The Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab (http://ualr.edu/cxye/laboratory.htm) of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has multiple Ph.D. student openings with full RA-ships for Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. The successful candidates will: (1) develop vision based navigation methods for a robotic navigation aid and a Wearable Object Manipulation Aid (W-ROMA) for the visually impaired; (2) develop vision-based human motion detection and analysis methods for a Quadrupedal Human-Assistive Robotic Platform (Q-HARP); (3) prototype the W-ROMA; and (4) Test the motion detection and analysis methods for the Q-HARP prototype. The projects will use 3D time-of-flight cameras and RGB-D cameras for perception. The research topics include:|
- 6 DOF Simultaneous Localization of Mapping
- Obstacle/Object Detection
- Human Lower Limbs Detection, Motion Analysis and walking pattern recognition
- Human-Robot Interaction
Students will be admitted to the Engineering Science and Systems PhD program or the Integrated Computing PhD program according to their backgrounds. General guideline of admission to graduate study is referred to http://ualr.edu/enss/ or http://ualr.edu/integratedcomputing. The lab currently hosts research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and Arkansas Research Alliance.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a dynamic metropolitan university locating at the state’s capital city, Little Rock (http://www.littlerock.com). Applicants should hold a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related fields. To apply, contact Dr. Cang Ye (firstname.lastname@example.org) with detailed CV and copies of transcript(s), TOEFL and GRE.