Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering

Updated: 25 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 May 2021

Job Description

The main role is in the research and development of navigation and path planning strategies for ship hull and similar inspection with a hover capable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

The role will entail the following job scope: 

  • Research and implement perception and fusion algorithms utilising camera and sonar. 
  • Research and implement localisation algorithms fusing multiple navigation and sensor sources with SLAM or similar techniques. 
  • Implement navigation and path planning algorithms for ship hull navigation. 
  • Integration of robotics stack with the software architecture. 
  • Test and debug of robotics algorithms in software in the loop simulation. 


  • PhD/Msc in Computer Engineering or Computer Science. 
  • Research or industry experience writing code for complex robotic systems. 
  • Experience with Robot Operating System framework. 
  • Experience with perception and fusion algorithms and libraries including Open-CV, Point-cloud library, Tracking filters, Computer vision techniques. 
  • Experience with AI, deep learning and machine learning algorithms such as YOLO and Faster RCNN. 
  • Experience with SLAM for localisation methods. 
  • Experience with path planning algorithms such as A*STAR. 
  • Proficient in Python and C++. 
  • Proficient in Linux. 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering

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