[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 2 Research Fellows and 2 PhD positions offered University of Lincoln

Pål Johan From pal.johan.from at nmbu.no
Wed Mar 29 13:25:48 PDT 2017


2 Research Fellows and 2 PhD positions offered University of Lincoln



The RAS-Berry project



The RAS-Berry project will develop autonomous fleets of robots for in-field transportation to aid and complement human fruit pickers. In particular, the project will consider strawberry production in polytunnels. A solution for autonomous in-field transportation will significantly decrease strawberry production costs and be the first step towards fully autonomous robotic systems for berry production.


The project will develop a dedicated mobile platform together with software components for fleet management, long-term operation and safe human robot collaboration in strawberry production facilities.


The project is a collaboration between the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and University of Lincoln, and is looking to employ a total of three postdocs and four PhD students. The successful candidates will have access to state-of-the art research farms that will be equipped with production facilities with industrial standard. The project also has access to a wide variety of agricultural robots with advanced sensors and tools. This equipment is already installed on the research farms and will be made available to the project. There is a strong focus on developing solutions that are robust in realistic scenarios, and extensive field testing is therefore required. In order to coordinate the work of everyone involved in the project, several workshops will be held both in Norway and the UK.


The following posts are advertised by the University of Lincoln


·       Research Fellow in System Integration

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS404&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=7jPOrvFVvIlg56pAvLyfspjQT-oy3AoJ3cETkWjZLR4&e= 

·       Research Fellow in Long-term World Representations

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS403&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=NJisRVgicyCGuff0aqD8Ee0Bp78GRUKhDNQAJ-SDRRw&e= 

·       PhD studentship in Safe Human Robot Interaction

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_jobs_fully-2Dfunded-2Dphd-2Dstudentship-2Din-2Dsafe-2Dhuman-2Drobot-2Dinteraction-2Dfor-2Dagriculture_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=NVOAl1Pz9Q0jnCzzyRG6iVkRa3PEV6GCBrhlTFN5JL8&e= 

·       PhD studentship in 3D Vision for Fruit Picking

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_jobs_fully-2Dfunded-2Dphd-2Dstudentship-2Din-2D3d-2Dvision-2Dfor-2Dfruit-2Dpicking_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=rrrNm5YKzV7l4DWnQNUnLmx8pfGpeDCeKlgU9KXIhN4&e= 


See: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__rasberryproject.com_blogs_vacant-2Dpositions&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=PyrJUZJPdKB9Yb8u57WViBWJmGt2GopA47mXzP3SfLU&e= 



Details of the positions:





Research Fellow in System Integration

Closing date: April 24th


We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in a number of research areas, including (not exclusively):

·       Long-term autonomy for mobile robots;

·       Learning for autonomous systems;

·       Remote management and operations of largely autonomous system;

·       Shared autonomy and distributed systems;

·       Software engineering in robotics; and

·       Integration and orchestration of robotic systems.


For more information about the position and how to apply, please see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS404&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=7jPOrvFVvIlg56pAvLyfspjQT-oy3AoJ3cETkWjZLR4&e= .


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Research Fellow in Long-term World Representations

Closing date: April 24th


We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with relevant experience and/or a strong interest in a number of research areas, including (not exclusively):

·       Task allocation and planning;

·       Mobile robot fleet coordination;

·       Long-term autonomy for mobile robots;

·       Distributed robotic systems;

·       Integration and orchestration of robotic systems.


For more information about the position and how to apply, please see <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.jobbnorge.no_en_available-2Djobs_job_134481_postdoctoral-2Dfellow-2Dwithin-2Dautonomous-2Dnavigation-2Dfor-2Drobotics-2Din-2Dagriculture-2Drefno-2D17-2D00929&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=dBp7nPT0MP76TfxBSBMKb4Zy0TZ2l9zoYV9HWEU8rI8&e= > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS403&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=NJisRVgicyCGuff0aqD8Ee0Bp78GRUKhDNQAJ-SDRRw&e= .


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PhD Studentship in Safe Human Robot Interaction


We are looking to recruit a PhD candidate with a focus on the communicative and spatial interaction of the mobile robot platforms with the human strawberry pickers to facilitate in-field transportation. Specifically, the area of exploration will be comprised of interpreting vocal and/or gestural feedback/commands from the human to the robot, and the appropriate communication of the robot's state and intent to the human, in a manner that reduces cognitive load and the necessity of prior training for the human.


For more information about the position and how to apply, please see <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_jobs_fully-2Dfunded-2Dphd-2Dstudentship-2Din-2D3d-2Dvision-2Dfor-2Dfruit-2Dpicking_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=rrrNm5YKzV7l4DWnQNUnLmx8pfGpeDCeKlgU9KXIhN4&e= > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_jobs_fully-2Dfunded-2Dphd-2Dstudentship-2Din-2Dsafe-2Dhuman-2Drobot-2Dinteraction-2Dfor-2Dagriculture_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=NVOAl1Pz9Q0jnCzzyRG6iVkRa3PEV6GCBrhlTFN5JL8&e= 


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PhD Studentship in 3D Vision for Fruit Picking


We seek an individual with a good technical background (computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, etc).  As this project will combine elements of hardware development, machine learning and computer vision (particularly 3D) experience in these areas will be highly beneficial.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_jobs_fully-2Dfunded-2Dphd-2Dstudentship-2Din-2D3d-2Dvision-2Dfor-2Dfruit-2Dpicking_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xR5Rr-ICwZ3vNBjHkrWfM197gSsz6zQ8Xwj7320gDtQ&s=rrrNm5YKzV7l4DWnQNUnLmx8pfGpeDCeKlgU9KXIhN4&e= .


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Pål Johan From, Ph.D.
Professor



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