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Lecturer in Humanoid Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Plymouth

http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/working

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
 
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS
 
Lecturer in Humanoid Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Salary 29,138 to 41,545 pro-rata pa  Grade 7/8
 
The School of Computing and Mathematics wishes to make a temporary 36-month lectureship appointment in Humanoid Robotics and Intelligent Systems to contribute to research and teaching in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The lecturer will focus on developing lecture and support material using our new bipedal robot and our industrial manipulators This will include some programme coding for closed-loop control of bipedal gait. In addition the lecturer will assist in developing a robotics outreach programme for schools.
 
The School has a strong interdisciplinary focus on robotics and intelligent systems, computer networks and security, digital art and technology, communications and electronics. Research in Computer Science at the University of Plymouth was rated 5 at the last Research Assessment Exercise.
 
Candidates must hold a PhD in a Computing/Robotics discipline, or have recently submitted their thesis, and have a track record of research expertise in the area of humanoid robotics and intelligent systems. Ideally, they must also have some experience in control engineering for robotics.
 
Recruitment and selection will be based on individual merit; however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in the Faculty of Technology. More on research within the School of Computing, Communications and Electronics may be found on: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research. The successful candidate will be considered as member of the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/crns).
 
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Guido Bugmann by email guido.bugmann@plymouth.ac.uk, although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown on the Universitys vacancies pages http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/working.
 
CLOSING DATE: noon 27 August 2010.