[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in Mobile Robotics at L-CAS, University of Lincoln, UK

Nicola Bellotto nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk
Sun Aug 7 00:46:43 PDT 2016

Location: Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems, University of Lincoln, UK
Salary: £31,656+
Closing Date:   Thursday 1 September 2016
Interview Date:   Thursday 15 September 2016
Apply online:   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS287B&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=h3XmItxhflE6_SZSq4hlY-SRuZOZd4B_go9Az-BWRc4&s=DlVW9svYuEX4b1pZBJ6p_sW5qh6t6_BYa45qQqS9Brs&e= 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Lincoln
Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) to work full-time for 12 months on
two European H2020 funded projects, “FLOBOT – FLoor washing roBOT for
professional users” and “ENRICHME – ENabling Robot and assisted living
environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly” from
October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter). Information about L-CAS
and the projects is available on our website:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robots.lincoln.ac.uk&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=h3XmItxhflE6_SZSq4hlY-SRuZOZd4B_go9Az-BWRc4&s=lsuWrRrGAPfRbz6YWg5fl_Rnoxqh9bSC6J-WevLew-g&e= .

The research focuses on robot sensing for human tracking and behaviour
analysis in public and domestic environments. The post-holder will develop
novel algorithms and approaches for mobile robots in human environments,
based on sensor fusion (i.e. thermal and RGB-D cameras, 2D and 3D lidars)
and probabilistic methods, to track and monitor the activities of people in
different scenarios. Additional tasks include integration of the algorithms
with other robot navigation and interaction modules, and relevant project
management activities.

The position offers the opportunity to engage in international
collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art
hardware and software, to attend international conferences and project
meetings with partner institutions, and to benefit from excellent support
to produce and disseminate original research contributions.

Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in Robotics or a
related area. Excellent software implementation skills (C++/Python) are
essential. Hands-on practical experience in machine perception and
probabilistic methods for human tracking and behaviour analysis, as well as
familiarity with robotics middleware (e.g. ROS) and other relevant software
packages are an advantage. Evidence of authorship of research outputs is
essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team,
including excellent communication skills.

The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and
you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and
friendly city. L-CAS provides a stimulating environment for academic
research, and is based in high quality, newly developed facilities.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Nicola Bellotto (email:
nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk).

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender
equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to

Dr Nicola Bellotto
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1522 886080

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