[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Assistant - 3D Vision-based Crop-Weed Discrimination For Automated Weeding Operations

Grzegorz Cielniak grzegorz.cielniak at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 12:32:19 PDT 2016

Job Advert: Research Assistant - 3D Vision-based Crop-Weed
Discrimination For Automated Weeding Operations (Fixed Term, 12

School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK
Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £26,537 per annum
This post is fixed term for 1 year
Closing Date:   Wednesday 04 May 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 16 May 2016
Reference:  COS285

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant
to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The Centre
specialises in the integration of perception, learning,
decision-making and control capabilities in autonomous systems such as
mobile robots. Currently, 8 school staff and over 20 postgraduate
researchers contribute to the Centre’s research output. The successful
candidate will be employed as part of a collaborative project funded
by Innovate UK.

You will be expected to specialise in software development for
real-time 3D image analysis.  In this project we will investigate
detection of plants using a low-cost 3D camera vision system and
discrimination of target crop plants from weeds at different growth
stages. The technology will be integrated into automated weeding
products and evaluated in collaboration with an industrial partner who
are a world leading manufacturers of robotic weeding machinery.

The position offers the opportunity to engage in collaboration within
an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art imaging hardware and
software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce high
quality research outputs. The successful candidate will possess
excellent skills in programming, especially in C++; MATLAB also an
advantage, and a strong interest in computer vision. Further
experience in 3D imaging and relevant software packages such as Point
Cloud Library and OpenCV would also be an advantage. Candidates should
possess a good honours degree or Masters in Computer Science or a
related discipline. Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively as
part of a team, including excellent communication skills is also

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln provides a
stimulating environment for academic research, and is based on the
picturesque waterfront campus in the vibrant and historical city of
Lincoln in high quality, newly developed facilities. The research
facilities available within the School of Computer Science include
well-appointed research laboratories and office spaces with
state-of-the-art computing facilities for an international community
of academics, researchers and graduate students. For further
information see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yHvt7vqS9sQpv7pEVrjdN-g-kIS-O6sXLol_P7Fu8Bs&s=Vj_Wv5ivqEhM3E0XGYioSbno6djO0pTKA4ZUUOT9Luo&e= .

Informal enquiries about the post are very welcome and can be made to
Dr Grzegorz Cielniak (gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk) or Prof Tom Duckett
(tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk).

Please apply using the online application form at:

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed
to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are
strongly encouraged to apply.

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