[robotics-worldwide] [robotics worldwide] [jobs] Oxbotica is hiring.

Graeme Smith graeme at oxbotica.com
Mon Dec 14 01:29:06 PST 2015

Oxbotica is a spin-out of Oxford University’s Mobile Robotics Group.  We work with customers to help them access and integrate over 130 man-years of world leading robotics research into their own products.  

We are looking for energetic, dedicated individuals to join Oxbotica to accelerate the impact of our work into domains such as autonomous cars and factory automation.  As a member of our fast-paced team, you will have the opportunity to work with world-class experts in the field of robotics and machine learning.  You will be responsible both for developing the latest research into real systems, and tailoring and supporting solutions for customers from our current suite of competencies.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s premier start-ups focusing on an amazing, fast moving area of technology. We are looking for people who can come and make a contribution to the company, our culture, the science and our customers.

We are currently hiring for a number of roles: Systems / Software Engineers, Application Engineers, Vehicle Integration engineers.  Please see our website at www.oxbotica.com/jobs for full details or contact us at info at oxbotica.com

Dr Graeme Smith
Chief Executive

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>   1. [meetings] Aquatic Solutions 2016,	New Orleans: Call for
>      Speakers (Peter Kampmann)
>   2. [news] NRI Submission Deadline Correction -	March 7, 2016,
>      not 2017 (Jeff Trinkle)
>   3. [meetings] Extended deadline & 3rd+final CFP	AAAI Spring
>      Symposium (Maja Mataric)
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> Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:52:39 +0100
> From: Peter Kampmann <peter.kampmann at dfki.de>
> To: robotics-worldwide at usc.edu
> Subject: [robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Aquatic Solutions 2016,	New
> 	Orleans: Call for Speakers
> Message-ID: <5669ADD7.9000109 at dfki.de>
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> The next Aquatic Solutions Conference (ASC) will be held on May 3rd,
> 2016 in New Orleans. If you would like to present an interesting
> project or application, please consider sending us your presentation
> title along with a short abstract for consideration by the ASC
> Committee.
> Selected speakers will be offered two night hotel accommodations,
> invitation to our pre-conference networking reception (May 2, 2016),
> 1-day free pass to AUVSI exhibition.
> More information: http://www.asc-conference.org/
> -- 
>  Peter Kampmann
>  Teamleiter Hardware Architekturen & Sensorik
>  Hauptgesch?ftsstelle Standort Bremen:
>  DFKI GmbH
>  Robotics Innovation Center
>  Robert-Hooke-Stra?e 1
>  28359 Bremen, Germany
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> Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:40:02 -0500
> From: Jeff Trinkle <trinkle at gmail.com>
> To: robotics-worldwide at usc.edu
> Subject: [robotics-worldwide] [news] NRI Submission Deadline
> 	Correction -	March 7, 2016, not 2017
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> I apologize for the error in my original message.
>   The NRI proposal submission deadline is March 7, 2016, not 2017.
>   Read the solicitation to learn about important changes and contact
> information.
> http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503641&org=CISE&from=home
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> Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:33:19 -0800
> From: Maja Mataric <mataric at usc.edu>
> To: "robotics-worldwide at usc.edu" <robotics-worldwide at usc.edu>
> Subject: [robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Extended deadline & 3rd+final
> 	CFP	AAAI Spring Symposium
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> We are an NSF-supported team that is designing Quori, a modular robot platform to facilitate HRI research. We are organizing a AAAI Spring Symposium to gather input from the community to inform the hardware and software design of Quori. As the project progresses, we will be giving away some of these robots as part of a prototype beta program. Please submit to and attend the symposium to get involved.
> Thanks!
> EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday, January 8, 2015
> AAAI 2016 Spring Symposium on ?Enabling Computing Research in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction: A Community-Driven Modular Research Platform?
> URL: http://www.quori.org/community-input-meetings
> EVENT: AAAI 2016 Spring Symposia
> LOCATION: Palo Alto, California, USA
> * Submission deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016
> * Survey deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016
> * Notification: Friday, January 15, 2016
> * Camera-ready deadline: Friday, January 22, 2016
> * Workshop: Saturday, March 21, 2016 to Monday, March 23, 2016
> The goal of this symposium is to kick-off the process of community-informed design and development of Quori, a low-cost robot hardware and software platform to enable computing research in HRI. Quori is being developed by the symposium organizers through NSF support. The hardware design will involve advances in user-centric, affordable design, safety, modularity, generality, and system integration. The software design will involve novel general algorithms and open source robust code bases that enable the hardware platform to operate ?out of the box? with a set of socially intelligent behavior primitives enabling computing researchers to focus on their areas of interest without having to develop low-level robot control algorithms and code.
> The symposium will present initial hardware design ideas and plans for Quori, along with exploratory exercises to inform the development of proposed software systems to better meet the needs of the research community. Our ?design by quorum? approach is combined with modular hardware and extensible software that centers on creating a standard platform vetted by the community and builds on recent technologies to minimize cost without sacrificing performance. These topics will be discussed through a mix of presentations, posters, invited talks, plenary sessions, and breakouts, to maximize participant interaction. Therefore, advances made through the discussion at the symposium will serve to push the field forward, thereby impacting the computing community at large, including AI and robotics.
> The symposium invites submissions describing opinions and original work, either completed or still in progress, related to one or more of the following:
> * Recognition and generation of fundamental robot social behaviors, such as spacing (i.e., where to be), eye gaze (i.e., where to look), natural language (i.e., what to say), body language (i.e., how to act), and timing (i.e., when to act), among others
> * Human-machine dialog/interaction management, decision-making, and learning
> * Computational models of social dynamics and interaction patterns in human-robot interactions
> * Mapping, localization, path-planning, and navigation in human environments
> * Context/situational awareness and scene understanding in human-robot social interactions
> * Online adaptation to human social behavior and interaction contexts
> * Long-term learning of human behaviors, preferences, and needs
> * Software architectures, tools, and systems for facilitating human-robot interactions
> * Sensor, mechanical, and computational hardware for enabling human-robot interactions
> * Ethics in the design of social robot hardware and software
> Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to fill the survey (see below) and submit to EasyChair any of the following: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=quoriaaaiss16
> * Full paper (6-8 pages, PDF file)
> * Position paper (2-4 pages, PDF file)
> * Demo video (1-3 minutes, common file formats, e.g., AVI, MP4, etc.) including an extended abstract (1-2 pages, PDF file)
> Submitted papers and abstracts should conform to the AAAI publication format; for templates and examples, follow this link: http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit.zip
> To inform the discussion topics of the symposium, as well as receive shaping input from the community, participation in the Symposium will include completing a survey (anonymous or not, as preferred). The survey can be found until Friday, January 8, 2016 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/quori-aaai-ss-16-survey
> In general, the organizing committee will be engaging the computing community at large periodically through surveys to elicit input and feedback on the proposed software and hardware systems being developed for the robot platform.
> * Maja Mataric (University of Southern California)
> * Mark Yim (University of Pennsylvania)
> * Ross Mead (University of Southern California)
> CONTACT (please email to all three of us together about any workshop questions/input/feedback):
> * Maja Mataric (mataric at usc.edu<mailto:mataric at usc.edu>)
> * Mark Yim (yim at seas.upenn.edu<mailto:yim at seas.upenn.edu>)
> * Ross Mead (rossmead at usc.edu<mailto:rossmead at usc.edu>)
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