Wednesday, July 27, 2011

JOB: postdoc in animation and graphics at Edinburgh

Postdoctoral position in Robotics and Animation. The successful candidate is expected to have (or be near completion) a PhD in the area of computer animation and graphics and the candidate is expected to have strong mathematical skills in the area of optimization and control theory, and good programming skills. It is also preferable to have experience working in the area of machine learning or robotics and have some familiarity of concepts such as character animation, 3D physical simulation and machine learning techniques. The post is funded by an EPSRC project that focuses on developing state-of-the-art motion generation systems for robotic manipulation under uncertainty using concepts of topology space and data driven dimensionality reduction. The appointee will be responsible for direct implementation of character / humanoid control in physical simulators (Open Dynamics Engine, PhysX), simulation of deformable objects including strands and cloth, and control of robots such as the Kuka LWR and Nao Humanoids.

The post is available from 1st September 2011 until 28th February 2014

Contact Taku Komura <tkomura <at> ed <dot> ac <dot> uk> for more details.

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