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Position: PhD in autonomous navigation and coordinated trajectory planning for heterogeneous multi-robot systems
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: The successful candidate will join a young, strong and motivated SpaceR research group focused on increasing the autonomy of aerial, planetary and orbital robotics for on-earth applications, space exploration, on-orbit servicing and manufacturing and space resource utilization. This innovative research group is led by Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez. The candidate will carry out research to pursue a PhD in the following topic: Autonomous navigation and coordinated trajectory planning for heterogeneous multi-robot systems; The main focus of this thesis is to develop perception algorithms and control approches for autonomous navigation and coordinated cooperation of mobile robotics (aerial and ground robots) in real experiments The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks: Carrying out research in the predefined areas; Carriyng out Lab activities and maintenance and collaboration with other team members; Disseminating results through scientific publications; Supervise Master students; Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
Requirements: Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in some of the following topics: Multi-robots cooperation and/or coordination; Path and/or trajectory planning; Perception for robotics; Sensor-fusion; State estimation; SLAM; Data filtering; General robotics mechanics, kinematics and dynamics; Hands-on experience; Experience with heterogeneous robotic platforms; Advance programming skills in C++ and ROS. Python will be an asset; be familiar with the principles of; Linear algebra, coordinate frame transformations; Optimization; Machine learning for robotics will be an asset; and be familiar with the applications of; Object detection and tracking; Mission planning; Obstacle avoidance; Multi-robot collaboration and/or coordination; Qualification: The candidate should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine. Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable
   
Text: UOL03822 31-Dec-2099 About the SnT SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD holders in the general areas of Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science. SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the EU H2020 and the European Space Agency. The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu , https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/automation_robotics_research_group and https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/spacer This PhD thesis will count with the supervision of Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez (SpaceR) and co-supervision of Prof. Holger Voos (Automation & Robotics) We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place! Your Role The successful candidate will join a young, strong and motivated SpaceR research group focused on increasing the autonomy of aerial, planetary and orbital robotics for on-earth applications, space exploration, on-orbit servicing and manufacturing and space resource utilization. This innovative research group is led by Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez. The candidate will carry out research to pursue a PhD in the following topic: Autonomous navigation and coordinated trajectory planning for heterogeneous multi-robot systems The main focus of this thesis is to develop perception algorithms and control approches for autonomous navigation and coordinated cooperation of mobile robotics (aerial and ground robots) in real experiments The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks: Carrying out research in the predefined areas Carriyng out Lab activities and maintenance and collaboration with other team members Disseminating results through scientific publications Supervise Master students Assisting in organization of relevant workshops Your Profile Experience : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in some of the following topics: Multi-robots cooperation and/or coordination Path and/or trajectory planning Perception for robotics Sensor-fusion State estimation SLAM Data filtering General robotics mechanics, kinematics and dynamics Hands-on experience Experience with heterogeneous robotic platforms Advance programming skills in C++ and ROS. Python will be an asset be familiar with the principles of Linear algebra, coordinate frame transformations Optimization Machine learning for robotics will be an asset and be familiar with the applications of Object detection and tracking Mission planning Obstacle avoidance Multi-robot collaboration and/or coordination Qualification: The candidate should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine. Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable. Here’s what awaits you at SnT A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners Multiple funding sources for your ideas . The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources Competitive salary package . The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating Be part of a multicultural family . At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more But wait, there’s more! Complete picture of the perks we offer Discover our Partnership Programme Download the brochure: Why choose SnT for your PhD? Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities. In Short Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 3 Year (up to 48 months if required) Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Location: Kirchberg Employee and student status Foreseen starting date: March / April 2021 Job Reference: UOL03822 Further Information Applications should be submitted online and include: Full CV, including list of publications and name (and email address, etc) of three referees Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words). All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. About the University of Luxembourg The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character . It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society. Further information For further information, please contact us at holger.voos@uni.lu , miguel.olivaresmendez@uni.lu
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