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Position: Research Associate (Postdoc) in Perception and Control for 5G connected Autonomous UAVs
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Your Role: The successful candidate will contribute to a multidisciplinary national project related to the integration of UAVs in 5G communication networks, also in collaboration with industrial partners. In addition, the candidate will also be involved in other research projects related to the navigation and control of autonomous mobile robots with a strong focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In general, the candidate is expected to perform the following tasks: Conducting research on autonomous navigation and control for UAVs in 5G urban environments focusing on the following topics: autonomous navigation of 5G connected UAVs; Robust situation awareness and sensor fusion; Object detection and tracking, obstacle avoidance; Real-time optimization for trajectory planning and tracking; Applications of 5G for UAVs, e.g. dynamic geofencing and reliable BVLOS control; Carry out research in the areas of perception and control in mobile robotics (incl. machine learning and AI); Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables; Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences; Preparing new research proposals to support the acquisition of industrial, national and European projects; Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students
Requirements: A PhD degree in Control or Robotics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Aerospace or Space Engineering or a closely related field; At least 2 published journal papers in top 10% international journals of the field, and/or a strong experimentation background and experience of working in industries or university laboratories; Sound publication track-record on one or some of the aforementioned research areas; Strong development skills in C++, python and ROS, MATLAB/Simulink; Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; Experience in management of research projects is a plus
   
Text: UOL03496 31-Dec-2099 Company Text The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD holders in the general area of perception and control engineering for autonomous UAVs within its Automation & Robotics Research Group (ARG). SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu The SnT Automation & Robotics Research Group is a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Holger Voos. The group focuses on perception and control for autonomous vehicles and robots, including unmanned aerial vehicles, service robots in Industrie 4.0, automated and autonomous cars or satellites and spacecraft. Herein, solutions are investigated that combine optimization-based approaches with methods from artificial intelligence or machine learning, please see also: http://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/automation_robotics_research_group Research Associate (Postdoc) in Perception and Control for 5G connected Autonomous UAVs Fixed-term contract 2 years, full-time 40 hrs/week Number of positions: 1 Start Day: as soon as possible Ref: RCREQ0004451 Your Role Your Role: The successful candidate will contribute to a multidisciplinary national project related to the integration of UAVs in 5G communication networks, also in collaboration with industrial partners. In addition, the candidate will also be involved in other research projects related to the navigation and control of autonomous mobile robots with a strong focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In general, the candidate is expected to perform the following tasks: Conducting research on autonomous navigation and control for UAVs in 5G urban environments focusing on the following topics: autonomous navigation of 5G connected UAVs Robust situation awareness and sensor fusion Object detection and tracking, obstacle avoidance Real-time optimization for trajectory planning and tracking Applications of 5G for UAVs, e.g. dynamic geofencing and reliable BVLOS control Carry out research in the areas of perception and control in mobile robotics (incl. machine learning and AI) Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences Preparing new research proposals to support the acquisition of industrial, national and European projects Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students For further information, please contact Prof. Holger Voos ( holger.voos@uni.lu ). Your Profile A PhD degree in Control or Robotics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Aerospace or Space Engineering or a closely related field At least 2 published journal papers in top 10% international journals of the field, and/or a strong experimentation background and experience of working in industries or university laboratories Sound publication track-record on one or some of the aforementioned research areas Strong development skills in C++, python and ROS, MATLAB/Simulink Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Experience in management of research projects is a plus We offer The University offers a two-year employment contract which may be extended up to five years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research Centre. Since the main research project will be in close collaboration with industry, you will also gain insight into the mobile robotics and UAV industry. Further Information Applications should include: Full Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications) Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation A research statement (max 1 page) Contact information for 3 referees All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Early submission is encouraged, applications will be processed upon arrival.
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