauser at: kris.hauser at duke.edu<mailto:kris.hauser at duke.edu>.

For more information, please see:

-          Intelligent Motion Lab: http://motion.pratt.duke.edu/

-          Duke Robotics Group: http://robotics.duke.edu/



Kris Hauser, PhD
Associate Professor
Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Personal webpage: http://ee.duke.edu/faculty/kris-hauser
Lab webpage: http://motion.pratt.duke.edu/
Office: (919) 660-5441     Fax: (919) 660-5293



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