[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy

Tom Duckett tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk
Mon Oct 1 08:18:59 PDT 2018

[jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI for Long-Term Autonomy

School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK

Salary: From £33,199 per annum
Please note this post is full time and fixed term for up to 2 years.
Closing Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 15 November 2018†
Reference: COS587A

Enabling robotic systems to perform autonomously in complex, real-world scenarios over extended time periods (i.e. weeks, months, or years) poses many challenges. Some of these have been investigated by sub-disciplines of Artificial Intelligence (AI) including navigation and mapping, perception, knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, interaction, and learning.

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The successful candidate will be employed as part of the Horizon 2020 project ILIAD, involving fleets of robots that operate in intralogistics applications with a high demand on flexibility in environments shared with humans (see iliad-project.eu).

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

* AI methods for long-term robot autonomy;
* Persistent mapping and navigation;
* Long-term robotic perception;
* Human activity monitoring and prediction;
* Machine learning for autonomous robots;
* Systems integration, including ROS.

Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS). The new position 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 conferences and journals.

This post will be fixed term for up to 24 months from 1st Jan 2019, with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development and progression. The successful candidate will contribute to the Universityís 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 L-CAS.

Meet us at IROS 2018: Informal enquiries about the post can be made to  Prof Tom Duckett (email: tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk), Prof Marc Hanheide (email: mhanheide at lincoln.ac.uk), or Dr Greg Cielniak (email: gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk). We are all attending IROS 2018, so please feel free to contact us if you would like to meet for a chat during the conference.

To apply, please use the online application form at:


Professor Tom Duckett FRSA
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

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