[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc Position - Legged robots: motion representation, planning and control @ Oxford

Ioannis Havoutis ioannis at robots.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 6 10:27:59 PST 2018


Dear Colleagues,

we are seeking an outstanding postdoc to join the Dynamic Robot Systems 
group <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ori.ox.ac.uk_drs_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_uiNMKkqwZJJhlnAEg_Pd64qxgWiG3Lr8re1NcmLqi0&s=LPwCbMfa8cZv4uILRHBf8vSuE-5gJfZg3pkqN1bIKCA&e=> of the Oxford Robotics Institute 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ori.ox.ac.uk&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_uiNMKkqwZJJhlnAEg_Pd64qxgWiG3Lr8re1NcmLqi0&s=3EbvnCvpDo3L60ZioJ5JZYxsgnoFl8mLzWnIiKwctCo&e=>. At DRS we work on legged robot autonomy, and 
focus on estimation, navigation, motion planning and control for dynamic 
robots in real-world environments.

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the H2020 project MEMMO 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.memmo-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_uiNMKkqwZJJhlnAEg_Pd64qxgWiG3Lr8re1NcmLqi0&s=N70jyU8raljj96sPdO1_acl9UZL66LOgHXc-j50iuwY&e=>. MEMMO--Memory of Motion---will develop 
motion-generation technology to generate complex movement sequences for 
robots with any combination of arms and legs interacting with a dynamic 
environment and in real-time. The post is fixed-term for 3 years.

The successful candidate will work on _topics_ such as:
- motion modeling, representation and sampling, using and adapting to 
environment information
- trajectory optimization and optimal control for dynamic, multi-contact 
locomotion
- whole-body compliant control using contact information and constraints

_Requirements_:
- PhD/DPhil in robotics, computer science, machine learning, control 
theory, or closely related field
- Excellent academic track record in topics relevant to legged 
locomotion; path and motion planning, whole-body control, multi-contact 
locomotion, machine learning and optimization or related areas
- Excellent programming skills
- Outstanding team and communication skills

_Desirable_:
- Experience with dynamic robots (quadrupeds, manipulators, humanoids)
- Experience with planning with dynamics, optimization, compliance, 
torque control
- A very good understanding of control aspects of multi-articulated 
robots and rigid body dynamics
- Knowledge of optimal control theory and machine learning approaches
- Unix/Linux, ROS, Git
- Work on real robots

*How to apply* and further information can be found at: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.eng.ox.ac.uk_jobs_current-2Dvacancies_vacancy_133590-2DPostdoctoral-2DResearch-2DAssistant-2Din-2DRobot-2DMotion-2DPlanning-2Dand-2DControl&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_uiNMKkqwZJJhlnAEg_Pd64qxgWiG3Lr8re1NcmLqi0&s=aP3ZWJNAMI02vj1g5Nf9iE41MaWx66Pj0qbFMntDM14&e=

Deadline for applications is: *12pm on 16th of March*

Some more info on DRS and ORI bellow:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ori.ox.ac.uk_drs_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_uiNMKkqwZJJhlnAEg_Pd64qxgWiG3Lr8re1NcmLqi0&s=LPwCbMfa8cZv4uILRHBf8vSuE-5gJfZg3pkqN1bIKCA&e=
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ori.ox.ac.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_uiNMKkqwZJJhlnAEg_Pd64qxgWiG3Lr8re1NcmLqi0&s=5RxkyXphFf0vIYrwoHg6imXwDJqmr68Z2WOtnRD2Pz0&e=

Best regards,
Ioannis


-- 
Dr. Ioannis Havoutis
Departmental Lecturer in Robotics
Oxford Robotics Institute
Department Of Engineering Science
University of Oxford



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