Position advertised for Research Assistant (Fixed Term) on “Exploiting invisible cues for low-cost outdoor robot navigation”
School of Computer Science
Salary: From £26,537 per annum
This post is fixed term until 28th February 2018
Closing Date: Monday 29 February 2016
Interview Date: Thursday 17 March 2016
A Research Assistant position is available in the Centre of Autonomous Systems at the University of Lincoln to investigate how ultraviolet and polarised light processing in insects can be applied to robotics.
The EPSRC funded project “Exploiting invisible cues for low-cost outdoor robot navigation” is a collaboration between the Universities of Lincoln, Edinburgh and Washington, St Louis. Candidates should possess at least an undergraduate degree in a relevant area with a track record of related publications. Excellent skills in programming are essential. Expertise in modelling of sensory and neural systems, with experience of both virtual environments and real world robotics, and/or robot navigation methods such as SLAM are highly favourable. You will be responsible for developing a technical specification / design for manufacture of a novel robot sensor thus circuit design and/or electronics skills are highly desirable. Finally, any industrial engagement / commercialisation experience is considered beneficial and should be highlighted.