Researcher Officer / Senior Research Officer (Visual Place Recognition)
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex is a large and dynamic department in the Faculty of Science and Health. The School is internationally known for its research in a range of areas and offers excellent education to its students and is now seeking to make two appointments at Research Officer and/or Senior Research Officer level.
You will support the Embedded and Intelligent Systems Laboratory's work on computer/robot vision systems in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, as part of the recently awarded RICE Project funded by the EPSRC National Centre for Nuclear Robotics Flexible Partnership Fund. The RICE project brings together National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (University of Essex), Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), and University of Nevada (Reno, USA) for groundbreaking research in the area of visual place recognition for robotics in extreme environments, more specifically underground mining and nuclear decommissioning. It is a dedicated research programme combined with networking activities, including short-term and longer exchange visits of researchers and student placements.
The specific focus of the post is to aid in the production of the deliverables associated with the RICE Project in conjunction with our partners, the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (Queensland University of Technology), and University of Nevada (Reno). The project will address the specific research needed for the challenging problem of robust vision to develop robotic vision algorithms to enable robots to perceive their environments and consequently act purposefully under the incredible range of environmental conditions possible, including low light, rain, snow, ice sleet, fog, smoke, dust, wind, glare and heat. You will get a chance to work closely with Prof Michael Milford, Prof Kostas Alexis, Prof Klaus McDonald-Maier and Dr Shoaib Ehsan on the RICE project.