[robotics-worldwide] PhD student positions at Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Dirk Wollherr dw at tum.de
Tue Nov 3 04:42:44 PST 2009

The Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technische Universtät  
München, is seeking up to

4 Research Assistants/wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter
with opportunity for dissertation

within the EU STREP project IURO. The goal is to develop a robot  
capable of navigating to a designated area in the city of Munich.  
Since the robot does not dispose of GPS information or prior map  
knowledge, missing information is retrieved by asking passers-by for  
help. The IURO project is an international collaboration with 5  
partners from 5 different countries funded by the EU commission. For  
this project, we are employing ambitious young researchers with  
interest in the following areas:

1.     Environment perception
	·     3D SLAM
	·     Topologic structures
	·     Moving obstacle tracking
2.     Environment modeling and representation
	·     3D environment representation considering dynamics
	·     Global path planning
	·     Multimodal sensor fusion
3.     Information handling
	·     Information validation, plausibility verification
	·     Information fusion and abstraction
	·     Confidence assessment and action selection
4.     Multi-camera foveated vision and attention control
	·     Multi-camera vision and visual information fusion
	·     Information modeling
	·     Fusion of top-down/bottom-up information
	·     Human/environment recognition
5.     Nonverbal communication
	·     Control of non-verbal expression (face/gesture)
	·     Task-dependent modeling of non-verbal communication
	·     Recognition of human non-verbal signals

This challenging project requires a team of excellent researchers with  
strong disciplinary background (control, mechanical or electrical  
engineering, communication, information theory, computer science) and  
interest to work in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong  
capacity for teamwork is indispensable as well as excellent  
programming skills. Advanced programming skills and experience (C/C++,  
etc.) are an asset.

The positions are fully paid according to German rules (formerly BAT- 
IIa). Requirements are a successful degree (master/diploma) with  
excellent records. Please send your application including your  
complete CV, relevant certificates, and some of your publications by  
Email to office at lsr.ei.tum.de with the Keyword "PosIURO". TUM is  
especially encouraging minorities and women to apply, because of its  
strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research, and  

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio Martin Buss
Lehrstuhl für Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik
Technische Universität München
80290 München

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Wollherr
Senior researcher and lecturer
Director of the robotics group
Lehrstuhl für Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik/
   Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR)
Technische Universität München
D-80290 München, Germany
Tel.:  +49 89 289-23401, Fax: +49 89 289-28340
mailto:dw at tum.de
WWW:   http://lsr.ei.tum.de

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