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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Real-Time Mapping and Path Planning


Grade 7: £34,308 - £42,155 per annum

Closing date

Dec 08, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Dynamic Robot Systems Group, part of the Oxford Robotics Institute and the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.  The post is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and is for 6 months in the first instance.


The researcher will develop real-time reconstruction and motion planning algorithms suitable representing 3D environments and building 3D modles. You will be responsible for the development and evaluation of algorithms and real-time software. The vision of our group is to achieve reliable multi-sensor navigation on computationally constrained platforms moving dynamically in challenging lighting conditions. Our focus is on developing 360 degree situational awareness and spatial perception.


You should have a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion) in robotics, computer vision, machine learning or closely related field. You have an excellent academic track record in topics relevant to robotics, visual navigation, visual inertial navigation (VINS), mapping (SLAM), path and motion planning or related areas. Ideally you should have experience working with real robots and have experience working in a team. Experience working with legged locomotion would be desirable but not expected.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Maurice Fallon (


 Further information can be found at:




Only applications received before midday on the 8th December 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 12th December 2022.

Contact name

Prof Maurice Fallon

Contact email