School of Informatics funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Robotics and Animation at University of Edinburgh, UK
Study Subject(s): Robotics and Animation
Course Level: Postdoctoral Research
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK
The award can be taken at: UK
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-Strong mathematical skills in the area of optimization and control theory.
-Strong programming skills in C, C++, MATLAB or equivalent
-Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to meet deadlines
-Desirable:- PhD (or expected completion) in the areas related to computer graphics or robotics..
-Experience in using physical simulators such as Open Dynamics Engine or PhysX
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Description: We have an opening for one postdoctoral position in Robotics and Animation. The successful candidate is expected to have (or be near completion) a PhD in the area of computer animation and graphics and the candidate is expected to have strong mathematical skills in the area of optimization and control theory, and good programming skills. It is also preferable to have experience working in the area of machine learning or robotics and have some familiarity of concepts such as character animation, 3D physical simulation and machine learning techniques. The post is funded by an EPSRC project that focuses on developing state-of-the-art motion generation systems for robotic manipulation under uncertainty using concepts of topology space and data driven dimensionality reduction. The appointee will be responsible for direct implementation of character / humanoid control in physical simulators (Open Dynamics Engine, PhysX), simulation of deformable objects including strands and cloth, and control of robots such as the Kuka LWR and Nao Humanoids.
How to Apply: Online
application Deadline: 3 August 2011