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You will be embedded in the Robotics Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production engineering, Machine design and Automation (PMA). The group has pioneered robotics research in Europe since the mid-1970s and was among the first to develop active force feedback for assembly operations.
Already in 1980 it developed learning insertion algorithms based on stochastic automata. It has covered virtually all aspects of sensor-based robotics, from the high-level task specification down to low-level sensor-based control, and applied the research results in a variety of industrial applications. In the last decade the group shifted its attention towards service robots (behaviour-based mobile manipulation, shared control, learning control), medical robotics (natural interfaces, haptic bilateral control), industrial robot assistants, and active sensing. PMA has created several spin-off companies that are active in robotics-related activities, has initiated several free and open-source software projects in robotics (Orocos, KDL, iTaSC, eTaSL, …), and has participated in a large number of EU projects in robotics, mostly oriented towards control and software development, with a focus on model-driven engineering techniques. More information is available through the link below.
The selected candidate will be involved in the MULTIROB project, a four-year strategic research project. The project focuses on developing a rigorous framework for programming multi-robot systems such as mobile manipulators and bimanual robots, and spans three large work packages: 1) continuous motion planning for multi-robot systems, 2) discrete coordination, planning and scheduling of complex tasks, and 3) building a world (meta-)model and software stack that can serve the algorithms from WPs 1 and 2.
For this vacancy, the selected candidate will focus on WP3, and interact with colleagues working on WP1 and WP2.
A successful candidate has obtained a MSc degree in engineering related to Robotics or Computer Science, and has a background and interest to contribute to:
Software development will be part of your core research. The following elements will be considered in the evaluation:
In your motivation letter or extended CV description, please consider to mention your previous experiences and skills which may help to make relevant contributions to the project.
The selected candidate is furthermore expected to:
Hands-on experience with robot platforms and sensor systems (vision, force, …) are a plus.
The successful candidate will receive:
A start date in the course of 2019 (preferably before September 2019) is to be agreed upon.