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We have multiple opportunities to join our Centre including postdoctoral research fellow positions (9), research engineer and communications specialist.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows – 2 positions at QUT

We are looking for creative and visionary postdoctoral researchers to join our team to solve real world problems working at the intersection of robotics, vision, learning and applications.

You’ll need to have a PhD in robotics, computer vision, machine learning or related discipline and experience with ROS, Python, C++ programming and proficiency in Linux. These are 2 year full-time or part-time roles with an annual salary range of $110,428-$131,147.

Robotic Vision Evaluation and Benchmarking Project

You will have a leading role in developing new standardised benchmark tasks and evaluation metrics to foster reproducible research in robotic vision.

You will work closely with a team of Research Engineers, Research Fellows, and Chief Investigators to systematically evaluate robotic vision and learning algorithms on various mobile robot platforms under realistic conditions. The evaluations target application scenarios for robotic vision such as domestic service robots and comprise perception (e.g. object detection, semantic segmentation), learning for perception (continuous learning, active learning, few-shot learning), natural language interaction with robots, learning for action (reinforcement learning, imitation learning), core mobile robotics capabilities (semantic SLAM, visual odometry, navigation), as well as manipulation (grasp planning and execution, mobile manipulation).

Furthermore you will have the opportunity to collaborate with Centre research and software engineers to develop and popularise a new robotic vision benchmarking competition in the spirit of COCO and ILSVRC. This new competition will combine the variety and complexity of real-world data with the flexibility of synthetic graphics and physics engines. You will have a leading role in organising this new competition annually in conjunction with a major computer vision and robotics conference.

Expressions of Interest are now open – please email your full CV, and a 2 page description of your relevant skills and experience to Dr Niko Suenderhauf via niko.suenderhauf@qut.edu.au by Friday 1st June 2018Formal applications will open shortly and close in June 2018.

Manipulation and Vision Project

You will be part of the Manipulation and Vision project team of the Centre, contributing to vision based robotic grasping and object manipulation research and the creation and deployment of novel robotic solutions. We currently focus on the following areas:

  • Improving vision-guided grasping systems
  • Investigating (bimanual) object manipulation algorithms
  • Designing novel mechanisms, for hands, arms and grippers, integrating tactile and haptic sensing
  • Combining manipulation with mobility platforms, to create robots that are able to perform complex tasks (such as tidying up a room)
  • Integrating multi-modal robot sensing to improve manipulation (vision, tactile and force measurements)

Expressions of Interest are now open – please email your full CV, and a 2 page description of your relevant skills and experience to Dr Jurgen Leitner via j.leitner@qut.edu.au by Friday 1st June 2018.  Formal applications will open shortly and close in June 2018.

Communications Specialist, QUT

We’re looking for someone with both creativity and experience who loves robots and the work we do – creating robots that see.

The Communications Specialist will lead all communications activities for the Centre and its 4 main partners. They will develop and implement strategies that will raise the awareness of the Centre, the research capabilities and expertise and the value of robotic vision to the broader community. They will seek out and write stories based on interviews and pitch them to external organisations.

This is a fixed-term, full-time 2 year appointment located at the QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane.

For full details including the position description, please visit the QUT website here

Applications close 29th May 2018.

Research Engineer at QUT

We’re looking for a creative and imaginative research engineer to join our team to solve real world problems working at the intersection of robotics, vision and applications.

Ideally, you have experience in robot development and systems integrations. Skills in ROS, sensor selection (LIDAR, stereo, monocular, GPS and RADAR), navigation, and path planning are required. The robot is a 300kg all-terrain vehicle capable of moving at up to 20km/h, and will be evaluated in two phases: outdoor natural terrain, outdoor industrial setting. You would be supported by a larger team, but primarily responsible for delivery of the working robot platform, documentation and testing, field trials in Brisbane as well as interstate, and liaison with the client.

In addition, you have experience in project management with highly-developed organisational and communication skills.

You would join the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision which is a partnership between four leading Australian universities. You’d be based at QUT in Brisbane — working with an inclusive group of people in a well-equipped and modern lab. The Centre is leading the world in transformational research pursuing the critical and complex challenge of applying computer vision to robotics. We believe that the ability to see, to visually understand the complex world around us and respond to it, is critical for the next generation of robots that will perform useful work in agriculture, environmental monitoring, healthcare, infrastructure inspection, construction and manufacturing.

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision supports a flexible working environment. We support a diverse and inclusive atmosphere and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people. This is a 1 year full-time appointment. The classification for this position is HEW8 which has an annual remuneration range of $110,897 to $125,695 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of $93,709 to $106,214 pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading.

Expressions of Interest are now open – please email your full CV, and a 2 page description of your relevant skills and experience to rv@qut.edu.au by Friday 18th May 2018.

Formal applications will open shortly and close on Sunday 27th May 2018.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows – 7 positions at ANU

Applications close 31st May 2018. For the full Position Description & Selection Criteria or to apply, please click here

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is seeking up to seven postdoctoral researchers to join our dynamic team of academics, researchers, engineers and students at our Australian National University (ANU) node of the Centre. Based in Canberra, Australia, the positions are available for two years starting in 2018 and will be working with internationally renowned researchers in the following areas: Aerial Robotics ; Humans, Robots and Actions; Robotic Manipulation; Language and Vision; and Semantic, Geometric and Dynamic Vision

Successful applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline, and the following skills and experience:

  • A strong research profile in computer vision or robotics as evidenced by peer-reviewed conference and journal publications.
  • Proven ability to undertake independent research as well as collaborate with other local and international researchers, including ability to supervise and mentor PhD students.
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong mathematical and programming skills, and knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and techniques in computer vision and robotics (including deep learning).
  • Desire to travel and collaborate with other nodes within the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision as well as other national and international research labs.

Full details of the positions are available here

Centre staff at our annual symposium, RoboVis 2017

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