[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two Post-doc positions in the Robotics Research Centre in NTU (Painting robot project)

Erdal Kayacan (Asst Prof) erdal at ntu.edu.sg
Tue Feb 3 04:33:10 PST 2015

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NTU (Singapore) has two open positions in guidance, navigation and control of automatic robot system for indoor high rise spray painting for a joint project between School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and School of Civil and Environment Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

This project aims at developing a mobile robot system equipped with a novel long reach mechanism for high ceiling and wall painting applications automatically. The mobile robot and the reaching manipulator can be configured to cope with painting tasks at different height and the configuration can be done in either automatic or semi-automatic manner. The indoor spray-painting robot shall be able to scan the working environment, construct a 3D model of the actual environment, plan and navigate in the environment for the painting task autonomously.  Eventually the robot shall be used a tool to help the contractor to deliver high ceiling and wall painting jobs.

Prospective candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, automatic control, mechatronics, applied mathematics, or other related disciplines. Moreover, he/she should have a strong publication record in the fields related to mobile robotic navigation and 3D modeling of indoor environments. The candidate should also have excellent verbal and writing skills in English.

The contract is for one year and could be extended subject to the research performance. The candidate will work in the Robotics Research Centre in NTU. The salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicant's accomplishments, experience and qualifications.  Singapore has low income tax and a postdoc is likely to pay a variable income tax of a maximum of 15%
(see http://www.iras.gov.sg/irasHome/page04.aspx?id=1190).

How to apply for the Postdoc position:
The application should consist of:

*         A motivation letter (explaining the reason that you are interested in joining this project and NTU),

*         A CV with a full publication list,

*         The contact details of three referees.
These documents must be compiled as a single pdf file, and named as "<Name>_<Surname>.pdf". Then, the single file should be sent to "michen at ntu.edu.sg" with a subject line of "Postdoc application of <Name> <Surname> for painting project"

Deadline and starting date: The ideal start day is 1st of May 2015. The deadline for the applications is 1st of March 2015. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For further information, feel free to contact:
Erdal Kayacan PhD| Assistant Professor | School of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. | Division of Aerospace Eng.
Nanyang Technological University | N3.2-02-28, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
Tel: (65) 6790-5585 GMT+8h | Fax: (65) 67924062 | Email: erdal at ntu.edu.sg<mailto:erdal at ntu.edu.sg> | homepage: http://www.erdalkayacan.com
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