[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc Position - Dynamic legged locomotion, ANYmal quadruped robot @ Oxford Robotics Institute

i.havoutis i.havoutis at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 20 05:34:22 PST 2018


Dear Colleagues,

we are seeking an outstanding postdoc to join the Dynamic Robot Systems 
(DRS) group <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ori.ox.ac.uk_drs_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-xDP5mtxaMgZ7KyujuMmrnG-v9zJlCfZ1meTbHTJUp0&s=QQrZ8toyicvFKG1wZl0qBxXolvtgVhomdJC84fyTbwk&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=-xDP5mtxaMgZ7KyujuMmrnG-v9zJlCfZ1meTbHTJUp0&s=MZOQ5T52vUKMr4ZhR5kwL_CRIK2fcsSzfhOjQszZNYk&e=>. At DRS we work on legged robot autonomy, and 
focus on navigation, estimation, motion planning and control for dynamic 
robots in real-world environments.

The postdoctoral researcher will develop robust approaches to autonomous 
legged mobility in challenging environments. The goal is to formulate 
reactive motion planning as a fast sensory-motor loop that will allow 
re-planning with online perception. This project will focus on the 
ANYmal quadruped robot and can potentially explore a full range of 
approaches; from MPC to learning control, to deep RL. The post is funded 
by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is 
for a fixed duration of 2 years.

[*Deadline* for applications is: *12.00 (_noon_, UK) on 23rd of November 
2018*, details below.]

_Requirements_:
- PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in robotics, computer science, machine 
learning, artificial intelligence, control, 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, avatar animation 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, contact
- 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_137717-2DPostdoctoral-2DResearch-2DAssistant-2Din-2DDynamic-2DLegged-2DLocomotion&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-xDP5mtxaMgZ7KyujuMmrnG-v9zJlCfZ1meTbHTJUp0&s=IXVJB0mgmUgpcEcl4jHyJqz7B5WysNd9f5ibeCTSLQA&e=

Deadline for applications is: *12.00 (noon, UK) on 23rd of November 2018*

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=-xDP5mtxaMgZ7KyujuMmrnG-v9zJlCfZ1meTbHTJUp0&s=QQrZ8toyicvFKG1wZl0qBxXolvtgVhomdJC84fyTbwk&e=
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ori.ox.ac.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-xDP5mtxaMgZ7KyujuMmrnG-v9zJlCfZ1meTbHTJUp0&s=L_OcUtv582RZdoe5pwsbyTrRPEMdORUcXjbCKKefdjI&e=

Best regards,
Ioannis




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