The University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks applicants to fill the position of Research Associate – Post Doc in the Department of Systems Engineering (req # P98088). This full-time 12-month appointment is available immediately and will carry a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and successful performance.|
Description of duties: The successful candidate will be involved in a research project to develop a Wearable Robotic Object Manipulation Aid (W-ROMA) for the visually impaired. The project team, consisting of faculty, post-doc, graduate students and undergraduate students, will develop RGB-D camera based SLAM methods and 3D object detection methods for the W-ROMA, prototype the device, and conduct experiments to test the device. The post-doc’s research will focus on SLAM or 3D object detection. He/she will also take part in designing a human-robot interaction mechanism, which will be used to indicate the needed hand movement to the device user. Specific duties may include development and validation of the methods, integration of the methods with the device, and performance of experiments to test the device.
Qualification requirements: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline by the date of appointment. Desirable skills include programming in Matlab and C/C++ and experience in visual/graph SLAM or 3D object detection. Experience with Linux programming is a plus. Preference will be given to a highly motivated individual with experience in Linux programming and open robotic operating system.
Applications should be submitted online (https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/4544) and include: (1) a letter of application (referencing req # P98088) indicating the candidate’s qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.