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Robotics, PhD scholarship in DTU, Denmark – Digitalizing Engineering Education

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for 3-years PhD position in the area of Digitalizing Engineering Education using Situation-aware Robotics in the Automation and Control Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering – DTU, Denmark, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: PhD Scholarship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Automation and Control Group
DTU Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Qualification Details

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in Robotics or Electrical Engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The outbreak of Covid-19 has highlighted the possibility and potential of digitalization in providing education. Remote teaching can supplement and augment the classical education paradigm. Students can join most classes wherever they are, while experts can contribute to the classes without geographical limitations. Thus, the number of students capable of having the class would not be limited by the capacity of the classroom and social distance. However, when it comes to laboratory lessons, which, in most conditions, require students to do hands-on work on equipment, remote education seems helpless. The absence of students in laboratory lessons results in the incompleteness of the teaching process. Therefore, enabling digitalized labs that allow students to operate devices remotely without the assistance of tutors becomes a pressing problem. The project aims to explore different methods for improving robustness using situational awareness by implementing them on robotic systems used in real-life cases. The proposed methods are expected to have broader usability and could also be used in research and production labs.You will develop and implement the methods, to be explored, at DTU's state-of-the-art testing facilities. After the deployment, the performance is evaluated, and the most promising ones can then be refined and reused on other systems. You will focus on exploring and developing strategies that improve the system's reliability and stability also considering safety.At the end of the project, it is expected that a demonstrator of the methods investigated on a robot could fulfill the task mentioned in previous paragraphs and ensure robustness. Under this condition, the limitation for remote education would be reduced, and laboratory digitalization could be improved.   At DTU, you will be part of the Automation and Control Group. You will find yourself among multiple PhD students and senior researchers working on various aspects of autonomous robotics and systems. Your PhD project will result in scientific publications and experimental validation of your results. You will present at international conferences as part of your research training, and you will also sharpen your didactics skills through experience as a teaching assistant. In addition, you will be a part of the DTU Digital Taskforce and do dissemination in collaboration with other PhD-students there.

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Documents Required

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Note or Other details

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ole Ravn.

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 If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Ravn, tel.: +45 4525 3560,

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