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

Nicola Bellotto nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk
Tue Aug 23 03:38:07 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=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=a_PZn8wCSFqwHUg1weh4PmRbCX8ahZqsNbdXz_dz81w&s=n8htFLpMNI4yB3Bt_r3PjJLURgC5iLT4g3sA_Zz29mo&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=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=a_PZn8wCSFqwHUg1weh4PmRbCX8ahZqsNbdXz_dz81w&s=Jgt9KamAfrWMLu3J8fUGJxX-3NQTAIqcK7fRLpGBi7g&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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