[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Fellow in Robot Manipulation, University of Lincoln

Gerhard Neumann gneumann at lincoln.ac.uk
Fri Oct 13 17:41:19 PDT 2017


Research Fellow in Robot Manipulation for Fruit Picking (Fixed Term)School
of Computer Science*Location:  *Brayford
*Salary:  * From £32,548 per annum
This post is full time and fixed term until 31st March 2019.
*Closing Date:  * Saturday 11 November 2017
*Interview Date:  * Friday 24 November 2017
*Reference:  *COS454

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research
Fellow for Robot Fruit Picking. The successful candidates will be employed
as part of the Automato project (Innovate UK), which will develop an
automated robotic picking system for fresh vine tomatoes. The project is a
close collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Xihelm.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow specialized in
research and software development in at least one of the following fields:

·        Robot control systems

·        Motion planning

·        Robot grasping

·        Robot learning (learning from demonstrations, reinforcement
learning, deep learning)

Primary tasks of the successful candidates include (not exclusively):

·        Control of the robot arm, gripper and cutting mechanism

·        System integration for the tomato picking prototype

·        Vision guided targeting of the crop and obstacle avoidance

·        Cut-point and grasp point detection using machine learning
techniques

·        Vision guided learning to improve the picking motion

Applicants should have, or are expect to soon obtain, a PhD (or equivalent)
in a relevant area. Excellent mathematical skills and coding skills
(C++/Python, ROS) are required as well as experience with robots.

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.

The successful candidate will contribute to the University's ambition to
achieve international recognition as a research-intensive institution and
will be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the
above subject areas as well contribute to the wider activities of Lincoln
School of Computer Science. 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. Opportunities to mentor and co-supervise PhD students
working in the project team will also be available to outstanding
candidates.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof Gerhard Neumann
(email: gneumann at lincoln.ac.uk).


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Prof. Gerhard Neumann
Chair of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
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Prof. Gerhard Neumann
Chair of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS

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