[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open positions in guidance, navigation and control of automatic robot system for indoor high rise spray painting at NTU, Singapore

Erdal Kayacan (Asst Prof) erdal at ntu.edu.sg
Wed Mar 4 19:29:42 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 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 "erdal at ntu.edu.sg" with a subject line of "Postdoc application of <Name> <Surname> for painting  project"
Deadline and starting date: The deadline for the applications is 10th 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 & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) | 50 Nanyang Avenue, N3.2-02-28, Singapore, 639798
Tel: (65) 6790 5585 GMT+8h | Fax: (65) 6792 4062 |  Homepage: www.erdalkayacan.com
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