[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully funded PhD Position in 3D Point-Cloud Vision for a Broccoli Harvesting Robot

Tom Duckett tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk
Mon Oct 31 07:34:11 PDT 2016


[jobs] Fully funded PhD Position in 3D Point-Cloud Vision for a Broccoli Harvesting Robot



School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK



A PhD position is available in the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research (L-CAS) at the University of Lincoln UK. The position is funded for 3 years, including a bursary at the current RCUK doctoral stipend levels, tuition fees, and participation in international conferences and meetings. Please note: *this studentship is available to UK/EU candidates only*; at present we are not able to offer any studentships to international candidates.



The PhD position is offered in the area of robot vision using state-of-the-art 3D sensors for real-time detection, tracking and size estimation of crops, with a particular focus on robotic harvesting of crops such as broccoli. This PhD will build on our previous work presented at the IROS'16 conference and on our youtube channel<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DMUTddzcWERs-26list-3DPLnS6TQ-5FQsDUxCrv1fbzPHn0LoTwc-5Fn8NF-26index-3D7&d=DgIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=In2hTK1Tx0elFHba_ybDPZkRYH96-ZRfp-uf17XxZlM&s=_i9xxKVKxbyoIXlomVCX0kv5gTooH_pHcf03HIOG2pQ&e= >, and is part of a project funded by the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to develop a broccoli harvesting robot. The studentship offers the opportunity to engage in scientific collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, to collaborate with industry partners to develop a prototype harvesting robot, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions.



You 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 work on the project as soon as possible.



In the first instance please contact Tom Duckett and Grzegorz Cielniak (tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk,gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk<mailto:tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk,gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk>), with your CV and transcript.  Put "3D Point-Cloud Vision PhD application" in the subject line. Applications will be assessed as they arrive and, if appropriate, we will contact applicants to discuss things further.

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Professor Tom Duckett
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
Phone: +44 1522 837113
Fax: +44 1522 886974





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