[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral position: machine vision for Mars sample return, NASA JPL, Pasadena CA
POSTDOC POSITION IN MACHINE VISION FOR MARS SAMPLE RETURN
NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, PASADENA, CA
The Computer Vision Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, is looking for a postdoc to conduct research, development and testing of vision-guided behaviors for sample handling on Mars.
The Mars 2020 rover mission is intended to core and collect samples. M2020 will store the samples in metal tubes and leave those on the Martian surface. In the proposed MSR campaign concept, a follow-up mission dubbed Sample Retrieval and Launch (SRL) would collect the sample tubes and load them into a Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) to be launched into orbit.
The primary responsibility associated with this postdoc position is to assist JPL scientists with prototyping and testing vision-guided mechanisms for tube localization, tube pick-up, and storage insertion. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will have a degree(s) in Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science or a related field, a solid background in computer vision, experience with hardware, and fluency in C++ and in Python. Experience in robot manipulation is a plus.
This offer is not restricted to U.S. citizens.
Applicants should submit:
- a curriculum vitae (including publications),
- contact information for at least three referees,
- date of availability.
Applications should be submitted via the page below: