We are looking for a post-doc to support our NASA “Autonomous Food
Production” project at CU Boulder. The long-term goal of this project
is fully autonomous production of salad and strawberries in a
controlled environment starting from tele-operation to fully
autonomous operation. The optimal candidate has a strong background
in computer vision and/or 3D point cloud  registration; experience in
manipulation is a plus.

The lab is equipped with a tele-operated greenhouse system that allows
360 degree manipulation of a rack of plants via a custom manipulator
arm, a gantry system systematically collecting RGB-D data of a number
of Strawberry plants, and a Baxter robot. The working environment is
highly collaborative and the Research Associate will complement  the
efforts of multiple PhD students working on path-planning,
manipulation and human-factors aspects of this project as well as
interacting with faculty from bio-astronautics and biology at CU, and
local industry working on “Vertical Farming”.

http://correll.cs.colorado.edu/?page_id=225

The posititon is available for up to two years, starting September
1st, 2013. In order to apply, please email your current CV to ncorrell@colorado.edu, one
sample publication, names of references that I can contact, and a
cover letter describing both your professional and research goals.
Please put “[post-doc]” into the subject line.

 

2 Responses to Post-doc position in plant perception and manipulation

  1. […] “We are looking for a post-doc to support our NASA "Autonomous FoodProduction" project at CU Boulder. The long-term goal of this projectis fully autonomous production of salad and strawberries in acontrolled environment starting from tele-operation to fullyautonomous operation. The optimal candidate has a strong backgroundin computer vision and/or 3D point cloud registration; experience inmanipulation is a plus.”  […]

  2. Stoneboy says:

    Is the job still accepting applicants? thanks

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