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PhD Position in Inspection Robotics, ref nr 1790-2018Lulea

Ref 1790-2018

The Control Engineering Group at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is now looking for one PhD student contributing to our growing activities in the area of inspection robotics.

The candidate will be part of a strong research team with expertise in inspection robotics and will have the pleasure to work in multiple European and National research projects in Robotics, while contributing to the vision and goals of the group. Among the currently active projects, the candidate will have the ability to work under Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies (FET-OPEN) “CompInnova” – http://compinnova.eu/.

Subject description
Control Engineering comprises the analysis, design, optimization and implementation of autonomous control systems.

Research topics
Characteristic research topics will focus on, but not be limited to, the following areas:

  • Wall-climbing robotics
  • Mobile robots for inspection and repair purposes
  • Safe and robust navigation for ground r1obots in featureless or reduced feature environments (e.g. aircraft fuselages)
  • Path planning and feasible trajectory identification in uneven and unknown terrains
  • Model-based control (robust, optimal etc.) for mobile robots
  • Robot simulation for collision avoidance
  • Data fusion-based robot localization
  • Negative pressure actuation technologies
  • Robot assembly and experimental evaluation
  • Field Robotics demonstration of the corresponding research topics outcomes

Qualifications
To be qualified for the position, the applicant must have a MSc degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related subject. The research tasks require a solid mathematical background with proven advanced experimental capabilities and excellent programming skills (e.g. LabVIEW, MATLAB, C++, ROS etc.), knowledge of basic control algorithms (e.g. PID, MPC) and proven experimental capabilities. The candidate should have a strong vision to evaluate and demonstrate the research findings in real life operating conditions, in an approach to close the gap between pure theory and experimental verifications.

Tasks
The candidate will perform research with substantial experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major impact international conferences. The position will include supervision of MSc students, teaching and support in acquiring funds for future research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry. The candidate will need to represent the group in different contexts, both in Sweden and abroad, and hence have excellent skills in English.

Information
For further information please contact Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298, geonik@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-Daina Dagis Daina.Dagis@ltu.se , +46 (0)920-493880, OFR- Lars Frisk, Lars.Frisk@ltu.se +46 (0)920-491792

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University’s core values are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include:

  • CV
  • Reference list (2-3 contacts)
  • Personal letter highlighting past accomplishments and future research plans
  • Copies of verified diplomas from universities.

Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Final day to apply: 2018-08-15

Reference number: 1790-2018

Read the job descripiton at the university homepage

Post expires on Wednesday August 15th, 2018