[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faraday Institution Research Fellow - Robotics and Computer Vision at the Extreme Robotics Lab
The Extreme Robotics Lab welcomes applications for a Research Fellow from roboticists with demonstrated expertise in vision, or dedicated vision experts who also have ability and interest to collaborate and integrate with robotics experts. We need people who have the necessary skills and knowledge to apply the latest advances in vision, deep learning and associated areas, to practical robotics problems (especially vision-guided robotic manipulation using 3D point-cloud data).
The post holder will work on the ReLiB Faraday initiative project:
This project is about vision-guided robotic disassembly of electric vehicle battery packs, to enable separation of materials for recycling. The main purpose of this Research Fellow position will be to develop, implement and demonstrate novel methods for Computer Vision, and assist robotics engineers with linking these novel vision methods with advanced robot control systems. The RFs will be responsible for key deliverables of major national and international projects, as part of a large and internationally recognised robotics research team, with strong collaborations with industry. in addition to 2D and 3D robotic vision, there is also possible scope for novel work on multi-sensor fusion, combining conventional point-cloud and RGB data with other kinds of sensors, including thermal imaging devices, radiation sensors, and devices such as Raman spectroscopy and XRF sensors to aid materials classification.
The UoB robotics team are collectively working on:
- Robotic grasping and manipulation
- Planning and reasoning for fixed and/or mobile manipulators.
- Robotic vehicles and navigation.
- Robot dynamics and control.
- Computer Vision, machine learning and AI.
The Research Fellow should demonstrate strong expertise in at least one of these areas, and also be willing and able to assist with combining and integrating work from at least one other of these areas.
· A PhD in Computer Vision and or robotics with a significant vision component, or equivalent experience
· Demonstrated expertise and experience in 3D vision – high quality publications in ICRA, CVPR, RSS, IJRR, TRO, TPAMI, IROS
· Strong programming skills in advanced C++ Matlab, CUDA. Ability to use OpenCV, PCL and other relevant open-source vision software libraries.
· Strong mathematics skills, research skills, and knowledge of state-of-the-art computer vision, deep learning and AI literature.
· Ability to collaborate with a team of experts, deliver a practical, working real-time vision/sensor-guided robotics demo with cameras, sensors, and high-end robotics hardware
· Outstanding time management skills – ability to keep an extremely ambitious project moving according to strict deadlines.
· Team spirit
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.