The Event-Driven Perception for Robotics (EDPR) Research Line (www.edpr.iit.it) at the iCub facility – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – is seeking to appoint one postdoctoral fellow in the area of event-driven deep learning for autonomous robots.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoc who will join our team to develop deep learning methods for low-latency object detection and recognition using novel “event-driven” sensors.
The candidates will take an “event-driven” approach to robotics, in which sensor signals are not sampled at a fixed rate, but specialised sensor electronics output only when there is a significant change. The signal is therefore highly-compressed, has a low-latency, high dynamic range, and can represent signal frequencies on the order of megahertz. An example of the event-driven camera can be seen here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS-7xYRYSLc).
The event-driven sensors propose a challenge as they require a completely new approach to processing, and we expect the candidates to have a strong knowledge base of a deep learning, and also an open-mind to the paradigm shift that comes with event-driven robotics.
The EDPR group is part of the iCub Facility and the candidates will be using event-driven robotics to improve the speed, accuracy, robustness and computational usage for the visual processing required for autonomous humanoid robots.
For more details on the position, write to email@example.com, and for more information on EDPR watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RKzUaqGhE4&feature=youtu.be
These positions are supported by a commercial project signed between IIT and an Industrial Customer.
The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.
Please apply by July 31, 2019, by sending your application to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting exactly “BC77016 – JP16 – PostDoc on Event-Driven Deep Learning” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, a research statement, and name and contacts information of two referees.
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