[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Persistent Mapping and Long-Term Autonomy for Mobile Robots

Tom Duckett tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk
Wed Mar 1 02:44:39 PST 2017

[jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Persistent Mapping and Long-Term Autonomy for Mobile Robots

Fixed term for 2 years initially with possible extension up to the project end date of 31st December 2020.

Closing Date:  2nd April 2017

Interview Date:  19th April 2017

Reference:  COS394

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The successful candidate will be employed as part of a 4-year European-funded collaborative project "ILIAD - Intra-Logistics with Integrated Automatic Deployment: safe and scalable fleets in shared spaces", involving four academic institutes and five industrial partners across four European countries.

The ILIAD 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, which will continuously optimise its performance over time by learning from collected data.

The University of Lincoln's contributions to the project will include ensuring long-term operation of the ILIAD system, maintaining its environment representations over time, learning activity patterns of human co-workers, systems integration, and experimental work at test facilities including the University's National Centre for Food Manufacturing.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in research areas including:

* Long-term autonomy for mobile robots;

* Spatio-temporal representations for long-term operation;

* Reliability-aware long-term localisation and mapping;

* 3D perception and environment modelling;

* Systems integration, including ROS.

The Research Fellowship offers the opportunity to engage in international collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions in the leading international conferences and journals. Opportunities to co-supervise PhD students in the project team will also be available to interested candidates.

Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS). Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof Tom Duckett (email: tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk>).<mailto:tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk%3cmailto:tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk>

For full details and online application form please go to


Note that applications can only be accepted through the above website.

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