[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in Sensing for Manipulation at Disney Research Los Angeles

Günter Niemeyer gunter at disneyresearch.com
Tue May 23 20:33:02 PDT 2017

*** Post-Doctoral Associate  in  Robotics – Sensing for Manipulation  ***

Disney Research is expanding its activities in manipulation, physical human-robot interactions, and other forms of interactive robots. We invite applicants for a post-doctoral research position, with terms up to 2 years.

The ideal candidate will have recently completed a Ph.D. thesis in a related field and demonstrated peer-reviewed publications. Areas of interest include (though not limited to):

Sensing for Manipulation
3D Sensors, point clouds, sensor fusion
Sensing, Planning, and Manipulation in Cluttered or Crowded Environments Gesture Recognition
Tactile Sensing of Contact Geometries
Intent Recognition
Machine Learning

Excellent written and spoken English communication skills are essential, as well as programming skills in C, Matlab, or an appropriate language. Activities will develop basic concepts and involve implementation on real, large D.O.F. hardware systems.

The Disney Research Labs provide a research foundation for the many business units within The Walt Disney Company. These include Walt Disney Imagineering, Parks & Resorts, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Disney Interactive Media Group, ESPN, and Pixar Animation Studios. Disney Research has sibling labs located in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Zurich.  www.disneyresearch.com

Full participation in the global research community is required through publication of results, collaboration with universities, and participation in professional service activities. Candidates should have a strong record of achievement in applied research, excellent academic credentials, and an earned PhD in their area of specialization.

To apply, please send a CV in pdf format to careers at disneyresearch.com and use DRLA-PD ROBOTICS 2017 in the subject line.  Or if you are attending ICRA, please come see me.

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