[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado, Boulder

Christoffer Heckman christoffer.heckman at colorado.edu
Mon Apr 18 17:34:18 PDT 2016

The Autonomous Robotics & Perception Group (ARPG) at the University of Colorado is looking for one postdoc to engage in research on visual perception, planning and control algorithms applied to autonomous agile ground vehicles. This position is competitively funded, available immediately, and has support for at least one year with the possibility of an extension.

You will collaborate closely with Profs. Christoffer Heckman and Gabe Sibley as well as other members of the ARPG to advance the state of the art in realtime robot perception and control (see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__arpg.colorado.edu&d=CwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=H6gdYQgy1lnCybPfq6R6NfZJlACZozkR_1IyiaJpYRo&s=p82X64qUogtidUfcFRWeeOGbmrHjpFDDSE8JU50ZddE&e=  for more information). We are working on approaches that will expand the capabilities of our agile Ninja Car platform, including augmenting it with the ability to jump via actuation.

Further topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Deep learning and policy learning
- Semantic SLAM
- High speed perception and control for agile ground vehicles
- Semantic scene understanding
- Perception driven realtime planning under uncertainty
- Dense visual spatial and semantic perception for autonomous ground vehicles
- High speed object detection, tracking and avoidance

* Applicant profile:
- PhD with a focus in robotics, computer vision, AI, machine learning, planning & control, or a related field
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Track record of high quality publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed venues
- Extensive experience with C/C++ programming, linux and OpenGL

* Location and salary:
- Boulder, CO USA
- Competitive wages
- Benefits including a relocation allowance, generous retirement contributions, health insurance, and more.

* International travel for conferences and collaboration

* Strong ties to industry, from exciting startups to the world's most successful tech companies

If you are interested, please send the following materials to Prof. Heckman (christoffer.heckman at colorado.edu):
- cover letter describing your background and research experience
- curriculum vitae
- sample publications
- statement of interests and anticipated future research

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