Research Fellow in Tracking and Control

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Дедлайн: 18.07.2019



Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited to apply for the position of Research Fellow to work as part of a multidisciplinary group within the Innovate UK-funded project "Translating Advanced Camera Tracking and Control Technology to High Precision and High Reliability Automated Guided Vehicle Applications". This research project brings together partners from industry and university to explore how cutting-edge tracking systems, developed for camera control systems and mixed reality applications, can be used in control systems for mobile robots in industrial settings. 

The position is based at the Department of Computer Science at the University College London. Under the supervision of Dr Simon Julier, Dr Vijay Pawar (Computer Science) and Dr Jan Böehm (Civil Engineering), the post holder will be responsible for two strands of work. The first will be to explore new methods of calibration and image processing to produce more robust and reliable results. The second will be to run a series of experiments to validate the performance of the tracking system at high sampling rates suitable for control. 

The post will also have access to new robotics facilities at UCL HereEast. This will provide dedicated infrastructure and expertise spanning research activities in: real-time robotics, teleoperation, computer vision, machine learning, computational modelling, multi-modal sensing, metrology, and control to develop the next generation of autonomous mobile solutions. 

The post holder will also contribute to the dissemination of the research through publications in academic conferences and journal papers as well as demonstration at academic and public events. 

Key Requirements

Applicants must have a masters in Robotics, or a related topic associated with control, robotics, estimation or tracking. Candidates should also have experience in computer programming and in using statistical data analyses tools. They should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by independent project work and / or publications) and the capability and motivation to collaborate within an interdisciplinary research group with people from the various disciplines involved in this project. 

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis'. 

The project runs until 31st August 2020 and the post will be funded until 31st August 2020 in the first instance. 

Further Details

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To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Simon Julier ( , tel: +44(0)20 3108 7068). 

Enquiries about the application process can be made to Dr Louise Gaynor ( ).

UCL Taking Action for Equality 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. 

Closing Date

18 Jul 2019

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