18/03/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Post Doctoral Researcher in Blended Autonomy Vehicles (2 Positions)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Limerick
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/04/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Limerick
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other

OFFER DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10) in electronic engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, robotics, automation, computer science, or a related discipline

or

  • Primary degree (Level 8) in a relevant engineering area i.e. electro/mechanical/mechatronics/ robotics and at least 4 years industrial experience in a research role.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Combilift Autonomous Systems will see the development of advanced autonomous vehicles for challenging material handling tasks across a wide range of industries.

This collaborative project between Combilift and LERO (CRIS Centre) UL offers an exciting industrial R&D opportunity for two highly motivated research candidates to play a key role in the research, development and testing of vehicle perception systems which will result in the exploration and development of new algorithms for the perception of non-uniform loads and warehouse infrastructure required by intelligent material handling vehicles.

Discovery of suitable vehicle perception systems (sensors and algorithms) for high-fidelity perception of forklift loads including pallets and other non-uniform loads and factory environment surroundings. Such systems do not exist to date and must be researched and built from an optimal choice from the array of newly emerging sensor technologies and processing methods.

The two postdoctoral researchers will work together on the delivery of this project with one researcher focus including safe integration of the autonomy systems within Combilift vehicle designs (and seconded to Combilift). The second postdoc’s research has overlapping objectives with focus on the imaging sensors and processing for real-time auto control.

This project will aid the development of prototype/demonstrator autonomous forklifts in development at Combilift, and this interaction will enable rigorous testing and assessment of developed perception systems in varied warehouse/environment and payload configurations.

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience working with vision libraries e.g. Cognex, Halcon, OpenCV or similar for rapid prototyping of complex vision systems.
  • Vision algorithm development experience, contribution to vision system libraries.
  • Industrial communications protocols knowledge and hands-on experience, in particular Ethernet and CAN bus based systems.
  • Experience using vision, lidar, radar or sonar as part of robot control systems.
  • Experience in the development of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles.

Specific Requirements

  • Doctoral degree (level 10) in electronic engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, robotics, automation, computer science, or a related discipline.

or

  • Primary degree (Level 8) in a relevant engineering area i.e. electro/mechanical/mechatronics/ robotics and at least 4 years industrial experience in a research role.
  • Solid proficiency & applied experience with at least one of the following languages: Python, C++, Matlab, LabVIEW, Java.
  • Demonstrated skills of adaptability and eagerness to learn.
  • Self starter with demonstrated initiative skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with fundamental industrial automation or (agricultural) vehicle systems (hydraulics, power, communications, PLCs, mechanics).
  • An ability to generate practical solutions as part of a highly motivated engineering team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in fast paced team both in the office and in the field.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
University of Limerick
Ireland
Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX
Limerick

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