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Research Assistant/Associate in Multi-Robot Systems (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant £26,243 - £30,395 or Research Associate £32,236 - £39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2 years.

We are seeking a Research Associate in Multi-Robot Systems, to join our lab in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Our lab's mission is to facilitate cooperation in large-scale, heterogeneous, multi-agent cyber-physical / robotic systems. This research brings in methods from planning, control, estimation, and learning, and has numerous applications, including automated transport and logistics, environmental monitoring, surveillance, and search.

The candidate will develop novel algorithms for resilient path coordination in multi-robot systems. The goals of this project are to prioritize algorithmic designs that that are resilient to a wide variety of disruptions. The project will involve experimentation involving a fleet of 1:18-scale vehicles in indoor as well as outdoor settings.

The position is fully funded for up to 2 years. There will be opportunities to contribute in collaborative projects with other universities and industry.

Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD (or be very close to submitting) and a strong publication record in robotics. The ideal candidate should be familiar with multi-robot systems, have excellent programming skills, and experience in methods for trajectory planning, optimization, and/or reinforcement learning. Good communication, presentation and management skills are desirable.

The applicant will have or be close to obtaining a PhD. Appointment at Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded

Applicants should contact Dr Amanda Prorok for further information.

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Please ensure you upload a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, two key publications and contact information of at least 3 references. If you upload any additional documents, which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR19221 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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