[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoctoral position for robot learning from demonstration (Scott Niekum)

Scott Niekum sniekum at cs.utexas.edu
Mon Aug 15 12:21:01 PDT 2016


POSITION: Postdoctoral position for robot learning from demonstration

SUPERVISORS: Profs. Scott Niekum and Andrea Thomaz

LOCATION:
Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
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DESCRIPTION:
The Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab at UT Austin is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on multiple machine learning aspects of robot learning from demonstration.  Topics of interest include active learning, interactive perception, probabilistically “safe” learning, human-robot interaction, and deep learning for perception and natural language processing. 

This research will be conducted in collaboration with the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab at UT as part of a new collaborative initiative focused on mobile manipulation in human environments.  In addition to performing research directly, the selected candidate will co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students to rapidly spearhead this initiative.  

This will be a 2-year position and requires a doctoral degree in computer science or a related field with expertise in robotics, machine learning, and strong programming skills. Hands-on experience developing robot systems is required, preferably having worked previously with mobile manipulators. Significant experience using C++, Python, Linux, and ROS is necessary.  The candidate must have excellent organizational and technical skills as well as excellent written and oral English communication skills. 

APPLICATION DETAILS:
These positions are open immediately, and remain open until filled.  The preferred start date is Spring 2017, but is negotiable.  Please submit a CV, brief statement of research interests, and a list of three references (including email addresses) to sniekum at cs.utexas.edu <mailto:athomaz at ece.utexas.edu>.  Optionally, you may also include a link to relevant code samples, such as a Github repository or an open-source ROS packages you have released.

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Scott Niekum 				
Assistant Professor				 
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, Texas 78712-1757 USA
sniekum at cs.utexas.edu <mailto:sniekum at cs.utexas.edu>


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