Jobs

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Postdoctoral positions on industrial exoskeleton development.

The Advanced Robotics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research Institute, is seeking to appoint highly motivated full-time post-docs who will have a leading research role in developing industrial exoskeletons.

Email:  jesus.ortiz@iit.it

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The Robotics Department at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore, invites applications for multiple research scientist positions in robot manipulation and HRI. We offer highly competitive remuneration, leave and welfare package which commensurate with the experience of each applicant. Visit www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg

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Assistant/Associate Professor – Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering- 05585 Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for multiple tenure-track faculty positions which are anticipated to start in January 2018, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications. The primary areas of research expertise sought for these positions are (1) autonomous robotics, with emphasis on robot perception, planning, mobile manipulation and control, (2) guidance, navigation and control with applications to aerospace vehicles, (3) materials science and engineering, and (4) energy systems, with emphasis on computational fluid dynamics, efficient, sustainable and clean power generation.

Contact: Yu.Gu@mail.wvu.edu

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Multiple engineering positions for Advanced Robotic Teleoperation development at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Contact: ni.a.deshpande@gmail.com

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Research Engineer Position in Mechatronics or SLAM/CV/Planning at Singapore-ETH Centre

Singapore-ETH Centre

1 Create Way

#06-01 CREATE Tower

Singapore 138602

www.sec.ethz.ch

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Job title: Research Associate – Robotics for Nuclear Environments

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Alan Winfield on 01173282644 or email on Alan.Winfield@uwe.ac.uk or Tony Pipe on 0117 3286330 or email to: Anthony.Pipe@uwe.ac.uk.

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PhD Scholarship on Robotic Vision for Design Robotics

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

AUD$35,238 per year + payment of tuition fees for 3 years of the PhD

Contact: jonathan.roberts@qut.edu.au

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Established in 2005, SoftBank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran) has 450 employees and is headquartered in France with offices in China, Japan and the United States. For almost 10 years, SoftBank Robotics has been driving technology into a new world by designing humanoid robots and has become the worldwide leader in humanoid robotics.

Our robots (NAO, Pepper, Romeo) are used in more than 70 countries in various fields, such as research, education, retail, care, tourism or entertainment.

For the future, SoftBank Robotics has embraced the ambitious goal of developing humanoid robots for everyone. SoftBank Robotics believes that in coming years robots will positively impact our lives to the same extent as PCs and mobile devices did during the past 3 decades. Robots will change the way we learn, work and communicate.

Love new challenges and want to participate in an adventure out of the ordinary? Send us your application (resume + cover letter) at recrutement@softbankrobotics.com This position is available immediately, for an internship between 3-6 months.

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Research Engineer – Vision and Deep Learning for Robotics and AI Start Up

Job Title: Research Engineer

Reporting To: Research Manager

Deadline & Term: ASAP, Permanent, Full Time

Package: Salary + Performance Related Pay + Options Scheme

Location: SW London (Earlsfield)

Please apply to: future@q-bot.co with a covering letter and CV.

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The Melbourne Robotics Laboratory at the University of Melbourne is looking to recruit one high calibre PhD student in the topic of Rehabilitation Robotics. Specifically, the candidate will work on the newly developed EMU Spatial End-effector based Upper Limb Rehab Robot, to develop various manipulation strategies for effective rehabilitation exercises. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment across robotic engineering, biomedical engineering, neuroscience and clinical therapy. The project is carried out in close collaboration with multiple hospitals, primarily the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The PhD candidature is funded for 4 years, carrying scholarships for both tuition and stipend components.  Interested candidates are to contact A/Prof Denny Oetomo (doetomo@unimelb.edu.au).

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Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) in Silicon Valley is searching for a talented scientist with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning to join our cutting-edge research in the exciting future of autonomous vehicles. As a member of the group, we encourage the candidates to contribute new research ideas and to participate in presentations and scientific publications. You will also have the opportunity to build close relationships with our research partners at world-class universities and at other Honda Research Institutes in Europe and Japan to create cutting edge solutions to complex and real world problems.

Contact:  careers@honda-ri.com

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Research Engineer position at ISR – University of Coimbra, Portugal

Topics: artificial perception, pattern recognition, classification, cooperative perception, multi-robot surveillance of infrastructures.

Application deadline: September 29, 2017.

Contact:  rprocha@isr.uc.pt

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The Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision department (PAVIS) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa is looking for highly qualified candidates with a strong background in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, with particular emphasis on automatic visual inspection and other related areas (e.g., recognition, video analysis, 3D reconstruction, SLAM, etc.).

Contact: pavis@iit.it

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We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in machine learning area. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in robotics, machine learning, robot control or a related topic. Embedded programming skills in C/C++ or any mechatronics practical experience are highly desirable.

Any experience in any of the following areas would be advantageous: reinforcement learning, deep learning, multichannel signal processing, and bipedal robot balance control.

Salary:  £29,301 to £38,183 per annum.

Email: Q.Meng@lboro.ac.uk

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Software Engineer staff in Robotics Opening

We are opening a 2-years position for a robotic software engineer to work on the development and maintenance of software for the dynamics simulation of robots, Choreonoid (www.choreonoid.org). Contact: f-kanehiro@aist.go.jp

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A Phd scholarship is available at INRIA Sophia Antipolis in Medical Image Analysis and Data Science. Candidates must have a Master degree with background in applied mathematics, computer science. Knowledge and skills in data science, and image processing are a plus. The Phd scholarship is related to the modeling and evaluation of cochlear implants from CT images.

Send your motivation letter and resume to Herve.Delingette@inria.fr

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PostDoc subject: Hybrid Control Architecture for Reliable Navigation of Cooperative Autonomous Vehicles in Complex Environments/Situations.

Deadline for applications: August 28th, 2017

Starting date: Between September and October 2017

Contract information: The initial term of appointment is for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance.

Candidacy and contacts:

The candidates should send ASAP, to Lounis ADOUANE (Lounis.Adouane@uca.fr).

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We would like to invite good graduates of your esteemed institute/department to partake in a funded R&D project on the next generation container port. The project will offer unique opportunities for contributing to the conceptualization, design, and analysis of a future container port. It also offers an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and possibly multi-lingual team, collaborating towards the common goal. Qualified persons are expected to be able to contribute working knowledge in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Logistics /operation research /transportation engineering
  • Cost-benefit analysis and competitive analysis of large-scale system designs
  • Design and analysis of dispatching/scheduling/routing algorithms (e.g., for automated guided vehicles, cranes)
  • Data Mining, Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization.
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Areas that are relevant to the design and analysis of container terminals, esp. in the operational aspects.

Positions are open at Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellows (for candidates holding PhD), Research Associates (Masters) and Research Assistants (Bachelors). The salary will be commensurate with proven records/achievements. We would appreciate it if you could kindly refer the candidate to send his/her application/inquiries to this mail address: hsu@ntu.edu.sg;

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The Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an open post doctoral research position.  The successful applicant will perform research on platform-invariant, embodied motion primitives, particularly in the context of teleoperation. Candidates who also have a background in movement (sports, dance, etc.) and/or the arts (music, dance, etc.) are particularly of interest.  The position start date is flexible, expected roughly between August 2017 and January 2018. Interested parties should email their resume and a paragraph or two about their research interests and experience to alaviers@illinois.edu

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Two Post-doctoral positions are currently open within the Institute of mechanics, materials and civil engineering at UCLouvain (Belgium), in the framework of collaborative projects. One is in the field of rehab/assistive robotics and the other in biomechanics. Contact: renaud.ronsse@uclouvain.be

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One Available Senior Researcher Position in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics at the Emergent Systems Laboratory, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. Please send your application to (adm@em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp) no later than July 25th 2017.

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Caltech’s new Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) and Professor Soon-Jo Chung’s Aerospace Robotics and Control Group at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) seek to fill multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions in two areas: (1) Space Engineering, with focus on Distributed Space Systems and Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC), and (2) Autonomous Systems. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in any of the following areas: computer vision and estimation theory, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), nonlinear control, optimal control theory, and space or flight hardware systems.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. Candidates should email a detailed CV and a list of references (e-mail and telephone numbers) to sjchung@caltech.edu<mailto:sjchung@caltech.edu>. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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Linköping University hereby announces a postdoc position in Computer Vision at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University.

The postdoc will work as a researcher in a project on machine learning for time of flight cameras, and features collaboration between the Computer Vision Lab and the company Fotonic. 3D cameras using the time of flight (ToF) principle are increasingly popular for automation and robotics. Many new consumer products such as the Kinect v2, and the Microsoft Hololens device also rely on ToF for 3D mapping. We will together with Fotonic study the fundamentals of the measurement problem, and temporal fusion techniques, with the aim of improving depth map quality, range, and robustness. The postdoc is expected to publish papers at high ranking venues such as ECCV, CVPR, ICCV and 3DV.

Further details on the position can be provided on request by Associate Professor Per-Erik Forssen (per-erik.forssen@liu.se) who is also the project manager, or by Professor Michael Felsberg (michael.felsberg@liu.se) who is heading the lab.

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Postdoctoral Researcher on Reinforcement Learning Project Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

A two year, full-time postdoctoral position is available for a researcher in the area of reinforcement learning. This is a European Research Council-funded project, working with Professor Shimon Whiteson.  The goal of the project is to develop a new class of reinforcement learning and sample-based decision-theoretic planning methods that overcome fundamental obstacles to the efficient optimisation of control policies for autonomous agents. Contact: Shimon Whiteson <shimon.whiteson@gmail.com>

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Two funded doctoral student positions in artificial intelligence and robotics are available at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio USA. Successful applicants can start in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Contact: s.zhang9@csuohio.edu

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We are opening a 3-years position for a robotic engineer to work on:

  1. The development and maintenance of software for humanoid robots,
  2. The testing of software on the real robots,
  3. The design and manufacturing of parts for attaching new sensing devices.

Send your CV and motivation letter to:

Fumio Kanehiro, AIST-IS Humanoid Research Group, Tsukuba, Japan f-kanehiro@aist.go.jp An interview will be conducted for each profile fitting the requirement.

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Multiple PhD and Post-Doc positions in Control Engineering with specialization in Robotics. The Robotics Team at the Control Engineering Group (CEG), Department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, is now looking for two PhD students and two Post Doctoral Researchers contributing to our growing activities in the areas of aerial and ground robotics for inspection purposes. The candidates will be part of a strong research team with intense expertise in the area of field robotics and will have the pleasure to work in multiple European and National research projects, while contributing to the vision and goals of the group. For further information, please contact Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298, geonik@ltu.se<mailto:geonik@ltu.se>

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Funded PhD Positions in Machine Learning & Robotics, School of Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK Two scholarships are available in the area of Machine Learning & Robotics within the School of Design. The research students will build upon our previous work in the area of robotic perception, mobility and manipulation.  We are keen to attract applicants with backgrounds in mechatronics, software, or engineering design to address challenges in: Soft Robotics/ Mobile Robotics For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Sina Sareh, Academic Lead, Robotics, by email (sina.sareh@rca.ac.uk), with your CV (e-mail’s subject: ‘Robotics Scholarship at RCA’). 3D visualisation/ Computer science For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Paul Anderson, Dean of the School of Design, by email ( paul.anderson@rca.ac.uk), with your CV (e-mail’s subject: ‘Computer Science Visualisation at RCA’).

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University-funded PhD Studentship in Smart Robotic Care System Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde. This is a call for applications for a fully university-funded 3 years PhD studentship in the area of Smart Robotic Care System for the Elderly. The aim of this PhD project (collaborated with ROFUT (Beijing) Technology Co.,Ltd ) is to improve the mobility and independent living of the elderly by carrying out a fundamental research programme in the social healthcare with the focus of addressing the gaps in applying robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) to the healthcare field for widening RAS’s social and economic impact. Potential candidates are also encouraged to send an inquiry email to Dr Erfu Yang (erfu.yang@strath.ac.uk) or Professor Jonathan Corney (Jonathan.Corney@strath.ac.uk ) if they wish to find out more about the position before applying.

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The Shared Reality Lab of McGill University is accepting applications for post-doctoral fellows and graduate student positions in haptics and wearable interaction. Contact: srl-jobs@cim.mcgill.ca

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*Open Ph.D. Positions in Robotics at Università di PISA *

The  Research Center “E. Piaggio” and the Dept. of Information Engineering of the Università di Pisa are opening a number of positions for Ph.D. students on the following themes:

Theme 1: Human-Centered Robotics for assistance rehabilitation and advanced human-machine interaction

Theme 2: Planning and control for the coordination of multi-vechile systems in structured environments

For more information on the scientific environment and on the research projects please contact us at matteo.bianchi@unipi.it and lucia.pallottino@unipi.it

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Funded PhD Positions in Machine Learning & Robotics, School of Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK Two scholarships are available in the area of Machine Learning & Robotics within the School of Design. The research students will build upon our previous work in the area of robotic perception, mobility and manipulation.  We are keen to attract applicants with backgrounds in mechatronics, software, or engineering design to address challenges in: Soft Robotics/ Mobile Robotics For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Sina Sareh, Academic Lead, Robotics, by email (sina.sareh@rca.ac.uk), with your CV (e-mail’s subject: ‘Robotics Scholarship at RCA’). 3D visualisation/ Computer science For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Paul Anderson, Dean of the School of Design, by email ( paul.anderson@rca.ac.uk), with your CV (e-mail’s subject: ‘Computer Science Visualisation at RCA’).

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Autonomous Systems) School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK

Closing Date:   Sunday 25 June 2017

Interview Date:   Tuesday 11 July 2017

Reference:  COS277A

Lecturer salary from £32,004

Senior Lecturer salary from £37,075

Contact: Prof. Tom Duckett (Director of L-CAS, tduckett@lincoln.ac.uk)

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Ascent Robotics is a Tokyo-based Robotics / AI startup developing intelligent mobile systems. Our research team at Ascent focuses on machine learning including but not limited to deep neural models, reinforcement learning algorithms and biologically inspired models with with the goal of building general purpose learning algorithms for robotic systems.

*— Open Positions — *

Research Engineer

3D Simulation Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Robotics Engineer

Software Engineer

Research Scientist

Principal Research Scientist

Contact: Erik Sjoberg <erik@ascent.ai>

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An annual scholarship of NZD7,971 is available for three years. In addition, the candidate may apply for a competitive UC Doctoral Scholarship. We are working with a consortium to explore the use of autonomous vehicles for the transportation of small groups. You will be working with a team on the first New Zealand trials of an autonomous vehicle at the Christchurch Airport using the Navya mini bus. This project focuses on the trust that passengers, bystanders and other members of the public have in autonomous vehicles. This may include questions about safety, but also about its ethical decision making. You will conduct a series of experiments to understand the relationship between the trust of the users of the vehicle and the vehicle’s behavior, in particular concerning its communication with users. Please contact Dr. Christoph Bartneck (christoph.bartneck@canterbury.ac.nz) for further questions.

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The Computer Engineering Department of Polytechnique, on the University of Montreal campus, is taking applications for three 2-year postdoctoral positions in robotics in the context of a large (3M$) project involving the use of robots for disaster response. Successful candidates will have the chance to work in a stimulating environment, in a lab with top of the line equipment and robots, in close collaboration with industrial partners, with a competitive salary. In addition, Montreal is becoming a world reference for artificial intelligence and robotics, as well as being a lively, beautiful, and affordable city. Contact: Giovanni Beltrame <giovanni.beltrame@polymtl.ca>

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Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) is seeking a talented scientist with expertise in 3D computer vision and machine learning to join our team of engineers and scientists in Mountain View California to support activities in next generation mobility systems and robotics.  Please send an e-mail to:   careers@honda-ri.com

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Vecna Logistics is providing a wide range of fully autonomous mobile robotics solutions to the world’s largest manufacturers, shippers and retailers.  We are having a ton of fun doing it, and we would like you to consider joining our team and sharing in the success. We have openings in machine vision, planning, learning, simulation, electrical, mechanical,  system integration, project management and sales.  We are looking for people in Cambridge MA, and Silicon Valley, and will consider remote/international arrangements for exceptional candidates. Contact: Daniel Theobald <theo@vecna.com>

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A new exciting position on the design and control of soft-bodied unmanned underwater vehicle is currently available at the University of Southampton. For further enquires concerning eligibility contact: nexuss@soton.ac.uk

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We are a dynamic UK company (InnoTecUK) based just outside the City of Cambridge, renowned for leading cutting edge robotics research activities.  At InnoTecUK we are an active member of UK and EU funded R&D projects and are currently developing robot products in niche and emerging robot markets.

Examples include:

  1. Climbing robots for non-destructive testing in hazardous environments.
  2. Underwater mobile robotic inspection of risers in off shore oil and gas installations
  3. Robotised condition monitoring of aerospace and rail structures and systems
  4. Assistive wearable exoskeleton robots for supporting daily living activities for the elderly.

Contact: gurvinder.virk@innotecuk.com

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We are looking for an exceptional post-doctoral Research Associate (RA) who will work in sensor-based rehabilitation technology, and sensorimotor assessment & learning. The RA will be based at Imperial College London within the Human Robotics Group (HRG: www.imperial.ac.uk/humanrobotics), Dept. of Bioengineering (Prof Etienne Burdet) and Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College NHS Trust (Dr Paul Bentley) and directly working with GripAble Ltd (Dr Mike Mace and Dr Paul Rinne).

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Call for PhD CIFRE application on Curiosity and intrinsic motivation in an intelligent dialog companion
The thesis is situated at the state of the art in machine learning and artificial systems intelligence.  The project will design and implement a system for intrinsic motivation and curiosity that will allow an intelligent companion to begin to take initiative in learning how to explore its environment including how to ask the human partner for help and information.   The thesis takes place in the context of a partnership between the Robot Cognition Laboratory (INSERM/CNRS – P.F. Dominey), the Flowers laboratory (INRIA – P.-Y. Oudeyer) and the innovation services department of Intrinsic Cloud Temple (J-M Dussoux).  A more detailed description can be found at these links:
French:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/29n1av2vio7438z/RCL-CT-THESE-LanguageAcquisitionAndCuriosity-20170606-005-FR.pdf?dl=0
English:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2b2z4tl5lbckci2/RCL-CT-THESE-LanguageAcquisitionAndCuriosity-20170606-007.pdf?dl=0
The project will start in September 2017.  Candidates should be French citizens
Potential candidates should send a CV and letter of motivation (in French or English) to peter.dominey@inserm.frJean-Michel.Dussoux@intrinsec.com & pierre-yves.oudeyer@inria.fr

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PhD Openings in Humanoids and Human Centred Mechatronics

Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Research Lab

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Contact: nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it

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Stockholm based Univrses is hiring computer vision and deep learning specialists to work on autonomous vehicles, drones, robotics and computer vision problems in AR/VR for the construction and transportation industries. The team of PhD’s on Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden is now looking to grow with more people to handle a strong demand for deep learning and computer vision expertise in several industries. Contact:  ricky.helgesson@univrses.com

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A 2 years postdoc position about robotic vision is opened at the MIS lab of the University of Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, FRANCE. The scientific context is panoramic vision for smart wheelchair navigation. Contact: guillaume.caron@u-picardie.fr

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2 open PhD positions at IIT in Hydraulic Robot Motion Control and Planning

The Dynamic Legged Systems Lab at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), an English language Institute, is seeking to appoint 2 outstanding, highly-motivated PhD students who will be involved in the *HyQ project* that aims to develop *versatile all-terrain legged robots*. The positions are fully funded, start in November 2017 and typically last 3 years. Contact: claudio.semini@iit.it

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Exciting and exceptional opportunities for talented individuals to play prominent roles in one of the greatest robotics revolutions of the century! As pioneer, SoftBank Robotics is leading the way towards bringing intelligent and social humanoid robots in different walks of life, for a smarter, healthier and happier living. SoftBank Robotics Europe (formerly Aldebaran Robotics) (https://www.ald.softbankrobotics.com/en) has multiple openings for jobs and internships, including openings in its multi-disciplinary Innovation department, which is responsible for long term R&D, in the fields of AI, HRI, Social Robotics, Mechatronics, Perception, Navigation, etc. Contact: akpandey@softbankrobotics.com

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The Faculty of Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is looking for excellent candidates to fill several positions at assistant professor, associate professors and professors levels with prospect for substantiation in Robotics in different partnering departments within the Faculty of Engineering. For more information, please contact Prof. Yunhui Liu, the Director of the CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute via yhliu@mae.cuhk.edu.hk

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Marsi Bionics, SME located in Madrid (Spain), developing paediatric gait exoskeletons for childen with neuromuscular diseases (www.marsibionics.com) invites applications for an EU funded Postdoctoral Fellow position in the area of medical robotics, in particular in gait-assistive exoskeletons. The post-doc candidate will work on the development and testing of a next generation of wearable gait exoskeletons for children with neuromuscular diseases. In particular, the candidate will work on the optimization of wearable exoskeleton designs with a focus on their adaptation to a number of different neurological diseases and their time-evolving simtomatology. Contact: mayte.sanchez@marsibionics.com

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Open Position in Robot Perception at Bosch Corporate Research, Stuttgart Area

Bosch has 100+ robotics researchers worldwide working on exciting problems for consumer robots, collaborative production assistants, transportation platforms, self-driving cars, exoskeletons, or subsea robots. In a new large-scale long-term research programme, Bosch is currently intensifying its robotics research efforts and is seeking for a PhD or postdoctoral researcher in the area of robot perception. Meet us at ICRA 2017 by sending an email to kaioliver.arras@de.bosch.com

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Company – Avidbots

Location: Waterloo, ON Canada

Fulltime – 2 positions

We are currently designing the next generation cleaning robots that will take over the cleaning industry!

Contact: lisa.marino@avidbots.com

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The Robotics group in the mechanical engineering at Hanbat National University (located in Daejeon city, South Korea) invites applications for a multi-year post-doctoral research position (maximum four years) to develop advanced/adaptive control algorithms for novel bio-inspired robots and Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator-based robots. We investigate advanced mobility and manipulation of bio-inspired and/or soft/compliant robotic systems actuated by nontraditional actuator systems as parts of Korea National Research Foundation research projects. The successful applicant will develop advanced/adaptive control algorithms for our novel robotic systems joining an interdisciplinary team (including electrical and mechanical engineers). Applicants should have an excellent academic qualification as well as practical research experience in his/her field. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Contact: youngshik@hanbat.ac.kr

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CRI Group (www.ntu.edu.sg/home/cuong) is a young and dynamic robotics research team at NTU, Singapore. We are always targeting the best venues in robotics (IJRR, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, ICRA, RSS, etc.) for publishing our research, and also have exciting commercialization opportunities. We currently have several job openings at different levels (PhD student, post-doc, engineer) in the following broad fields: motion planning, control, robot vision, learning, system integration. Interested candidates are invited to send a CV and their most significant publications and/or software projects (e.g. Github repo) to cuong@ntu.edu.sg

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The People and Robots Laboratory (PeRL) at Cleveland State University, led by Professor Pooyan Fazli, has multiple openings for PhD student positions starting in Fall 2017. Specific interest areas include: Multi-Robot Systems, Motion Planning, Planning under Uncertainty, Human-Robot Teams/Interaction, Explainable AI/Autonomy, Deep Learning in Robotics, Safety in Human-Robot Collaboration, and Cloud Robotics. Contact: p.fazli@csuohio.edu

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The Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) at ETH Zurich is looking to hire an outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher for working in the areas of: Aerial Robotics with a focus on our Fixed-Wing and Multi-Rotor Platforms Robotic Motion Planning and Control, as well as Learning for Control Machine Learning for Robotics (especially Reinforcement Learning). Applications should involve your CV, all grade transcripts (Bachelor, Master, and, if applicable, PhD), and the names and contact details of 2-3 references. They can be sent as a single pdf document to Juan Nieto (jnieto@ethz.ch <mailto:nietoj@ethz.ch>) and Igor Gilitschenski (igilitschenski@ethz.ch <mailto:igilitschenski@ethz.ch>) with subject “Postdoc application 2017”. The starting date is flexible. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Care Robots

Posted: May 23, 2017

The Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Laboratory at Tufts University under the direction of Professor Matthias Scheutz is looking for a two-year postdoctoral researcher to start immediately on an NSF-funded project aimed at developing robots for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  For questions about this position, please contact Professor Matthias Scheutz at matthias.scheutz@tufts.edu

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Senior Robotics Software Engineer: A role has become available for robotics software expert to join our product development team. The role will focus on manipulation planning and grasping, where the ideal candidate will lead this area of development. The candidate will work both individually and in a small team to develop high quality software to be included in our flagship product. To apply please email <anna.mischenko@moley.com>

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The Robotics, Action, Perception team from LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join our team in the area of agricultural robotics.

Send an email with a CV and a cover letter to :

Viviane Cadenat (cadenat@laas.fr)

Michel Devy (michel.devy@laas.fr)

Thierry Sentenac (sentenac@laas.fr)

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SeaDrone is looking for a senior software engineer to play a key role in the maintaining existing code base and designing application software. Contact: emoreno@orobotix.com

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Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield is advertising two posts in (among other areas) Machine Learning and Robotics / Computational Neuroscience. These are at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, which are permanent independent academic grades equivalent to Assistant Professor. Contact: james.marshall@sheffield.ac.uk

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The Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines and the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites nominations and applications for a faculty position in the general area of autonomous and intelligent systems. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but appointments at the Full Professor level will be considered for exceptional candidates having demonstrated a superior research and teaching record. Contact: michelle.hall@ae.gatech.edu

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We seek to employ a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher that will be working on a joint project with Toyota on the topic “Hierarchical Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving”. Contact: gneumann@lincoln.ac.uk

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The Robotics and Biology Laboratory at TU Berlin in Germany has openings for one or more PhD students in robotics.  We are looking for researchers from a variety of backgrounds, including grasping, manipulation, learning, soft robotics, and perception.  We encourage researchers with a proven track record in research to apply by sending CV, research statement, representative publications, Master’s thesis, and possibly letters of recommendation as a single PDF file to robotics@robotics.tu-berlin.de.

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Laboratory for Humanoid and Cognitive Robotics, Department of Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics at Jozef Stefan Institute is looking for one highly motivated PhD student with interest in humanoid robotics. The fully funded position is starting in October 2017. To apply: send an email to: bojan.nemec@ijs.si

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The LORIA lab (Nancy, France) is hiring a full-time PhD student (3-year fully-funded position) on the subject of humanoid robot whole-body motion planning and control. The candidate will conduct his/her research in the LARSEN team (“Life-long Autonomy for Robots in a Sensing ENvironment”) and will benefit from the high-end equipment of the team including an iCub humanoid robot and a last-generation state-of-the-art full-size humanoid robot that the team will acquire by the year 2019. The research is taking place in the aftermath of the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), and the thesis will capitalize on the lessons and errors learned during the challenge especially regarding whole-body motion controllers, footstep planners, COM trajectory planners, and humanoid state estimators. Interested candidates are invited to contact Karim Bouyarmane (karim.bouyarmane@loria.fr) for more details on the subject NO LATER THAN MAY 29 (Sunday). Early contact prior to application is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. International applications are welcome. No knowledge of French language is required.

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The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, announces 21 positions funded with fellowships and research grants for admission to the three-year Ph.D. Program in BioRobotics. Contact: Cecilia Laschi <cecilia.laschi@santannapisa.it>

[112]

2 PhD Openings at the Cognitive Robotics and Interaction Lab Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department Italian Institute of Technology. Contacts: Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the perspective tutors before they submit their application: alessandra.sciutti@iit.it , francesco.rea@iit.it , giulio.sandini@iit.it

[111]

The NeuroMechatronics Lab. in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) has two openings for full-time PhD students to start in September 2017. The positions include full tuition plus a monthly stipend. Continued funding will be based on student’s performance. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and publication samples (if any) to: neuromechatronicslab@gmail.com with subject “phd170509 – LastName” no later than June 10, 2017.

[110]

Postdoctoral Fellowship or PhD Student Position in Machine Learning for Surgical Data

The Language of Surgery group at The Johns Hopkins University is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team to develop new data analytics for assessment of surgical skill and competence, and their association with patient outcomes for nasal septoplasty. Our NIH funded project is currently acquiring data from six operating rooms across three hospitals. The dataset includes surgical tool motion, video, depth maps, surgeons’ surveys, and patient outcomes. Our major technical goal is to develop automated methods to objectively assess 1) surgeons’ skill; 2) surgeons’ competency; and 3) case difficulty. These analytics will eventually deliver a standardized platform for assessment and coaching for residents learning this surgery. Contact: Tracy Marshall (tmarshall@jhu.edu)

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One postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The researcher will work on computer vision, sensing, and machine learning for an automated sugarcane production project. The project is a multidisciplinary project that will require collaboration with other scientists and engineers. The position is available for one year with the possibility of an additional one year extension. There is no U.S. citizenship requirement – international applicants are welcome. Send an email to Drs. Hermano Igo Krebs (hikrebs@mit.edu) and Joe Davidson (jrdavid@mit.edu) with a single, consolidated pdf file containing the following • Updated CV • Relevant publications (no more than three) • Names and contact information of three references.

[108]

Job Title: Robotics/AI engineer for Cloud AI platform team

Location: San Francisco, CA

Contact: Mark Palatucci <markmp@gmail.com>

[107]

The Movement Control Rehabilitation Laboratory (www.mocorelab.com) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology has an opening for a full-time PhD student to start in September 2017.  Contact: rnataraj@stevens.edu

[106]

Postdoctoral researcher in perception-augmented telemanipulation

Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS)

Örebro University, Sweden

Contact: Todor Stoyanov <Todor.Stoyanov@oru.se>

[105]

Tenure-track position in Mobile or Intelligent Robotics, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Faculty, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.

Candidature application deadline: May 15th, 2017

Expected starting date: September 4th, 2017

Contact: ift-directeur-poste@ift.ulaval.ca

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Many postdoctoral positions at University of Technology Sydney Australia,

If anybody interest in wearable Robotic for Rehabilitation, Tremor Suppression with Soft Robot, deep learning based cancer detection ( pathologist image), or close area of health technology and biomedical engineering, please contact me as soon as possible regarding The 2018 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (CPDRF18) which are now open for online registrations. Contact: Adel Ali Al-Jumaily <Adel.Al-Jumaily@uts.edu.au>

[103]

Job Title: Robotics Engineer – Motion Control and Planning

Location: Innovation Centre, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

Transforma Robotics is looking to hire a highly motivated and skilled Robotics Engineer to join a multidisciplinary research and development team with diverse backgrounds. Contact: EhsanAsadi <easadi@transformarobotics.com>

[102]

We are looking for highly talented and ambitious applicants to study for a PhD within the Skippy Project at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). Contact: roy.featherstone@iit.it

[101]

Job title: Research Fellow – Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Department: Engineering Design & Mathematics

Campus/location: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Frenchay campus Salary band: G – £32,004 – £38,183 Fixed Term end date: 2 July 2020 Fixed term period (yrs/mths): 3 yrs Post is open to: External and internal candidates Closing date: 12 May 2017. Contact: Tony Pipe <Tony.Pipe@brl.ac.uk>

[100]

Applications are invited for three fully funded research assistant position at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. To request further information and to apply for these positions, send an email to pmiraldo@isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt  and basiri@isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt as soon as possible.

[99]

Software Engineer staff in Robotics Opening: We are opening a 2-years position for a robotic software engineer to work on the development and maintenance of software for the dynamics simulation of robots, Choreonoid (www.choreonoid.org).

[98]

Candidates sought for fully funded PhD Studentship. Details below.

For further information regarding this position please email Helen Hastie<mailto:h.hastie@hw.ac.uk>.

PhD Project title: Generative Deep Neural Networks for Interaction with Autonomous Systems (VERSO)

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MiCROW received a grant for one Ph.D. position in the Horizon 2020 Framework, namely in the SME Research Associate Program. The open position is intended for researchers with the title of Ph.D./Dr. and expertise in the areas of automation and human machine interaction. We are looking for someone who is familiar with the micro and nanoscale and is interested in working in a start-up company. Contact: Prof. Dr. Sergej Fatikow <sergej.fatikow@uni-oldenburg.de>.

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SESTO Robotics is a leading robotics company in the field of autonomous technology. Headquartered in Singapore, the company engineers and delivers robotics solutions to global clients seeking to empower their businesses with greater efficiency. SESTO Robotics’ line of automated guided vehicles is a sustainable solution that has been employed by industry leaders in the field of semiconductor manufacturing and warehousing. Please apply by sending a resume to aswin.thomas@sestorobotics.com with a short description of relevant experience.

[95]

Surgerii Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company backed by venture capitals and devoted to the commercialization of single port laparoscopic surgical robotic systems. Please send your CV as one PDF file to jobs@surgerii.com. An interview will be arranged ASAP, if a candidate is shortlisted.

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JOB TITLE: Software Engineer

LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York

POSTED: 4/26/2017

RESPOND BY: 6/1/2017

Contact: Jonathan Bohren <bohren@honeybeerobotics.com>

[93]

New Phd positions (with scholarship) are available in the Humanoid Sensing and Perception group in the iCub Facility, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. The positions are available through the PhD course of Bioengineering and Robotics, curriculum on Advanced and Humanoid Robotics. Prospective candidates are invited to get in touch with Lorenzo Natale (name.surname@iit.it) for further details.

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Vacancy: Professorial Chair of Intelligent Infrastructure & Systems Director of iCAIR, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Closing Date: 7th June 2017

Contract Type: Open-ended

Working Pattern: Full time

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Salary: Will be on the Professorial Pay Scheme Structure

Contact: Roderich Gross <r.gross@sheffield.ac.uk>

[91]

Robotics Researcher: Manipulation – Toyota Research Institute, Cambridge, MA.

Toyota Research Institute’s (TRI)

Mission is to use artificial intelligence to improve the quality of human life. We are dedicated to making automobiles safer, more affordable, and more accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability, and to expanding the benefit of mobility technology beyond automobiles, for example to in-home support of older persons and those with special needs.

Come join us on our mission to advance the state of the art in robotics by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, cloud robotics, and machine learning to create unprecedented manipulation and mobility capabilities.

We’re looking for Robotics Researchers/Engineers to help build industry-leading robotics technologies.  A key area of focus is advanced robotics for manufacturing.  We seek innovative scientists and engineers to develop robust robotic solutions to challenging manipulation and assembly tasks. Help us to improve manufacturing productivity, ergonomics and safety and to revolutionize the future of manufacturing.

Contact: Erik Sobel <erik.sobel@tri.global>

[90]

Position Available: Research Fellow in Machine Learning

Recent PhD graduates please email publication list to elpwang@ntu.edu.sg

(only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

[89]

A major research group attached to a University located in Melbourne, Australia, is seeking interested and capable candidates who are interested in pursuing a PhD in the area of 3D printing of concrete. The main focus of the PhD will be  cable-driven robot systems, however, other robotic systems will also be investigated. For application or an informal discussion, please contact: mats.isaksson@gmail.com  Please include a CV and a short motivation letter.

[88]

The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, UK is offering a 3 years fully-funded (fees and stipend) PhD studentship to UK/EU applicants for the development of robust robot swarms (large-scale multirobot systems). Ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. ECS is the leading university department of its kind in the UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. The student will be supervised by Dr Danesh Tarapore (d.s.tarapore@soton.ac.uk) of the Agents, Interaction and Complexity group (AIC) based at ECS at the University of Southampton.

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Research Fellow in Deep Learning for Autonomous DrivingSchool of Computer

Science*Location:  *Brayford

*Salary:  * From £32,004 per annum

Fixed Term for approximately 1 year

*Closing Date:  * Sunday 21 May 2017

*Interview Date:  * Tuesday 30 May 2017

*Reference:  *COS413B

Contact: gneumann@lincoln.ac.uk

[86]

Director, Robotics – Successful & Growing Company

Our client, a successful research house in D.C., is looking for their next Senior Leader.  Join this well-established company as Director, Robotics, and take the helm of this growing division to establish R&D goals, work with customers to define the art of the possible, and facilitate the continued achievement of delivering cutting edge and evolving technologies.  Key areas of success include robot autonomy, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and human-robot interaction. Contact: whitney@unmannedpower.com

[85]

Plymouth University is looking for an outstanding student for a fully funded and exciting PhD position in *Deep learning applied to Socio-Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction*. Contact: severin.lemaignan@plymouth.ac.uk

[84]

School of Mechanical &  Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a 3-year Research Fellow post, to conduct pioneering research of the EPSRC funded ‘Q-PreMan’ project for investigating the error propagation in machining and assembly processes using parallel kinematic machines (PKM).  Working within a multidisciplinary team across two partner universities and two national Catapult Centres, the post holder is expected to coordinate and conduct the tasks required relating to research and innovation, technology transfer, training and dissemination activities in the area of variation propagation and control in high performance flexible manufacturing. Contact: y.jin@qub.ac.uk

[83]

The Biorobotics group at the Aix-Marseille Université in France has one fully-funded PhD opening related to robotic tactile sensing . The position is expected to begin early September 2017. Contact: michael.wiertlewski@univ-amu.fr

[82]

*Two Postdoctoral Positions – Real-world Autonomous Vehicle Behaviour and Simulation of Cyber-physical Systems*

We are offering two positions as Postdoctoral Researchers in the field of real-world autonomous vehicle behaviour and simulation of cyber-physical systems. The positions are to be located at the two Departments of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), one in the Division of Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems and one in the Division of Software Engineering. Contact: Ola Benderius <ola.benderius@chalmers.se>

[81]

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bioengineering and Robotics (DIBRIS) of the Universita’ di Genova (Italy) offers 3 PhD scholarships for students applying for research activities in the area of *Robotics and Autonomous Systems*. Contact: Fulvio.mastrogiovanni@unige.it

[80]

FULL-TIME BS/MS-LEVEL POSITION AVAILABLE IN ROBOT VISION/MANIPULATION NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, PASADENA, CA

The Computer Vision Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, is looking for a BS/MS-level programmer to support research in robot vision with emphasis on vision-guided manipulation. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled.

Applicants should prepare a single PDF document containing:

– a curriculum vitae (including publications),

– contact information for at least three referees,

– date of availability,

and email the document to vision-applic@jpl.nasa.gov

[79]

We would like to call for application for postdoctoral fellow & research engineer positions at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The successful applicant will have to opportunity to work on a project relating to autonomous bus. Preference will be given to those with prior experience in autonomous vehicles. Contact: Asst Prof U-Xuan Tan via email ( uxuan_tan@sutd.edu.sg ).

[78]

The Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence

(NCARAI) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC is looking for 1-3 roboticist postdocs to join our team.  Our team is multidisciplinary and includes roboticists, perception scientists, cognitive scientists, and computer scientists.

Contact: Greg Trafton <greg.trafton@nrl.navy.mil>

[77]

Research Fellow in Bioinspired Control for Autonomous Systems in City Infrastructure

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in bioinspired control?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The University of Leeds has been awarded a substantial EPSRC grant to explore the use of robots and autonomous systems in city infrastructure. The 5-year project commenced on 4 January 2016. The team is formed of a consortium of the Universities of Leeds (lead), Birmingham, UCL and Southampton. Contact: n.cohen@leeds.ac.uk

[76]

SDU-Robotics (robotics.sdu.dk) is offering a Research Assistant, PhD or PostDoc position in the area of shape learning by simulation in industrial robotics. We intend to optimize gripper fingers and fixture shapes by means of dynamic simulation which nowadays is mostly done manually in time consuming trial and error processes. Contact:  norbert@mmmi.sdu.dk

[75]

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) seeks applications for a postdoctoral research scientist to support a program in human-in-the-loop machine learning. Candidates in this role are expected to be recognized experts in their identified research area, in fields such as reinforcement learning or machine learning. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in developing novel methodologies for machine learning and adaptation in highly heterogeneous environments where humans work cooperatively with intelligent systems. Given recent advances in reinforcement learning, ARL wants to leverage human interaction and transfer learning to extend these approaches beyond software games to embodied agents working cooperatively with humans in complex, dynamic real-world environments. Contact: vernon.j.lawhern.civ@mail.mil

[74]

Ocado, the world’s largest on-line only grocer, is expanding its robotics research team by four members. The team works on both innovative production and blue skies research projects. Contact: Graham Deacon <graham.deacon@ocado.com>

[73]

We would like to announce a Research/Robotics Engineer job within the Department of BioMedical Engineering at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. The Research/Robotics Engineer position is responsible for the development, maintenance, and coordination of cadaveric biomechanics lab studies. The Research/Robotics Engineer will support many aspects of BME research activities through various duties including: developing robotic testing protocols and software, assisting with funding applications, research project planning and design, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript drafting and submission, and preparation of abstracts/posters/presentations. Contact: Travis Turnbull <tturnbull@sprivail.org>

[72]

Job Title: Senior software Engineer (Robotics) Location Innovation Centre, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore Starting date: June 2017, Full-time. Interested candidates, please send your CV to kai.liu@gmail.com or <chen.qiu@aitreat.com>, an interview will be conducted for each profile fitting the requirement.

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Department: Engineering Design & Mathematics

Campus/location: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Frenchay campus Salary band: G – £32,004 – £38,183 Fixed Term end date: 2 July 2020 Fixed term period (yrs/mths): 3 yrs Post is open to: External and internal candidates Closing date: 12 May 2017

Contact: Tony Pipe <Tony.Pipe@brl.ac.uk>

[70]

Tenure-track position in Mobile or Intelligent Robotics, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Faculty, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.

Candidature application deadline: May 15th, 2017

Expected starting date: September 4th, 2017

Applications should be sent by email to Béchir Ktari, Head of the Department, (ift-directeur-poste@ift.ulaval.ca) .

[69]

We are seeking for Research assistants and Postdoctoral Fellows to work on innovative medical robots/instruments, including: 1) tendon/wire-driven flexible surgical robot; 2) soft medical robots. We welcome all qualified applicants with relevant research background to apply. Successful candidates will work in the Advanced Bio-Medical Robotics Lab. Application procedure: interested candidates please send your resume and supporting documents to Dr Zheng LI (lizheng@cuhk.edu.hk) with subject titled “application – Position – Your name”.

[68]

Robotics Engineer for Autonomous Taxis

At Voyage we aim to bring about the end-goal of self-driving cars: the ability for anyone, anywhere to summon a car directly to their doorstep, to then travel safely from A to B, and pay an extremely low amount to do so. Join our well-funded world-class team to bring this to the world, and work on the hardest problems in robotics. Contact: Doreen Xia <doreen@voyage.auto>

[67]

A funded Postdoc position is available at Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. We seek strong candidates who have experiences in the research areas of design, control, and simulation of soft robots. The post is for 18 months with the possibility of extension. Contact: fi224@cam.ac.uk

[66]

The mobile robotics research group at ShanghaiTech University is working on various aspects of intelligent mobile robotics, including, but not limited to robot performance evaluation, especially map evaluation, robot autonomy and intelligence, object detection, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and urban search and rescue robotics. We invite highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. degree to work with us in these exciting research areas. The projects in our group are currently generously funded by the Shanghai municipal government.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit (all in English) a cover letter, a CV including copies of three representative publications, and two letters of reference to: soerensch@shanghaitech.edu.cn. We provide very competitive salary and benefits for this position.

[65]

Houston Mechatronics Inc. has an immediate opening for a Robotics Software Developer on a new robotics system project we are undertaking. We are looking for a motivated and experienced developer, ideally experience with ROS and Gazebo and developing software for field robotic systems. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to JD Yamokoski (jyamokoski@houstonmechatronics.com). Code samples (e.g. links to github projects) are welcome.

[64]

TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation.  Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations. TME’s robotics team is part of the Advanced Technology department that aims at researching, developing and integrating European unique and advanced technology into Toyota products and processes. Our team is focusing on robotic technology in service robots for elder care, labour, housework etc. We are specialized in perception and communication technologies for Human-Robot-Interaction. We are offering a position for a research engineer to contribute to the development of advanced perception technology for a human support robot. Contact: Sven.Meier@toyota-europe.com

[63]

The Research and Advanced Development team at Amazon Robotics is seeking passionate and talented research scientists to develop future mobility and transportation systems. We are looking for excellent candidates with expertise in perception for autonomous vehicles that operate alongside human users in highly dynamic and uncertain environments. Candidates with backgrounds in robust localization and mapping, object detection and tracking, persistent localization and life-long mapping, machine vision, and/or semantic scene understanding are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates for these positions will be familiar with algorithms at both the theoretical and implementation levels. You will be challenged intellectually and have a good time while you are at it. Contact: buganski@amazon.com

[62]

We are creating a new team to develop robotic vision technologies for the Pepper humanoid robot, with a core drive towards visual navigation and state-of-the-art object recognition using a cloud-based vision framework that brings remote GPU-power to the robot platform. The team will be part of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and based at the Queensland University of Technology where we have a large and active group (10 academics, 14 postdocs, research engineers and over 30 PhD students) of researchers in robotics, vision, robotic vision and deep learning applied to problems in medicine and healthcare, aerospace, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and the environment. Contact: Peter Corke <peter.corke@qut.edu.au>

[61]

Post Doc position in Manipulation Systems for Deformable Objects at the*University of Bologna, *Laboratory of Automation and Robotics. Deadline*for applications: May 4th, 2017. Description: The major objective of this research activity is the development of algorithms and control strategies for the execution of complex manipulation of deformable objects in the industrial scenario. In particular, the manipulation of electric wires using an industrial manipulator will be studied. This research activity is motivated by the fact that several manufacturing activities involving electric wires are nowadays completely executed by humans, because of the manipulated object deformability, the crowded space and the number of obstacles, with frequent collisions between manipulated objects, and the need of moving the already connected electric wires to connect the new ones. This research implies the development of mathematical models of the manipulation problem, the implementation of demonstrator and the experimental validation, with strong connection with the application and the industrial requirements. Contact: gianluca.palli@unibo.it <mailto:applications@iit.it>

[60]

Optimus Ride is an early stage startup developing self-driving vehicles, centrally located in the Boston Seaport District. We are looking for engineers passionate about tough problems and bringing self-driving vehicles to market. Contact: albert@optimusride.com

[59]

Software Engineer staff in Robotics Opening

We are opening a 2-years position for a robotic software engineer to work on the development and maintenance of software for the dynamics simulation of robots, Choreonoid (www.choreonoid.org).

Send your CV and motivation letter to Fumio Kanehiro, AIST-IS Humanoid Research Group, Tsukuba, Japan f-kanehiro@aist.go.jp An interview will be conducted for each profile fitting the requirement.

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Faculty of Computer Science and  Engineering Innopolis University

The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering of IT University Innopolis invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks. Candidates are being sought in the areas of computer science and engineering, with special interest in big data, artificial intelligence, game development, cognitive science, and robotics.

For more information about the position, please send an email to faculty@innopolis.ru.

[57]

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor in Social Robotics at the University of Glasgow

Application closing date: 30 April 2017

For more details, contact Simon.Garrod@glasgow.ac.uk

[56]

PhD Thesis title: development and control of tensegrity mechanisms for interventional radiology applications

Workplace: LIRMM, Montpellier, France

Thesis director: Philippe Poignet, Professeur, University of Montpellier

Supervisor: Salih Abdelaziz, Assistant Professor, University of Montpellier Starting date: from October 2017 (3 years)

Keywords: interventional radiology, robotic assistance, design, modelling, identification and control

To apply to this offer, send an email with a CV, a cover letter and your Master grades to Salih Abdelaziz and Philippe Poignet : salih.abdelaziz@lirmm.fr <mailto:salih.abdelaziz@lirmm.fr>, poignet@lirmm.fr <mailto:poignet@lirmm.fr>.

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The Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim has established a new research program funded in part by the Research Council Norway, with a concerted and unified cross-disciplinary focus on designing, building and operating small satellites (or SmallSats) as parts of a system of autonomous robots and agents for maritime sensing, surveillance and communication. Contact: Associate Professor Egil Eide, Department of Electronic Systems, egil.eide@ntnu.no.

[54]

An exciting opportunity for 2 PhD students (fully funded for 4 years) is available at University College London, as part of a flexible surgical robotics project. We are looking for candidates with background in robotics, computer science, and/or microelectronics and sensing.

If you are interested, please send a CV, a statement of purpose, and the name of 2 referees to Dr. Christos Bergeles (c.bergeles@ucl.ac.uk).

[53]

The Interactive Robotics Laboratory – IRL at West Virginia University (WVU) has multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions. Research areas include robot perception, manipulation, autonomy, multi-agent interaction, and robot/UAV design. Interested candidates should apply to WVU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering or Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering online. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Yu Gu at Yu.Gu@mail.wvu.edu.

[52]

Postdoc position in robotics and AI at ISIR, UPMC, Paris, France

Main topic: Robot state representation learning for skill acquisition

Duration: Funding available for 18 months, starting 1st June, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Position profile: The goal of this project is to investigate the ways through which a robot can autonomously build state representations of sensory data which support the learning of sensorimotor and cognitive skills. Applicants should hold a PhD in AI or a related field, have a strong experience in machine learning (dimensionality reduction, deep learning, bayesian learning), good programming skills and an interest in robotics. A significant experience in robotics programming is a plus. Speaking or understanding French is not required. To apply, please send a CV, a motivation letter and the contact details of 2 to 3 references to Stéphane Doncieux <stephane.doncieux@upmc.fr> and Alexandre Coninx <alexandre.coninx@upmc.fr> with [Postdoc application] in the subject of the mail.

[51]

3D Media is the market leader in 3D vision for intelligent bin-picking robots. We are developing state-of-the-art technology for robotic bin-picking that incorporates 3D vision, motion planning, manipulator control, and machine learning, in order to fulfill the vision of a fully automated factory.

We have a total capital of approximately 1 billion Japanese yen, and our investors include the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (an investment fund sponsored by the Japanese government), the Mirai Creation Investment LP (funded by Toyota Motors Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Omron Ventures. We are currently working towards an IPO in 2020.

Interested applicants should email their cover letter and C.V. directly to:

Prof. Gang Xu, CEO, 3dm_recruit@3dmedia.co.jp

(Note: He is an old friend of Prof. Xie Ming. They did not see each other for a longtime)

[50]

Multiple Tenure-track Positions in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at Ariel University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty appointments at all ranks in a broad range of specialties in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, and Energy. Of particular interest are applicants with expertise in

  • Robotics
  • Automatic control
  • Product design
  • Material engineering
  • Energy science and engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Please submit the documents to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Yuri Gorodetski, yurig@ariel.ac.il.

[49]

We are seeking outstanding PhD graduates focused on autonomous driving perception challenges, such as moving object detection and tracking, drivable surface detection, and robust multi-sensor localization and mapping.  The positions are for a minimium of 1 year, extensible to 2 years pending performance.  In particular, we are searching for candidates who have made fundamental contributions to the following domains, but any qualified candidates with relevant experience will be considered:

– Object Proposals Generation and Object Detection

– Semantic and Instance Level Segmentation

– Multi-sensor localization and mapping (vision, lidar, GPS/INS)

– Sensor modeling and fault detection

– Estimation on manifolds

– Direct and/or dense visual odometry

Selected candidates will join the Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (WAVELab), under the supervision of Prof. Steven Waslander: stevenw@uwaterloo.ca

[48]

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at The University of Leeds is looking for one highly motivated UK/EU PhD student with interest in surgical robotics. The scholarship is available now and run for 3 years of full-time research. It covers tuition and maintenance fees for UK/EU students. Application deadline is 30 April 2017. For more details, contact: P.Valdastri@leeds.ac.uk

[47]

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is currently seeking to fill a number of post-doctoral fellowship positions in Robotics. These positions provide recent Ph.D. graduates with wide latitude to pursue their own robotics-related research interests for up to two years. Interested candidates should be able to obtain a U.S. Secret level security clearance.

Candidates interested in these positions should send a Resume or C.V. to Dr. Joseph Moore via e-mail at joseph.moore@jhuapl.edu.

[46]

Örebro University is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD position at the Center of Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems. The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS), carries out multi-disciplinary research environment at Örebro University in the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision and computer science. Please, contact amy.loutfi@oru.se<mailto:amy.loutfi@oru.se> for more details on the position.

[45]

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty positions in Robotics at ENSTA ParisTech (with possible integration in the joint Inria-Ensta ParisTech Flowers lab)

Position description

The Computer Science and System Engineering (U2IS) at ENSTA ParisTech is opening several tenured and non-tenured faculty positions in the field of robotics.

The candidates will be recruited in the Autonomous Systems and Robotics research team (ASR), inside the U2IS laboratory. ASR dedicates itself to the development of technological systems with strong autonomy and high dependability, focusing in particular on learning, perception, navigation, human-robot interaction for assistive robotics and intelligent vehicles. The candidates will lead research and innovation activities on one or several of the following themes:

  • navigation, SLAM, localization, planning and control
  • perception, computer vision, image processing
  • machine learning, deep learning, developmental and cognitive robotics
  • system architecture for autonomous vehicles.

These activities should be conducted in the application areas of intelligent vehicles or assistive/service robotics, in link with the other members of the team. In particular, candidates could be integrated in the joint ENSTA ParisTech-INRIA FLOWERS team (http://flowers.inria.fr). The candidates are expected to participate in the development of partnerships, collaborations and contractual relations in his domain, particularly in partnership with industry. Inquiries about the scientific context of the position can be directed to David Filliat (david.filliat@ensta-paristech.fr) or Bruno Monsuez (bruno.monsuez@ensta-paristech.fr).

Applications should be sent to: Bruno Monsuez (bruno.monsuez@ensta-paristech.fr). The positions will open on March 30th, 2017 and the selection process will continue until the position is filled.

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A fully-funded PhD position in Machine learning/Artificial intelligence for prediction in robotics or music technology is available in the Robotics and Intelligent Systems group at the University of Oslo, Norway. Closing date for applications:  18th April, 2017 Contact for more information:  Prof. Jim Torresen  E-mail:  jimtoer@ifi.uio.no<mailto:jimtoer@ifi.uio.no>

[43]

2 PhD students to work at the Advanced Robotics and Automation (ARA) Lab, University of Nevada, Reno, for the US Department of Transportation project: Inspecting and Preserving Infrastructure through Robotic Exploration (INSPIRE). This position will start in Summer or Fall semester 2017. Starting salary is $1800/month plus other benefits (tuition+fee cover and health insurance). This position requires strong background in robotic hardware and software design (mobile robot and drone). Experience with Robotics Operating System (ROS) is preferred. If you are interested in this position, please email Dr. La (hla@unr.edu) .

[42]

Engineer staff in Robotics Opening

We are opening a 3-years position for a robotic engineer to work on:

  1. The development and maintenance of software for humanoid robots,
  2. The testing of software on the real robots,
  3. The design and manufacturing of parts for attaching new sensing devices.

Working Place: Humanoid Research Group, Intelligent Systems Research Institute, AIST AIST Central 1, 1-1-1 Umezono, 305-8560, Tsukuba, Japan

Salary: from 950 to 3,000 Japanese Yen/hour depending on the experience. Income tax and social insurance premium are deducted from the salary.

Starting date of employment: 2017/6/1

Send your CV and motivation letter to Fumio Kanehiro, AIST-IS Humanoid Research Group, Tsukuba, Japan f-kanehiro@aist.go.jp An interview will be conducted for each candidate fitting the requirement.

[41]

Research Fellow in Agricultural Robotics – Task Planning and Scheduling

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences is looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow with a research profile in system science and engineering to be embedded in the RAS-Berry project. This project will develop autonomous fleets of robots for in-field transportation to aid and complement human fruit pickers. In particular, the project will consider strawberry production in polytunnels. A solution for autonomous in-field transportation will significantly decrease strawberry production costs and be the first step towards fully autonomous robotic systems for berry production. For more information, contact Professor Pål Johan at pafr@nmbu.no

[40]

The Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics within the Division 2 – Informatics, Economics, and Society – is seeking to fill, as soon as possible, the position of a

Professor (W3) on Autonomous Learning Robots

(Carl-Zeiss-Foundation)

The successful candidate is expected to be a highly qualified and internationally well-established person in the field of machine learning in robotics and at least one of the following application areas of learning in robotics like

* interactive hybrid learning

* image-based, speech-based or bio-signal based learning

* human-robot-interaction for exoskeletons

* human-robot-cooperation / human-robot-teaming

A main goal of the professorship is to establish formal methods to analyze the dependability of learned knowledge and learned behaviours of autonomous robots.

Dean, KIT-Department of Informatics

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology

Am Fasanengarten 5

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Email: dekanat@informatik.kit.edu

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Embedded Software Engineer: We are looking for a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer to join AutoModality, a small, but fast growing company that is developing flight control software for autonomous UAV’s. Send resumes and inquiries to info@automodality.com

[38]

PostDoc in Robotics (Interaction, Robot Vision, Humanoids) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig

The Institute for Robotics and Process Control (IRP) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig offers a senior postdoc position to be filled immediately in the broad field of robotics for initially three years, renewable upon evaluation for up to six years.

The successful candidate owns a doctorate in robotics or a closely related field. She/he is expected to develop and pursue an independent research agenda with the goal to qualify for a research career. She/he will conduct independent teaching in robotics and is expected to develop an own research focus, attract third-party funding, and thereby contribute to the success of the overall instituteunder its new head Prof. J. Steil.

Informal inquiries may be sent to Prof. Jochen Steil (jsteil@rob.cs.tu-bs.de). All applications submitted until 18.04.2017 will receive full consideration.

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Postdoctoral position in planning and optimization for long-term multi-robot deployments at the University of Southern California Automatic Coordination of Teams (ACT) Lab: act.usc.edu

**Project Description**

Robots on long-term deployments face challenges of limited on-board power and degradation of resources. While these robots can return to a base to charge or refresh their other resources, this wastes time and energy, which may be undesirable when only a few of the robots exist. Instead, these resources can be exchanged and refreshed by cheaper, faster robots in order to minimize down-time. This project explores the fundamental planning and optimization challenges of this problem. While this will be the main project for the position, the ideal candidate will work concurrently on other projects in our lab, including the Crazyswarm, assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students, work with industrial and academic collaborators, publish in leading conferences and  journals, and be creative in identifying new challenges.

The expected duration of the position is one year, with a possible extension to two years or more. Email a SINGLE PDF document including a brief cover letter describing research interests and goals, CV, transcript, the names and contact information for at least three references, and up to three representative publications to Prof. Nora Ayanian, ayanian@usc.edu, with subject “Postdoctoral position in Long-term Deployments”. Applications submitted prior to April 15 will receive full consideration.

[36]

A fully-funded PhD Scholarship is available on the topic ‘Robots with a Human Touch: haptic frameworks for industrial tooling tasks’ to be developed at the Robotics Research Centre, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. For more information, contact: Domenico (mimmo) CAMPOLO <d.campolo@ntu.edu.sg>.

[35]

In the KU Leuven Robotics Research Group, we have opened Postdoc and PhD student positions. For more information, contact: wilm.decre@kuleuven.be

[34]

We are looking for applicants for a PhD position in Robotics at INRIA Nancy (Contact: francis.colas@inria.fr)

The aim of this PhD project is to advance the state of the art of filtering techniques in robotics along two principal dimensions. The first objective is to find way to propagate information between the different kind of filters: how to do efficient Bayesian inference with distinct distribution representations? An approach of this question could typically come from approximation techniques such as sampling or moment matching. The second objective will be to combine those model-based filtering techniques with machine learning. Indeed the models are never complete or correct and several techniques require approximations to become tractable. There are therefore systematic errors that could potentially be corrected by model-less learning techniques such as deep neural networks.

Finally, the emphasis will be laid on the experimentation and validation methodologies. The algorithms developed should be demonstrated and applied to concrete robotics problems, for instance in the context of the smart apartment. This experimental setup is a small flat equipped with a wide range of sensors from pressure tiles on the ground to RGB-D cameras. We dispose of several mobile robots from turtlebots to a Pepper robot as well as a motion capture system that can provide ground truth information for the pose of the robots and of humans. Right now, we can separately locate the robot, build a map of the obstacles, locate sound sources, locate people and assess their current activity, etc. The aim is to build an integrated representation of this all and to leverage the synergies to improve their respective estimates.

[33]

The Research and Advanced Development team at Amazon Robotics is seeking passionate and talented research scientists to work on cutting edge algorithms to drive the world’s largest coordinated fleet of mobile robots. Our team works on challenging and high-impact projects, including planning how to complete a million orders a day, coordinating the motion of thousands of robots, and learning how to grasp all the products Amazon sells. Candidates with backgrounds in resource allocation, discrete optimization, search, planning and scheduling, machine learning, and/or control systems are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates for these positions will be familiar with algorithms at both the theoretical and implementation levels. You will be challenged intellectually and have a good time while you are at it!

Contact: buganski@amazon.com

[32]

The Computer Science and System Engineering (U2IS) at ENSTA ParisTech is opening several tenured and non-tenured faculty positions in the field of robotics.

== Position description ==

The candidates will be recruited in the Autonomous Systems and Robotics research team ( link at the end of this mail), inside the U2IS laboratory. ASR dedicates itself to the development of technological systems with strong autonomy and high dependability, focusing in particular on learning, perception, navigation, human-robot interaction for assistive robotics and intelligent vehicles. The candidates will lead research and innovation activities on one or several of the following themes:

– navigation, SLAM, localization, planning and control

– perception, computer vision, image processing

– machine learning, deep learning, developmental and cognitive robotics

– system architecture for autonomous vehicles.

These activities should be conducted in the application areas of intelligent vehicles or assistive/service robotics, in link with the other members of the team. In particular, candidates could be integrated in the joint ENSTA ParisTech-INRIA FLOWERS team ( link at the end of this mail). The candidates are expected to participate in the development of partnerships, collaborations and contractual relations in his domain, particularly in partnership with industry. Inquiries about the scientific context of the position can be directed to David Filliat (david.filliat@ensta-paristech.fr) or Bruno Monsuez (bruno.monsuez@ensta-paristech.fr).

[31]

George Mason University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites application for a PhD position in the general area of robotics and control in Fall 2017. Fully financial supports of Research Assistantship (~$2300/mon) will be provided.

If you are interested, please send your CV, PS, transcripts, and representative publications (if applicable) to Dr. Feitian Zhang at fzhang9@gmu.edu

[30]

The robotics group at the University of Waterloo is hiring at the PhD and post-doc level for projects in multi-agent unmanned aerial and ground vehicle systems, human-robot interaction, motion planning and robotics for intelligent manufacturing automation.  A master’s or doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or a related field is required.

Applications should include a CV and transcript, a cover letter describing research interests and goals, copies of up to three relevant previous publications, and the names and contact information of three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be emailed to robots@uwaterloo.ca.

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The Cooperative Robotic Systems (CRS) laboratory at ASU has one PhD Research Assistant position available for a highly self-motivated student. The lab’s research areas include human-robot teaming, distributed robot systems, multi-agent planning, automated planning and human-robot interaction. Successful candidates are expected to pursue independent research intersecting robotics, classical AI, and machine learning, as well as in emerging interdisciplinary research areas, such as human-aware robotics and cyber-physical systems.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter describing your interest and goal, CV, personal statement, 1-2 representative publications (if available), references (if available), transcripts, and other supporting documents in a single PDF file to Dr. Yu (“Tony”) Zhang at yzhan442@asu.edu<mailto:yzhan442@asu.edu>. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

[28]

PhD studentship in Soft Robotics at QMUL in London, UK:

Topic: Soft robots physically interacting with the environment: design, control and applications

Deadline: April 18, 2017

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London has three fully-funded studentships for exceptional PhD applicants to join our school. Applications will be considered in any area of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science including soft robotics.

The studentship is funded for 3 years, includes a tax-free bursary ~£16.5K/year and a fee waiver (including non-EU students). Starting date: September-October 2017.

This studentship is highly competitive, therefore candidates must have a first-class honours degree or equivalent, and/or a good MSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline. Experience in research and a track record of international peer-reviewed publications are advantageous. Excellent knowledge and skills in robotics, control, mechatronics and programming are essential.

TO APPLY: In the first instance please contact Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov < i.farkhatdinov@qmul.ac.uk> AND Dr Lorenzo Jamone <l.jamone@qmul.ac.uk> by e-mail with subject “QMUL PhD application SOFT ROBOTICS: <FULL NAME>”) with your CV/cover letter and transcript (PDFs).

[27]

Three Faculty Positions available in Intelligent Systems and/or Intelligent Robotics School of Computer Science University of Birmingham

The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint to three faculty positions. There are two posts (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader) available in the general area of intelligent systems (including robotics), and one post (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader) specifically in intelligent robotics.

For information and enquiries please contact either Professor Jeremy L Wyatt, j.l.wyatt@bham.ac.uk Professor Andrew Howes, Head of School, hos@cs.bham.ac.uk

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Job Title             *Robotics Research Scientist in Intelligent Manipulation *

Job Type             *Full-Time*

Location             *Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, US*

*Job Description and Responsibilities*

The Robotics & Automation department of Schlumberger-Doll Research center is conducting applied research and evaluation of cutting-edge technology for the advancement of automation in oilfield operations. We are looking for highly motivated research scientists with a robotics PhD degree focused on intelligent manipulation to join a talented multidisciplinary team working on intellectually stimulating automation applications related to Schlumberger manufacturing and field operations. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with his/her research peers and engineering teams to design, develop, simulate and test research prototypes in real-world oilfield applications. He/She will be expected to participate in Schlumberger collaborations with academic research institutions and industry partners in the space of robotics and automation.

[25]

Doctoral position in Robotics – LSIS  (Lille) / CEA List (Saclay)

Topic: Dynamic accuracy improvement of mobile manipulator for industrial assembly lines

Duration: 36 months

Starting date: before October 30, 2017

Application procedure: Candidates should send a resume and the names of two references to mailto:richard.bearee@ensam.eu

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NASA-JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, California has an opening for a post-doc in the areas of planning under uncertainty, belief space planning, and integrated robotic perception and motion planning. The position is open both for U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Positions are available immediately.

The job function includes active participation and contribution to JPL’s activities related to robotic autonomy, controls, and computer vision. Activities include: theoretical analysis, software development in C++/ROS/Linux, and submission of technical papers to conferences/journals.

Strong background in at least a few of the following areas is required:

* Motion Planning Under Uncertainty and Belief Space Planning

* MDPs and POMPDs

* Optimization and Real-time Trajectory Generation

* Robot Localization

* Robotic Mapping

* Sampling-based Robot Motion Planning Methods

* Collision Avoidance Algorithms

* Estimation Theory

* Dynamics and Control Theory

* Machine learning for robotic localization/mapping/planning

* Stochastic Differential Equations

Required Skills (varies for different project):

* Coding skills in C++/Python

* Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS)

* Strong written and verbal communications skills

Interested candidates should send their resume and the earliest date of availability to mobility.applicant@jpl.nasa.gov, with email subject [postdoc 2017 autonomy].

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*Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant* Hybrid UAVs and UUVs for ocean monitoring applications

*Project Description*

Unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) can support monitoring of environmental parameters such as oil spills, red tide at sea. Recent advances in vehicle control technology and propulsion systems make it even feasible to construct hybrid unmanned vehicles that can operate in air and underwater interchangeably. This vehicle will be capable of rapidly covering large areas of the ocean and easy of launch and recovery from support vessels.

The position is a full-time position for up to three years. The salary will be according to SJTU salary at postdoc level currently 180000 RMB/annul.

The deadline for application is May 31, 2017, this position is available immediately. The selection procedure may include a (life or online) interview,

To apply, please send your CV to Prof.Lian Lian (llian@sjtu.edu.cn) and Dr.Zeng Zheng (zheng.zeng@sjtu.edu.cn).

[22]

Four Faculty Positions in Engineering

King’s College London

Applications are invited for two posts of Lecturer in Engineering and two posts of Senior Lecturer in Engineering.

Applicants must have a PhD, an excellent publication record, and the ability to attract research funding appropriate to their specific research profile and interests. Research collaboration across research groups and with other departments in the Faculty and across Kingʼs is strongly encouraged. Duties will be assigned under the direction of the Head of Department, and will include research, teaching, examining, administration, and other duties.

The Department already has a strong academic presence in the broad areas of Telecommunications and Robotics and a funding portfolio which includes grants from EPSRC and the EU. We seek to strengthen our presence in these areas with this appointment, though the successful candidate may undertake research and teaching in any area of engineering which complements existing research in the Department, or more widely at Kingʼs.

Deadline: 26th March 2017.

Informal queries should be directed to Prof. Simon Parsons (simon.parsons@kcl.ac.uk).

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The University of Birmingham is advertising for applicants to our tenure track Fellowship Scheme.

In this scheme, fellows may be appointed to any area of study. Fellows will have five years of time to build a research group, with minimal teaching commitments during this period. At the end of five years the expectation is that fellows will become permanent members of faculty, subject to performance.

The Intelligent Robotics Laboratory welcomes applicants to this scheme.

The deadline is 31st March 2017. To apply you should have a PhD and an outstanding research and publication record for your career stage.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jeremy L Wyatt jlw@cs.bham.ac.uk

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Faculty Positions (Autonomous Systems and Robotics)

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

(HKUST) is a world renowned international research university in Asia’s most vibrant city. The University comprises more than 500 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and social sciences. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook.

HKUST has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by /QS Asian University Rankings/. It ranks 16th in the latest /Global Employability University Survey/ reported by the New York Times, and remains No. 1 in Greater China area. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

With the approaching of its 25th anniversary, the University will conduct a clustered hiring campaign aimed at advancing the University’s academic strengths in selected cross-disciplinary areas that are strategically important to HKUST’s future development. We are seeking renowned scholars, academics, leaders or potential leaders in the core cross-disciplinary area of Autonomous Systems and Robotics.

Applications/nominations are invited for a number of substantiation-track faculty positions at all levels of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the above area. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in two or more departments.Successful candidates are expected to work closely with our newly founded HKUST Robotics Institute to (i) conduct fundamental and cutting-edge research in the area of autonomous systems, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), manufacturing automation, and medical robotics; (ii) provide a world class educational platform for autonomous engineering; (iii) transfer knowledge related to autonomous systems to the community, industry and government; and (iv) create an entrepreneurial environment for students and faculty.

Applicants/nominees for the positions should have a PhD degree, demonstrated leadership abilities, extensive teaching and research experience as well as an ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, industry and the Government.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Appointment for Professor will be on substantive basis. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, recent publications, and research papers should be sent to the Search Committee to asrsearch@ust.hk.

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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nuTonomy (www.nutonomy.com) is focused on research and development of state-of-the-art software for self-driving cars. Founded by Karl Iagnemma (former Director of Robotic Mobility Group, MIT) and Emilio Frazzoli (former Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT), we aim to be the first company in the world to launch an autonomous taxi system. We are building up an awesome team in Boston, Santa Monica and Singapore to make this goal a reality. Recently, we launched the world’s first public trial of autonomous vehicles in Singapore, and are also testing on public roads in Boston.

We are seeking a Perception Lead to guide nuTonomy’s growing perception team, which is developing a wide range of perception capabilities,

including: multimodal sensor fusion (lidar, camera, radar, …), SLAM/SfM, object detection, object tracking, scene understanding, automatic sensor calibration and fault detection, and all other capabilities necessary for making a fleet of vehicles autonomous. nuTonomy’s strategy is heavily focused on a holistic approach to the problem, using task-driven perception and joint inference and control.

The perception lead will be responsible for leading the overall design of the perception system, as well as its integration in the larger system.

They will have the responsibility of identifying goals/milestones, writing technical roadmaps, and the determination of performance metrics and testing plans.

Requirements:

– Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Controls,

or a related field, with respectable publication record in at least one of

the core fields mentioned above.

– Experience recruiting, building & leading large engineering teams.

– Experience developing large software projects.

– Excellent communication and writing skills.

Bonus:

– Experience in the automotive industry, especially in ADAS systems.

– Experience in the aerospace industry, especially in safety-critical

systems.

– Experience with building autonomous systems containing both perception

and control.

– Deep understanding of estimation theory and filtering theory (i.e. being

intimately familiar with terms such as sigma-algebra, minimal sufficient

statistics).

– Working knowledge of modern machine learning methods.

– Working knowledge of planning and control theory.

– Knowledge of formal methods of systems engineering and software

engineering.

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BSH Home Appliances Corporation is currently seeking applicants for Robotics Software Engineers at our Palo Alto, CA, research office.

Operating in the United States under the brands, Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau, BSH Home Appliances Corporation is highly regarded as a market leader for innovation in home appliance technology. As an international group with over $12.2 billion in annual sales, we continually strive to engage our dedicated customers around the world through intelligent engineering, streamlined design and a distinct ease of use.

We are hiring robotics software engineers who have experience in navigation and a desire to develop next-generation home robot products. You will join a team of experienced developers driving robotics technology development and research with the goal of creating viable solutions for growing international market needs. This is a full-time position.

Requirements:

– M.S. (or B.S. with equivalent experience) in computer science, engineering, or a related field

– Excellent knowledge and proven expertise in indoor navigation

– Excellent C++ or Python programming expertise required, ROS programming is a plus

– Proven system integration and software architecture skills

– Experience working independently in a large software setting

– Excellent communication skills and demonstrate a proven ability to multitask and deliver on challenging software development tasks

For more information and to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Michelle O’Neill: michelle.oneill@bshg.com

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The Robotics Department at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, is looking for scientists to work on a project that aims to develop manipulation intelligence for an advanced multi-limb mobile manipulation robot. Details of the job openings can be found below.

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interested applicants are requested to submit, to Dr Keng Peng Tee (kptee@i2r.a-star.edu.sg<mailto:kptee@i2r.a-star.edu.sg>), a letter of application and a curriculum vitae that includes the name, address and email of 2 referees.

POSITION 1:

Scientist (Mobile Manipulation)

===========================================================================

JOB DESCRIPTION

You will be involved in some or all of the following tasks:

– Research and development on mobile manipulation and whole-body control

– Research and development of visual guided robot control for manipulation and navigation

– Realization of algorithms developed above into computational footprints that are suitable for deployment in robots including consideration of processing power and speed on an embedded processor, use of computationally efficient algorithms etc

– Actively collaborate with other researchers to solve any technical issues that arise when deploying the algorithms in real world scenarios

JOB REQUIREMENTS

– Candidate must possess at least a Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science/Information Technology, Science & Technology or  related fields;

– Possess relevant work experience in both control and image processing/computer vision

– Proficient in programming skill in these languages (C/C++, Python & Matlab);

– Possess good publication track records as evidence of research capability and innovative problem solving skills

– Possess good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

 

POSITION 2:

Scientist (Dexterous Manipulation)

============================================================================

JOB DESCRIPTION

You will be involved in some or all of the following tasks:

– Research and development of new algorithms for grasping or robot hand to contact various objects and surfaces, yet safe to interact with human with force sensing or tactile feedback

– System integration to realize a functioning robot together with sensors, mobile platforms

– Actively collaborate with other researchers in testing, experimentations, and trouble-shootings the robots during testing and real-world trial deployments

– Closely collaborate with other researchers to conduct research on robotic grasping and perception, including tactile perception technology to create new robotic capabilities

– Realization of algorithms developed into computational footprints that are suitable for deployment in robots, including optimizing the algorithms to allow for real time processing or deployment in an embedded processor

JOB REQUIREMENTS

– PhD in Electrical, Electronics, Computer or Mechanical Engineering

– Possess background in robotics

– Proficient in programming skills (C/C++ and Python)

– Possess good analytical skills, innovative and proven track record in solving problems encountered in projects that are relevant to robotics

– Experience with ROS is an advantage

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen are collaborating to offer a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems. This new doctoral program is starting in fall 2017 and will enroll about 100 Ph.D. students over the next six years.This school is a key element of Baden-Württemberg’s “Cyber Valley” initiative to accelerate basic research and commercial development in artificial intelligence. We seek students who want to earn a doctorate while contributing to world-leading research in areas such as

– Computer Vision

– Machine Learning

– Robotics

– Haptics

– Control Systems

– Perceptual Inference

– Computer Graphics

– Micro- and Nano-Robotics

The participating faculty are Frank Allgöwer, Matthias Bethge, Michael J. Black, Andrés Bruhn, Peer Fischer, Andreas Geiger, Philipp Hennig, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Hendrik Lensch, Georg Martius, Ludovic Righetti, Stefan Schaal, Bernhard Schölkopf, Metin Sitti, Alexander Spröwitz, Ingo Steinwart, Marc Toussaint, Ulrike von Luxburg, and Felix Wichmann.

[15]

We are looking for an excellent software/mechatronics engineer to join SwarmFarm Robotics in Queensland, Australia. Position details are given below. Interested candidates should contact: admin@swarmfarm.com Company overview: SwarmFarm was born from a collaboration between world-leading agriculturalists and roboticists in Australia. As a business, SwarmFarm represents one of the first successful transitions of agricultural robotics research from the laboratory to the real world. We use modern robotics as a tool to deliver high-value operational outcomes to growers. Our founders are leading Australian growers who know how to operate profitably in some of the world’s harshest environmental conditions. Technical development is led by Australian experts in field robotics. Together, we are helping to define the new world of robotic agriculture.

[14]

The Biorobotics Lab of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking postdoctoral researchers with a strong background in rehabilitation robotics to develop advanced control systems for robotic gait therapy. Candidates should have expertise in physical human robot interaction, biomechanics of human walking and dynamic systems modelling. The candidates’ research will focus primarily on (a) exoskeleton and walker control algorithms for accelerated relearning of gait function, (b) bio-inspired compliant and force-controllable actuators with variable impedance, and (c) neuromuscular models of walking gait in impaired patients.These positions are project-funded. Salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send an application package including a CV with two external references and a letter of accomplishments, motivation and career goals to Prof. Haoyong Yu (bieyhy@nus.edu.sg).

[13]

KUKA Austin is hiring engineers to work on simulation. Our focus is making robots easier to use and simulation is key. The era of robots being mainly used in highly engineered automotive factories is coming to an end. Next generation simulation needs to support increasingly complex use cases with higher fidelity physics, better sensors and more flexible programming. We’re building a simulation platform to do just that. Strong software engineering skills are required. Experience with robotics, physics-based simulation, planning, control and cloud services are desired.

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We aim to gather the smartest robot enthusiasts to build fully autonomous robot that can see and operate in human environment, bring a true robotic future to life. For this position we are looking for a talented software engineer with a deep background in vision and robot perception. You should be well versed in state-of-the-art, real time 2D and 3D perception algorithms, especially on object recognition and pose estimation for robotic manipulation, and has deployed them on real robotic hardware.You will be responsible for the development and refinement of perception capabilities on our autonomous mobile manipulators. You will be part of the core R&D team within Dorabot and will focus on work on challenging scenarios such as real-time object tracking, picking , placing and even manipulating under unstructured environment. We work in a fast paced, agile environment, where we constantly collaborate, brainstorm & peer review ideas, and test proposed solutions. We encourage continual learning within the team.

*Required skills: *

– BS or MS in Computer Science, Robotics, or a related field.

– Experience deploying object recognition or pose estimation algorithms onto real world systems.

– Experience with computer vision theory and practice

– Ability to turn academic ideas into practical code

– High proficiency in C++, python is a plus.

– Effective oral and written communication skills in English – Love robots

*Preferable Skills: *

– PhD in Computer Vision related topics or MSc with vast computer vision  experience

– Experience with multi-core architectures

– Experience of speeding up algorithms by parallelization with GPU

– Experience in creating computational efficient code that scales to multiple applications

– Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS)

– Experience with OpenCV and/or PCL

– Previous contributions to open source projects

– Strong background in machine learning

Please send your resume to *dream@dorabot.com <dream@dorabot.com>*

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The Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab at UCSD is looking for a post-doctoral researcher for immediate hire. The scientific work will involve developing machine learning algorithms for surgical robotics applications. The researcher will work on planning, decision making, and control for surgical robot manipulators, and in particular inverse reinforcement learning. The work will involve interacting with clinicians from multiple institutions and has applications in civilian and military medicine.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degrees in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is preferred, and a proven background in developing machine learning algorithms and controls is required. Documented proficiency in spoken and written English is required, and programming skills in C++ must be excellent. Experience with computer vision and experimental design is useful.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send (in 1 concatenated document) to <michael.yip.ucsd@gmail.com>:

  1. Brief description of how the applicant’s background and interests relate to this project area.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. up to 3 representative papers of their best work.

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Title: Postdoctoral position on autonomous driving

The candidate will work in autonomous driving ranging from algorithm design and analysis, to simulation, to implementation and testing of autonomous vehicles.The candidate should have both strong analytical skills and strong hands-on engineering skills.

Candidates must have PhD in engineering or computer science, with a background in robotics, computer vision and/or artificial intelligence.

The applicants should have skills in programming preferably in Matlab,

C++ and ROS.

The period for presenting applications finishes March 31rst, 2017. The

forecast date of incorporation is April-May, 2017. The expected duration

of the position is one year, with a possible extension to two years.

The profile and contact for this specific position is: Mobile Robotics

and Intelligent Systems (contact: Alberto Sanfeliu, sanfeliu@iri.upc.edu)

Interested candidates must send an e-mail to sanfeliu@iri.upc.eduwith an

expression of interest specifying the above profile, and attaching the

required documentation.

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Position Announcement

Programmer/Developer in Machine Learning and Robotics

RMA Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

(February 2017)

About the employer

The Robotics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (RMAL) was founded in 1997 and since then has been an active entity of Ryerson University. We are an interdisciplinary laboratory bringing people and projects related to Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Biomedical, Electrical-Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, MEMS, and Computer Science. Our objective is to design and build in synergistic manner systems for advancing robotics and manufacturing automation. We take a broad approach of what constitutes good research and education, all measured by their industrial and social impact. Our research works span from quite applied to basic ones. The output from our research includes everything from ground-breaking papers to ground-breaking prototypes. Our team of industrial partners, faculty, graduates, and students creates unique opportunities for furtherance of our education, research and technology transfer goals. RMAL also welcomes inquiries from companies interested in participating in our research and development works as industrial members. Learn more at: www.ryerson.ca/~rmal

Contact:

Interested individuals please contact Professor Farrokh Sharifi (

fsharifi@ryerson.ca) by email with the SUBJECT: PROGRAMMER and provide the following documents:

1. Candidate’s CV and contact details

2. Contact information of three references

3. Academic transcripts

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Job Title: Robotics Software Engineer

Location Innovation Centre, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore Starting date: May 2017, Full-time

The role of Position:

Aitreat is looking to hire a talent robotics software Engineer to join a multidisciplinary Product Development team with a diverse background. The role will primarily consist of the design and development of advanced robotic control software and user interface, 3D vision guided robot manipulation algorithm, as well as system integration for the EMMA (Expert Manipulative Message Automation) robotic system, which is the world first TCM robot aims to provide assistive robot massage for patients and improve their life quality. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with a high tech, high growth company and work within a creative and dynamic team. The salary is highly competitive and successful candidate will be rewarded with an exciting, diverse and demanding role which has many opportunities for career progression.

Duties of the job:

 Develop robust and deliverable software in ROS that integrates 3D vision, robot arm motion planning, and active message end-effector control algorithms  Develop motion planning algorithms for imitating different massage techniques  Develop a user-friendly interface according to customers’ requirements  Product software integration, debugging, configuring and testing  Documentation of technical reports, program codes and product manuals

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

 M.S. or Ph.D. degree in CS, EE, ME or related fields  Strong interest in robotics, human-robot interaction, and biomechanics  Experience in one or more areas: mechatronics, robotics control, software system integration and testing  Proficiency in Programming using C++, Python and experience with Linux  Knowledge and experience in ROS and packages such as Moveit, PCL, and OpenCV.

Application procedure:

 Interested candidates, please send your CV to chen.qiu@aitreat.com, an interview will be conducted for each profile fitting the requirement.

 Due to an enormous application, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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The PTR Group is looking for a senior robot software engineer to join our team supporting the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to develop next generation robotic software systems.   At PTR you will be part of a multi-discipline engineering team creating robotic technologies that drive future satellite servicing and asteroid retrieval missions.

Company Description:

Founded in 2000, The PTR Group is an engineering services company specializing in embedded, real time and distributed system technologies.

The PTR Group provides system engineering services including software development, prototype development, consulting, and training to assist commercial companies and government agencies in realizing their embedded device development needs.

The PTR Group offers candidates some of the most demanding high tech engineering challenges in the industry.  As a member of a highly-skilled professional team, the candidate will make key contributions, designing and developing software for complex embedded systems, developing advanced engineering tools and techniques, and analyzing/deconstructing software applications and products.

Roles and Responsibilities:

– Provide technical direction for the design and development of robotic systems and associate technologies.

– Define software architectures, requirements, solutions and development environments for terrestrial and space robotic systems.

– Develop software components and algorithms for spacecraft servicing robotic systems.

– Work with other engineers and scientists to design, develop, integrate and test related systems and software components.

– Create and deliver technical presentations to support the design and development of robot systems, including requirement and design reviews.

– Oversee the day-to-day software development flow and integration process.

Education and Experience:

– Minimum 10 years of applicable experience

– MS or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or Computer Engineering

Qualifications:

– Hands-on experience with robotics software development in C++.

– Excellent programming knowledge of object oriented programming in C++.

– Experience with inverse kinematics, motion control and motion planning of a dextrous robot arm

– Experience working with embedded systems and real time operating systems (RTOS).

– Experience with Open Robot Control Software (Orocos).

– Experience developing software in multi-threaded environments.

– Experience with product version control and release management.

– Experience with communication protocols and their implementation (TCP, UDP, serial, EtherCAT).

– Working understanding of the Agile software development lifecycle.

– Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle – gathering requirements, design, implementation, testing, debugging, and deployment to the end user

– Ability to assess new APIs and tools for software development.

– Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

– US citizen.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

– Multi-platform programming experience (OS X, Linux)

– User interfaces

– ROS

– C++ libraries: Boost, Qt.

To apply, please send a resume to jobs@theptrgroup.com <mailto:jobs@theptrgroup.com>

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The University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory invites applications from talented postdoctoral researchers for an immediate position in the area of Tactile Robotic Hands.

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team on the new Leverhulme Leadership Award ‘A biomimetic forebrain for robot touch’. £1M has been allocated to a 5-year project that will apply leading robotics, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, psychology and philosophy of the brain to develop a biomimetic forebrain embodied with a 3D-printed tactile robot hand to enable human-like tactile dexterity.

The successful applicant will design and build novel 3D-printed dexterous tactile robotic hands that will perceive, explore and manipulate their environment. The post-holder will be supported by a laboratory technician and work with three other postdoctoral researchers who will develop artificial intelligence methods for active touch and link the progress to a model of the mammalian forebrain involved in active touch in animals.

The project will be based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (www.brl.ac.uk) the largest centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK.

Prospective candidates should enquire informally about the post to:

Dr. Nathan Lepora (N.Lepora@bristol.ac.uk)

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Open Research & Development Engineer position available at INRIA (Chroma team)

on Advanced Perception and Control for Autonomous Vehicles

Context:

The Inria research team Chroma is involved in several academic and industrial projects in the field of Autonomous Vehicles. The proposed R&D work has to be performed in the scope of a multi-annual project of the French IRT nanoelec, in cooperation with the CEA and several industrial companies. The main objective is to develop, to experimentally validate and to demonstrate the capabilities of an Embedded Perception and Decision-making system in the context of Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles applications. Several well published and patented results have already been obtained in the scope of this project.

Position description:

A one year (re-newable) Research & Development Engineer position is available at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, in the scope of the abovementioned project. The objective is to develop an embedded perception and navigation system for autonomous mobile systems, with an emphasis on real world experiments performed using an automated Renault Zoé vehicle and some other industrial mobile robots.

The recruited engineer will work within a team of 3 to 4 engineers already working on the project, with occasional interactions with some PhD students and researchers of the Chroma team. He will have to complete the current skills of the team, by bringing complementary skills in one of the following fields: perception, control and/or on-line trajectory planning for safe navigation.

More precisely, he will have to become familiar with the team’s Bayesian Perception algorithms, in order to be able to propose extensions towards on-line decision-making and navigation actions such as emergency braking or collision avoidance maneuvers. The implementations and the experimentations will be performed using the ROS framework and the experimental platform of the IRT nanoelec (which includes an automated Renault Zoé vehicle). The recruited engineer will also contribute to the improvement of the experimental platform, and he will participate to some scientific publications, industrial conferences or various demonstrations.

Applications should be sent in a single PDF document to:

christian.laugier@inria.fr , nicolas.turro@inria.fr , jerome.lussereau@inria.fr , olivier.simonin@inria.fr

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We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an MSc in Electrical/Mechanical/Control Engineering.

Robots are expected to help us in various tasks, some of which require collaborative effort to be successfully completed. To achieve a seamless and intuitive interaction, the robot must be able to physically interact with the human counterpart and predict the intentions of the human, despite the additional interaction with the uncertain and unpredictable environment. Appropriate robot control methods therefore are essential for the robot to deal with various uncertainties, dynamically aspects and complex task requirements. A promising direction towards this goal is to adaptively regulate mechanical parameters of the robot, based on the task requirements and external feedback.

For further information please contact: Dr. Luka Peternel (luka.peternel@iit.iit<mailto:luka.peternel@iit.iit>) and Dr. Arash Ajoudani (arash.ajoudani@iit.it<mailto:arash.ajoudani@iit.it>).

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Surgical Navigation and Robotics (SNR) Laboratory at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital is recruiting candidates for a post-doctoral fellow position to information science to enhance medical robots for scientific research. SNR Laboratory is looking for strong, self-motivated individuals who are looking to explore new dimension of robotics in medicine in their career. A successful candidate will interact with scientists and clinicians at Harvard-affiliated research institution and deploy the developed robots to real clinical scenes.

We are particularly interested in those who have track record of publications in the following domain. Learning and Adaptive Systems, Visual-Based Navigation, Computer Vision in Robotic Applications, Autonomous Navigation, Localization and SLAM. No prior involvement in medical robotics is required; willingness to work on medical robot is mandatory.

Technical Director of Image Guided Therapy Program Director, Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School hata@bwh.harvard.edu.

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A software engineering position in underwater robotics is open at the the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  This is a rare and extraordinary opportunity for the right person.  If you have questions please contact Dr. Carl Kaiser, AUV Program Manager, <ckaiser@whoi.edu>, directly.  For a full description follow the link below.

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PhD Studentship: Quantitative Assessment of Bone Fracture Healing and Early diagnosis of delayed and non-union conditions Loughborough University

*Project Detail:*

There is a major need to monitor and evaluate the healing of fractured bones, both in the military and the civilian population, as many of them (up to 30% in military settings) may result in delayed union or non-union requiring further conservative or even surgical procedures. These fractures can be painful, expensive, and a drain on the military and civilian resources, especially if not diagnosed early enough. Today, the remaining bottleneck in evidenced-based fracture care is the lack of clinical tools that allow for direct quantitative assessment of fracture healing and early diagnosis of non-union conditions. Special interest in clinical setting is monitoring the bone healing between the sixth and twelfth week after fracture, where there is no radiological evidence on the callus formation and an early diagnosis of a delayed union or non-union could be done.

The research question is: can we identify a trend in the mechanical properties of the callus during the early healing period to distinguish a normal fracture healing from a delayed or a non-union fracture, to support clinical decisions?

The aim of this study is to develop and validate a non-invasive technique, based on ultrasound, capable of recognizing different tissues at the fracture site with high sensitivity during the early stage of healing. The technique should have high soft tissue contrast to investigate the first phase post-fracture and then support orthopaedic surgeons in the early diagnosis of delayed union or non-union conditions.

For Informal inquiries about the project, please contact Professor Massimiliano Zecca M.Zecca@lboro.ac.uk