[robotics-worldwide] Ph.D. & Masters positions in Autonomous Robotics at University of Chile

Martin Adams martin at ing.uchile.cl
Fri Oct 21 12:32:06 PDT 2011

Ph.D. and masters positions in Autonomous Robotics Research are available at
the University of Chile (Universidad de Chile), Santiago, Chile. Applicants
should have a good first degree in an Engineering Science, Physics or
related subject. 


Chile is the world's largest producer of copper, and is a major player in
the world's mining technologies. It is continuously striving to further
automate and improve the safety of its mining technologies through sensing
and autonomous robotic solutions. The Universidad de Chile is a major
collaborator with both national and international mining industrial
partners, and for this reason has developed the multi-disciplinary Advanced
Mining Technology Center (AMTC) as a major source of communications between
academia and industry. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to
interact with this interdisciplinary center, which provides extra equipment
and resources for application driven research.


Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:



Navigation and control of mobile robots


Fusion of radar and visual information for object recognition


Surface terrain reconstruction with radar


Robot systems integration of sensors and actuators


Simultaneous Localisation and Map Building (SLAM) in challenging


Multi-Robot SLAM




Ph.D. and Masters scholarships are available through the national and
international "Conicyt" program


http://www.conicyt.cl/573/channel.html (Spanish and English versions)


and extra financial support is available from various projects.


Applications, and research work in general, can be in English or Spanish.


Please contact Prof. Martin Adams (martin at ing.uchile.cl) for more details
(full address below).



Dr. Martin Adams

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Dept. Electrical Engineering

Av. Tupper 2007, 837-0451 Santiago, Chile


Phone: +56-2-978-4209

Fax:       +56-2-672-0162

Email:    <mailto:martin at ing.uchile.cl> martin at ing.uchile.cl

url:         <http://www.cec.uchile.cl/~martin/>



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