[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Swarm Robotics Post-Doc

Adams, Julie Ann julie.a.adams at Vanderbilt.Edu
Sat Jun 13 06:48:45 PDT 2015

Post Doctoral Position in Human-swarm interaction

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Full Description: A post-doctoral scholar position focused on human-swarm
robot interaction at Vanderbilt University¹s Human-Machine Teaming
Laboratory is available. The position focuses on research projects related
to human interaction and control of robotic swarms.

The research effort focuses on how humans can supervise and manipulate
swarms of (semi-)autonomous vehicles via their control algorithms for long
duration deployments. This project requires close collaboration with our
team members at Carnegie Mellon University, John¹s Hopkins University ­
Applied Physics Laboratory, and the University of Pennsylvania. The
selected candidate will be required to collaborate with a range of
personnel including graduate and undergraduate students, unmanned aerial
pilots, as well as robotics related faculty and researchers. The primary
effort focuses on basic research questions, but there is also a
significant applied research focus that will involve field experiments.
The research activities require knowledge of programming, robotics,
experimental design and working with system stakeholders. Opportunities to
pursue a candidate¹s own grants and to potentially pursue a research
assistant professor position are also possible.

The position requires a doctoral degree in computer science or robotics
with expertise in robotic systems, human-system interaction and computer
programming. Computer programming experience with languages and
environments is required: C++, Linux and Microsoft environments. While not
required, preference will be given to candidates with experience with
robot related operating systems, such as ROS and frameworks, such as QT.
candidate must have excellent organizational and technical skills as well
as excellent written and oral English communication skills. Candidates
must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States
at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed
term of employment.

Application Details:  Potential start date: June 1, 2015. Please submit a
CV, brief statement of research interests, and a list of three references
(including email addresses) to Julie.a.adams at vanderbilt.edu. Please do not
submit preprints or other large files; instead please include URLs. Please
place the words Swarms Postdoc: ³Your last name² in the email subject

Julie A. Adams
Julie.a.adams at vanderbilt.edu

Julie A. Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37212
Email: julie.a.adams at vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 322 - 8481
FAX: (615) 343 - 5459

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