The fellowship is closely related to the main activities of the agricultural robotics group at NMBU. The group has developed the Thorvald I and II agricultural robots, which are highly versatile robots specifically designed for the agricultural domain. The robots operate both indoor in tunnels and greenhouses and in outdoor environments.
In order to exploit the great potential of robots in agriculture, these robots rely on accurate information on their own position and their surroundings. Precision operations such as harvesting and removal of weeds requires the accuracy of navigation information to be at the cm-level. Reliable estimates of navigation information with high accuracy is difficult with satellite-based systems alone, so one will have to rely on integrated solutions with information from many types of sensors such as e.g.: inertial sensors and laser scanners.
Fro further information and application, please see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/134481/postdoctoral-fellow-within-autonomous-navigation-for-robotics-in-agriculture-refno-17-00929