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3 PhD Students in Robotics, Artificial intelligence -Luleå University, Sweden – Dec 2021

Luleå University of Technology (LUT), Sweden

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The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) subject at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is now looking for two PhD students contributing to our growing activities.

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General Info

Position: PhD Student
No. of Positions: 3
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI)
Department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology (LUT)
Luleå, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To be qualified for the position, you must have a MSc degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science or related subject. Perfect scientific skills with excellence in real life experimentation, as well as very good communication skills are considered as a strong plus. You will represent the group in different occasions, both in Sweden and world-wide, hence very good knowledge in English is a must.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As a PhD you will perform research with substantial theoretical and experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed major international journals and at major conferences. The position will include supervision of MSc and to assist in grant applications from research funding agencies/councils, the EU framework program or the industry. The position might also involve teaching assistance, seminars and presentations.

You will be working in the field of aerial robotics and their activities will be linked with National, European and wordwide R&D Projects.

The research topic is in the area of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, the position will involve dense research activities in the area of designing, experimenting and theoretical control development in the following research areas:

Research Topic #1 AI based Robotics

  • Reinforcement learning for collaborative aerial team deployment
  • Frugal AI for mission planner for team of hybrid robots
  • Deep learning for localization
  • ML based Multi sensor fusion framework
  • Transfer learning for team of hybrid robots
  • Reconfigurable network configuration with team of aerial robots

Research Topic #2 Multi-modality unified ground and aerial robotics

  • Collaborative vision for robotics
  • Collaborative Mapping and Exploration
  • Simultaneous localization, path planning and exploration
  • Collaborative frontier exploration
  • Ground-aerial robotic unification

Research Topic #3 Soft and Smart Materials Robotics

  • Smart materials and Soft Robotics utilization and control for enhancing robotic resiliency
  • Smart materials and Soft robotic based futuristic robotic designs
  • Online Robotic reconfiguration
  • Adaptable and deformable robotic designs

For further information about a specific subject see general curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 4133-2021
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV with a full description of all the scientific merits of the candidate, motivation letter, list of 2 persons that could provide recommendation for the candidate and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. The diplomas must be written in Swedish or English. Your application must be written in English. Mark your application with the reference number below.

About the Project/Department

Robotics and artificial intelligence aim to develop novel robotic systems that are characterised by advanced autonomy for improving the ability of robots to interact with the surrounding environment and humans during the execution of specific tasks.

The RAI team is conducting fundamental research in all the aspects of robotics with a specific focus on aerial, space and bioinspired robotics. The vision of RAI is aiming in closing the gap from theory to real life, while the team has a strong expertise in field robotics. Specific application areas of focus are robotics for mines, aerial inspection of aging infrastructure, multi-robotic search and rescue, multi sensorial fusion and multirobot coordination, including multirobot perception, decentralization and mission execution. The RAI team has a strong European participation in multiple R&D&I projects, while RAI is also participating in the DARPA SUB-T challenge with the CoSTAR Team lead by NASA/JPL.

About the Employer: Luleå University of Technology (LUT)

Note or Other details

Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Chaired Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 49 1298,

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