Salary Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.

Closing date: Dec 04, 2019 12:00PM

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Estimation, Search, and Planning group 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 is fixed-term for a period of 2 years.

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to our research effort towards the EPSRC – ACE-OPS project.

The project will investigate and develop approaches to guide autonomous 3D reconstruction using aerial robotic platforms as part of an EPSRC ACE-OPS: From Autonomy to Cognitive assistance in Emergency OPerationS grant. The work will continue research on Surface Edge Explorer (SEE) and similar representation-free next-best view planning algorithms with the goal to demonstrate and evaluate them on real robotic platforms as well as advance the development of ORI’s aerial robotic platforms.

You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the latest version of this code in conjunction with researchers and engineers at ORI and project partners at other institutions.

You should have a PhD/DPhil in engineering with a focus on robotics or be near completion. You should have a proven record of academic excellence in planning and/or 3D computer vision with programming experience in C++, python and other common languages. You should have proven ability to plan and execute experiments.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jonathan Gammell ( Further information can be found here.

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 Monday 9 December 2019 can be considered.

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