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 a postdoctoral fellow in the area of low-latency vision for autonomous robots.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoc who will join our team to develop algorithms for low-latency and high-speed vision for motion estimation and 3D object tracking. In particular, the candidate will be in a unique position to exploit recent advances in machine learning and more traditional computer vision techniques, in combination with novel biologically “event-driven” inspired sensors.
The candidate 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 candidate to have a strong knowledge base of a relevant field such as machine learning and computer vision, 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 candidate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information on EDPR watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RKzUaqGhE4&feature=youtu.be
The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.
Expected start date could be July 2019.
Please apply by June 5th, 2019, by sending your application to email@example.com quoting exactly “BC76325 – JP14 Low-latency 3D object tracking for autonomous robotics” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, a research statement, and the contact information of two references.
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