The Event-Driven Perception for Robotics (EDPR) Research Line (www.edpr.iit.it) at the iCub facility – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral fellows in the area of low-latency vision for autonomous robots.
We are looking for talented and enthusiastic postdocs who will join our team to develop algorithms for low-latency and high-speed vision for motion estimation and 3D object tracking. In particular, the candidates will be in a unique position to exploit recent advances in machine learning and more traditional computer vision techniques, in combination with novel biologically “event-driven” inspired sensors.
The candidates will take an “event-driven” approach to robotics, in which sensor signals are not sampled at a fixed rate, but specialised sensor electronics output only when there is a significant change. The signal is therefore highly-compressed, has a low-latency, high dynamic range, and can represent signal frequencies on the order of megahertz. An example of the event-driven camera can be seen here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS-7xYRYSLc).
The event-driven sensors propose a challenge as they require a completely new approach to processing, and we expect the candidates to have a strong knowledge base of a relevant field such as machine learning and computer vision, and also an open-mind to the paradigm shift that comes with event-driven robotics.
The EDPR group is part of the iCub Facility and the candidates will be using event-driven robotics to improve the speed, accuracy, robustness and computational usage for the visual processing required for autonomous humanoid robots.
Please note that these positions are contingent on the signature of the relevant Agreement.
The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.
Expected start date could be March 2019.
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