[robotics-worldwide] Open Ph.D. position on mobile manipulation at TU Berlin

Brock, Oliver oliver.brock at tu-berlin.de
Wed Mar 21 15:00:58 PDT 2012

Open Ph.D. position on mobile manipulation at TU Berlin

The job duties and responsibilities include teaching in the field of computer science and robotics research with a focus on "mobile manipulation" and "cognitive systems".

Desired Skills
The successful applicant has completed a Master's degree in computer science or a closely related discipline. He or she should possess excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas: manipulation, grasping, computer vision, machine learning, motion planning. Experience with programming manipulators is desirable and knowledge of object-oriented programming is required. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

About the Robotics and Biology Laboratory
The Robotics and Biology Laboratory is an international leader in the field of autonomous mobile manipulation. The lab is generously funded through the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt professorship by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. It has large, newly renovated laboratory and office space on the campus of the TU Berlin in the middle of Berlin. The lab home to top-notch, state-of-the-art mobile manipulators and robots; it is equipped with all the toys and bells and whistles that a roboticist might desire. The lab maintains close research ties to top universities in Germany, Europe, and the USA. The Robotics and Biology Laboratory provides an ideal environment for launching a successful career in academia or industry.  See also http://www.robotics.tu-berlin.de

About Berlin
Berlin is a thriving center for science, culture, politics, and media right in the middle of Europe. Berlin is the most populous city in Germany, but through its many parks, forests, and lakes within the city limits, it provides a quality of life that is quite unique among large cities in the world. At the same time, the cost of living is very low. Berlin is home to four high-quality universities and many academic, governmental, and industrial research organizations.  Wikipedia about Berlin: "The metropolis is home to world-renowned universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras, museums and personalities. Berlin's urban landscape and historical legacy has made it a popular setting for international film productions. The city is recognized for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a high quality of living. Berlin has evolved into a global focal point for young individuals and artists attracted by a liberal lifestyle and modern zeitgeist."

How to Apply
Please email your application, including cover letter, CV, scanned transcripts, diplomas, publications, theses, other supporting material, and the contact information of at least two references as a single PDF file with "WM-301" in the subject line to robotics at robotics.tu-berlin.de by April 1, 2012.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Mrs. Angela Dirlick
Tel. +49 30 314-73 110      
Fax  +49 30 314-21 116
robotics at robotics.tu-berlin.de
Robotics: Mobile Manipulation (PhD student)

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