[robotics-worldwide] PhD Position at the AASS Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab, Örebro, Sweden
marcello.cirillo at aass.oru.se
Wed Jan 11 10:00:06 PST 2012
[Apologies for cross-postings]
One fully funded Ph.D. student position (3 years) in Mobile Robotics
Olfaction is immediately available at the AASS Mobile Robotics and
Olfaction Lab, University of Örebro, Sweden.
= Ph.D. Position =
"Path Planning Strategies for Gas Sensitive Mobile Robots"
The Ph.D. project is dedicated to research in the area of mobile robot
olfaction, an area in which the AASS MR&O lab at Örebro University is
one of the leading research groups world-wide. Mobile robot olfaction is
concerned with different aspects of airborne chemical sensing with
mobile robots in unconstrained environments and also relates to networks
of stationary gas sensors. The enrolled PhD student will focus his/her
research activity on designing path planning strategies to address
mobile robotics olfaction tasks (e.g., gas source localization, and gas
distribution mapping). Targeted milestones of this Ph.D. project are:
(1) The development of a robotic simulation module that will enable not
only the simulation of the robot behaviour, but also of the dispersion
of gases in natural environments; (2) the design of path planning
algorithms to drive the robot to optimal positions for the collection of
relevant gas distribution data; (3) validation of the proposed
algorithms both in simulation and on the field, with a mobile robot.
= Prerequisites =
In addition to a strong interest in the topic, a solid theoretical
background and excellent programming skills, applicants should also have
the equivalent of a Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Physics,
Applied Mathematics, Robotics, Computer Science, etc). Experience in
Robotics, AI Planning and/or Classical Mechanics is a plus. Proficiency
in written/spoken English is mandatory.
= Application =
To apply for the position, please send a motivation letter along with an
updated CV (including at least two academic references) by e mail to
Assoc. Prof. Achim J. Lilienthal (achim.lilienthal at oru.se). Applications
can be sent immediately and will be considered until the position is fixed.
= Environment =
The Ph.D. student will join the AASS Mobile Robot and Olfaction lab (see
http://aass.oru.se/Research/mro/), one of the two research groups at the
AASS (Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems) research unit
(http://www.oru.se/aass). The research and human environment at AASS is
young and enthusiastic, and Ph.D. students come from different countries
and have different scientific and cultural backgrounds (currently there
are 26 Ph.D. students from 13 different countries). AASS often hosts
international researchers, and is involved in
several international projects, thus providing Ph.D. students with
opportunities to travel and cooperate with people in other countries.
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Achim J. Lilienthal (achim.lilienthal at oru.se)
Closing date: Applications can be sent immediately and will be
considered until the position is filled.
Detailed information can be found at
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