Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Marine Robotics

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is one of Australia’s leading robotics research groups and undertakes fundamental and applied research in the area of field robotics. Our marine systems group is focused on the development of novel imaging payloads, sensors and vehicle systems for marine survey, visualisation, clustering and classification of extensive marine-based image archives, characterisation of change in multi-year surveys and adaptive mission planning for multi-vehicle systems. We lead Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) AUV facility and undertake marine surveys at sites around Australia and overseas. We are also a core member of the Defence Cooperative Research Centre (DCRC) in Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS), led by Thales Australia.

In the ACFR, we have funding available to support a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow to undertake fundamental and applied research related to the development, design and deployment of novel AUV systems. The project will explore vehicle design, navigation, perception and control systems that will allow vehicles to undertake complex manipulation tasks. Applications include infrastructure inspection and maintenance but also extend to environmental monitoring, marine archaeology, deep-sea geology and asset inspection.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow who has:

  • a PhD in a relevant field
  • extensive knowledge of autonomous marine systems
  • practical knowledge of AUV systems, including vehicle design, perception, communications, navigation, planning and control with a focus on underwater intervention tasks
  • field experience deploying underwater or other advanced robotic systems are desirable

Closing date

11:59 pm 31 March 2022

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