We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Dynamic Robot Systems Group, part of the Oxford Robotics Institute and the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and fixed-term for 2 years.
The project will develop robust approaches to autonomous legged mobility in challenging environments. The goal is to develop motion planning approaches that are capable of operating at a reactive frequency, closing the loop with online perception by replanning in a receding horizon fashion. A broad range of approaches is applicable and the focus will be decided according to the background and aims of the successful candidate.
You will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of legged locomotion controllers, in physically realistic simulated environments and on the real ANYmal quadruped robot.
You should have a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion) in robotics, computer science, machine learning, control theory, or closely related field. You have an excellent academic track record in topics relevant to legged locomotion; path and motion planning, whole-body control, multi-contact locomotion, machine learning and optimization, avatar animation or related areas. You have experience working on real robots and great team working skills.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ioannis Havoutis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information can be found at: http://ori.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs/
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 February 2019 can be considered.
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