[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post Doctoral Research Position in Space Telerobotics at the Johns Hopkins University

Louis L. Whitcomb llw at jhu.edu
Mon May 11 10:13:06 PDT 2015

Post Doctoral Research Position in Space Telerobotics at the Johns 
Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Computational Sensing and 
Robotics seeks to fill an immediate post doctoral or research scientist 
position in telerobotics in the research areas of (a) sensing and 
control to reduce model registration uncertainty and (b) virtual fixture 
definition, simulation, and execution, as enabling technologies for 
applications to problems in telerobotic on-orbit servicing of spacecraft 
via time-delayed telemetry.

Our objective is to develop methods to enable telerobotic systems to 
perform on-orbit servicing (e.g. repair, refueling) of satellites under 
the remote supervisory control of human operators on Earth. We will 
exploit new co-robotic research objectives in the context of three 
manipulation tasks: thermal barrier blanket cutting; rotary fastener 
removal/installation; and orbital replacement unit removal/insertion.

The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics is the center of 
robotics research at the Johns Hopkins University - more information on 
our faculty, students, and facilities is available here: 
https://www.lcsr.jhu.edu The successful candidate will hold a post 
doctoral appointment in the Department of Computer Science or the 
Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Initial appointment will be for a 
term of one year, with renewal for additional years possible.

To apply for this position, please email the following to Peter 
Kazanzides (pkaz at jhu.edu), Louis L. Whitcomb (llw at jhu.edu), and Simon 
Leonard (sleonard at jhu.edu) as a SINGLE PDF document with the words 
"Telerobotics Post-Doc" in the subject line:

1. Cover letter including:
     - Brief summary of qualifications, experience
     - PhD institution, Department, and Advisor
     - Dissertation title, abstract, date
     - Name, email, and phone number of Ph.D. advisor and
       at least two additional references
     -  Link to website if appropriate

2. Curriculum Vitae

ICRA2015: Peter and Simon will be happy to meet with any interested 
candidates at ICRA 2015 in Seattle, WA, USA 26-30 May, 2015, and at the 
Workshop on Next Generation of Space Robotic Servicing Technologies on 
Tuesday May 26.  If you would like to meet, please indicate when you are 
available (days and times) in an email to them with the words 
"Telerobotics Post-Doc" in the subject line.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to building a diverse 
environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The 
Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

This notice is posted online here: 

Louis L. Whitcomb, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Louis R. Sardella Faculty Scholar
223 Latrobe Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 21218-2681
llw at jhu.edu, 410-516-5970, www.me.jhu.edu
Sr. Admin. Coordinator: Ms. Deana Santoni dsantoni at jhu.edu

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