[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Seeking Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD Students in Long-Term Autonomy for Mobile Robots in Intra-Logistics

Tom Duckett tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk
Thu Oct 6 07:54:45 PDT 2016

[jobs] Seeking Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD Students in Long-Term Autonomy for Mobile Robots in Intra-Logistics

We are currently looking for researchers at both Postdoctoral and PhD levels to join our team as part of a new European collaborative project, working together with several other Universities and industry partners across Europe. The project is driven by the application needs of fleets of robots that operate in intralogistics applications with a high demand on flexibility, in environments shared with humans. In particular, the project aims to enable automatic deployment of a fleet of autonomous forklift trucks or other material handling equipment (MHE), which will continuously optimise its performance over time by learning from collected data.

We are looking for people with relevant experience and/or strong interest in research areas including (but not limited to):

*         Long-term autonomy for mobile robots, including lifelong localisation and mapping

*         3D perception and environment modelling

*         Human activity monitoring

*         Human-robot interaction

*         Learning for autonomous systems

*         Systems integration, including ROS

Postdoctoral candidates should have a relevant PhD and experience, while PhD candidates should have a good Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS), and be available to start from earliest January 2017 or later for exceptional candidates. Postdoctoral positions will be for 2 years initially, with possible extension up to 4 years total. PhD scholarships will be for 3 years covering tuition and maintenance fees for *UK/EU students only*.

You will be a key part of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS), which specialises in the integration of perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction capabilities in autonomous systems and the application of this research in fields such as personal robotics, agri-food, healthcare, security, and intelligent transportation. The L-CAS is one of the fastest growing robotics groups in the UK. We provide a highly-dynamic inter-disciplinary research environment with a broad range of collaboration opportunities and a large variety of robots to work with.  We are looking to recruit new people - from early careers researchers to senior professionals - who share our ambition to become one of the world's leading robotics labs.

To express your interest, please send a CV to Prof. Tom Duckett (tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk<mailto:tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk>) and we will contact outstanding candidates to take things further (please specify either "Postdoc ..." or "PhD in Long-Term Autonomy for Intralogistics" in the title of your email). If you are attending IROS'16 you could also discuss the positions informally with colleagues Dr Grzegorz Cielniak (gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk<mailto:gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk>) and Dr Marc Hanheide (mhanheide at lincoln.ac.uk<mailto:mhanheide at lincoln.ac.uk>).

Professor Tom Duckett
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Phone: +44 1522 837113
Fax: +44 1522 886974

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