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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 4 Research Fellows in Robotics, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, University of Lincoln, EPSRC RAI Hub

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4 Research Fellows in Robotics, Machine Learning and Computer Vision,
University of Lincoln, EPSRC RAI Hub (National Centre for Nuclear
Robotics)

Salary: From £32,548 per annum

This post is fixed term full-time for 24 months, with potential
extension to 39 months.

Closing Date: *Thursday 30 November 2017*

Apply at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS467&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u2ixree39B4-ByXAlnrcZZW-OI_cArh55oXc1N3E3Rs&s=bPnrlUweuYKSoXffNHgO-ORltcLffAu6vOiWtvFvzEo&e=

We are looking to recruit up to 4 postdoctoral Research Fellows as
part of the National Center for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) with research
profiles in robot learning , robot grasping, robot motion planning,
robotic navigation and mapping, robotic scheduling and planning, or
robotics system science and engineering, to join our growing robotics
research team.

The NCNR is a multi-disciplinary EPSRC RAI (Robotics and Artificial
Intelligence) Hub consisting of most leading nuclear robotics experts
in the UK including Universities of Birmingham, Queen Mary, Essex,
Bristol, Edinburgh and Lincoln. Under this project, more than 40
postdoctoral researchers and PhD researchers form a team to develop
cutting edge scientific solutions to all aspects of nuclear robotics
such as sensor and manipulator design, computer vision, robotic
grasping and manipulation, mobile robotics, intuitive user interfaces
and shared autonomy.

At the University of Lincoln, we will develop new machine learning
algorithms for several crucial applications in nuclear robotics such
as waste handling, cell decommissioning and site monitoring with
mobile robots. Clean-up and decommissioning of nuclear waste is one of
the biggest challenges for our and the next generations with enormous
predicted costs (up to 200Bn£ over the next hundred years). Moreover,
recent disaster situations such as Fukushima have shown the crucial
importance of robotics technology for monitoring and intervention,
which is missing up to date. Our team will focus on algorithms for
vision guided robot grasping and manipulation, cutting, shared control
and semi- autonomy, mobile robot navigation and outdoor mapping and
navigation with a strong focus on machine learning and adaptation
techniques. A dedicated bimanual robot arm platform is being
developed, mounted a mobile platform, and to be operated using shared
autonomy, tele-operation and augmented reality concepts to be
developed.

You will have access to state-of- the-art research robot equipment
consisting of cutting-edge robot arms and outdoor mobile robots.
Through the close collaboration with industry and academic partners,
you will be embedded in a national consortium, with excellent
opportunities to develop a strong individual research portfolio while
being engaged in impactful and exciting research solving real-world
problems of great societal need.

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

● Learning from Demonstrations
● Reinforcement Learning
● Deep Learning
● Robot Grasping and Manipulation
● Motion Planning and Control
● Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
● Human-robot collaboration
● Robot mapping and localisation (SLAM) as well as navigation;
● Software engineering in robotics; and
● Integration and orchestration of robotic systems.

You will be placed at the centre of this exciting project,
collaborating closely with other researchers and universities, taking
a leading role in the research, development, integration and
orchestration of the overall system, with a focus on algorithm
development and software development.

Applicants should have or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant
area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills
(C++/Python, ROS). This opportunity allows you to engage in
international collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with
state-of- the-art robotic hardware and software, and to benefit from
excellent support to produce and disseminate original research
contributions in the leading international conferences and journals.

You will also contribute to the University's ambition to achieve
international recognition as a research intensive institution and will
be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the
above subject areas as well contribute to the wider activities of the
Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L- CAS,
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u2ixree39B4-ByXAlnrcZZW-OI_cArh55oXc1N3E3Rs&s=LzoQUkg-QLqDSAEDEZMZ6_nS3gKJ9QXhOzZq64-222I&e=). Evidence of authorship of research
outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to
work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written
and spoken communication skills. Opportunities to mentor and
co-supervise PhD students working in the project team will also be
available to outstanding candidates. Informal enquiries about the post
can be made to Prof. Gerhard Neumann (email: [hidden email])
and Prof. Marc Hanheide ([hidden email]). As an institutional
Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender
equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Apply at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jobs.lincoln.ac.uk_vacancy.aspx-3Fref-3DCOS467&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u2ixree39B4-ByXAlnrcZZW-OI_cArh55oXc1N3E3Rs&s=bPnrlUweuYKSoXffNHgO-ORltcLffAu6vOiWtvFvzEo&e=

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Prof Marc Hanheide
Professor of Intelligent Robotics & Interactive Systems
Room INB2212
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
Phone: +44 1522 88 6966
EMail: [hidden email]
Web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hanheide.net&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u2ixree39B4-ByXAlnrcZZW-OI_cArh55oXc1N3E3Rs&s=V0Qj7rEBYTaWhGTxn1iL0bzBuixAhvNWIBonQxW5qCU&e=
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