Postdoctoral Research Associate in Human-Plus-Robot Workplace (2 posts)

Updated: about 20 hours ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 21 Aug 2020

We are pleased to announce an opening for two full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRA) in Human-Plus-Robot Workplace. You would be expected to start from October 2020 if possible.

The University of Oxford and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new strategic collaboration on 1 May 2020 to build a portfolio of new research projects relating to artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cyber-physical systems and human-centred computing. We aim to revolutionize approaches to world-leading research, education, innovation and commercialisation in human-machine collaboration technologies by providing a platform for a large scale, multinational research-innovation-venture collaboration, focusing on logistics, high tech (robotics, AI/ML, IoT, secure autonomous systems), and emergency response services.

Postdoctoral Research Assistants in the Oxford - Singapore Human-Machine Collaboration Initiative Human-Robot Shared Autonomy: Develop novel planning and learning technologies to allow humans and AI systems to share the control of a robot platform.

The primary selection criteria are a doctoral degree (or close to completion) in computer science, information engineering or electrical engineering. You must also have excellent writing, communication, presentation, and organisation skills, and a strong publication record in any of the following: indoor positioning and navigation for people and/or robots, robot-person collaboration, scene perception and/or activity recognition (e.g. using vision/inertial/magnetic/radio sensor systems), probabilistic state estimation and machine learning (incl. deep learning).

If you have any questions about the positions, please email Professor Niki Trigoni ( ) or Andrew Markham ( ).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 21 August 2020. Interviews will take place online.

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