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Post-doc: Localization based on sparse landmarks (Versailles, France)

The Autonomous Vehicle team of Institut VEDECOM is looking for a post-doctorate student to work on a localization system based on traditional infrastructure elements (signs, crossroads, etc.) that are usually found in classical Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

He/she will have the following missions:

  1. Review the current state of the art regarding localization techniques based on geographic information.
  2. Propose a drift model for localization algorithms, especially those of VEDECOM.
  3. Integrate and evaluate the impact of different landmarks (2D, 3D, edges, etc.) on the localization drift.
  4. Develop a method to evaluate the feasibility of a planned path regarding the available landmarks and the associated detectors.
  5. Communicate the results in scientific publications.

This post-doctorate will be carried out between Institut VEDECOM and one of its partner.


  • PhD in mobile robotics/engineer sciences or MSc with experience in the field.
  • Familiar with perception/localization approaches in mobile robotics/autonomous vehicle.
  • C/C++ programming

Complementary information:

  • Contract duration: 18 months
  • Location: Versailles, France

Contact: Guillaume Bresson (
More details in French here:

The Institut VEDECOM is a research and formation institute dedicated to green individual mobility that brings together academic partners (universities, engineering schools, research teams, etc.) and private companies (car manufacturers, automotive suppliers, etc.).