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Simulating Robotics in the Maritime Environment


Naval Postgraduate School, Engineering, Applied Sciences and Computer Science

RO# Location
62.10.03.C0270 Monterey, CA 939435138


name email phone
Brian Steven Bingham 831.200.6360


Our research focuses on developing and fielding robotic autonomous systems for the maritime environment. The research activities encompass dynamics, navigation, control and estimation as applied to ocean platforms, both below and at the water surface. Our current work is on simulated environments to support the development of multi-domain robotic applications. We are collaborating on a number of open-source software projects with the goal to provide high-quality simulated environments of suitable fidelity to enable rapid prototyping and testing of next generation maritime robotic solutions. We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in both the fundamental aspects of ocean platform and environmental characteristics (e.g., naval architecture, seakeeping, hydrodynamics, underwater optics, etc.) and software development to enable candidates to make substantial contributions to this rapidly evolving new capability.

robotics; unmanned systems; navigation; autonomy; control; simulation


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$67,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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