[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position on EU project on domestic robot competitions

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Tue Dec 1 02:49:18 PST 2015

[Apologies for multiple postings]

The Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento (IST-ID) has currently available
1 (one) post-doctoral research position.  We are seeking highly motivated researchers to integrate the research team
for the H2020 ICT project “RockEU 2 - Robotics Coordination Action for Europe Two”.

The project is a collaboration between 16 European institutions seeking to extend previous successful work to build a
strong European robotics community. IST-ID main role in the project is to lead the Work Package on @Home competitions.
These will consist on domestic robot competitions along the lines of the RoCKIn at Home Challenge (http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu/home.php),
with updated rules and some differences in the way tournaments will be handled.

The successful candidates are expected to be enthusiastic about robot competitions and their impact on research, education, technology transfer
and dissemination, and have background and experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

* Benchmarking;
* Motion Capture Systems;
* Robot Systems Integration.

The selected grantee will be mainly responsible in the project for the activities concerning the organisation of RockEU2 at Home tournaments
during the lifetime of the project (2016 and 2017), and integration of software and hardware for the RockEU2 at Home test bed located at the
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), U. Lisboa, Portugal (ISR/IST), extended with a Motion Capture System
for ground truth acquisition, to be used for benchmarking. There will be plenty of opportunities to develop research on topics affine to domestic robots,
such as Human-Robot Interaction and Benchmarking.

The grant has a duration of 12 months, renewable up to a total duration of 24 months, and it is expected to start on February 2016.

The grantees will work at the Intelligent Robots and Systems group of ISR/IST (http://welcome.isr.ist.utl.pt/labs/irsgroup/).

Applications should be sent to Pedro U. Lima (pal at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt) until 15 January 2016 by replying to this email and should include

* a detailed CV, including a list of publications, 
* a brief statement about research interests and motivation to join the project, and 
* the name and contact of 2 references. 

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