4 Postdoc Opportunities at L-CAS in Field- & Agri-Robotics

L-CAS is currently offering 4 Postdoc position, all in the general area of Field Robotics, with each having their own specific opportunity and contexts. All these posts will enable you to join one of the fastest-growing robotics labs in the UK.

Our Agri-Robotics Team working with a Fleet of Thorvald Robots

Our Agri-Robotics Team working with a Fleet of Thorvald Robots

We participate in a large number of collaborative research projects with other academic and industry partners, funded by the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020, among others. We are leading the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics (currently also open for applications!), with the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia, and are co-leads of an award from the UK Government’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Fund to create Lincoln Agri-Robotics, a global centre of excellence for agricultural robotics, in collaboration with the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology. We also collaborate closely with the Lincoln Institute for Health and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, which are focussed on delivering real-world impact in those domains, and SAGA Robotics, originators of the Thorvald robot family.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Assuring Robot Autonomy

For this post, we are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of the Assuring Autonomy International Programme, a multi-institution effort to assure the safety of robotics and autonomous systems; initially for 14 months. The project involves mobile robots that operate in an agricultural setting, working with our world-leading fleet of soft-fruit harvesting robots. Candidates should have relevant experience and/or a strong interest in one or more of the following research areas: Long-term autonomy for mobile robots; Human-robot interaction; Formal modelling and verification; Safety engineering; and Systems integration.

Apply at https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS755A (closing date 18/10/2020)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Agri-robotics and Robotic Fleet Coordination

Both these 24 months opportunities are within our exciting new  ISCF TFP science and technology into practice project called “ROBOT HIGHWAYS” involving some of the UK’s leading experts in agriculture, communications and robotics. This project aims to demonstrate the world’s largest fleet of ground mobile robots and autonomous systems performing multiple tasks (e.g. crop-care, crop-monitoring, fruit picking, transporting and packing), in a commercial soft-fruit farm, while gathering and processing data for maximising yield and reducing waste. We are looking for candidates with a strong track record in research and innovation, including mobile robot autonomy; long-term fleet coordination; learning and predicting activity patterns for improved coordination; machine learning and perception; and systems architecture development and system integration. You may choose to apply for both positions, which are in the same project, to maximise your chances.

Apply at https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS779A and https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS780 (closing date 30/10/2020)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Robot Navigation and Mapping

The successful candidate in this post will be employed as part of our Horizon 2020 projects (initially until the end of 2022), involving several internationally well-known academic institutes and industrial partners across several European countries. The projects involve fleets of mobile robots that operate in real-world application domains with a high demand for flexibility, including applications of navigational technologies in dynamic environments such as vineyards and warehouses. The postdoc will contribute towards ensuring long-term operation of autonomous mobile robots, maintaining their environment representations (maps) over time to ensure reliable and task-appropriate robot navigation, and integration of advanced robotic systems. We are looking for research excellence in areas such as Long-term autonomy for mobile robots; Lifelong self-localisation and mapping; 3D perception and semantic mapping; Navigation and environment modelling; and Systems integration, including ROS.

Apply at https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS783 (closing date 01/11/2020)