[robotics-worldwide] Open position in Robotics at University of Zaragoza, Spain
montano at unizar.es
Tue May 15 02:40:01 PDT 2012
Open position in Robotics for PhD Student.
*Planning and navigation techniques for multi-robot teams in
navigability maps *
Robotics, Perception and Real-Time Lab at the I3A, Universidad de
Zaragoza (Spain) is looking for PhD student candidates with excellent
academic qualifications interested in pursuing a PhD in the context of
projects focused on multi-robot navigation and perception techniques in
large and dynamic environments. The research will be achieved within the
Lab whose main research topics are robot motion planning and navigation,
multi-robot systems, task planning and allocation, SLAM, computer
vision, perception systems, and learning.
How to apply
If interested, please send:
2- Motivation letter (career plan, motivation for PhD, statement of
3- Copy of original study certificates with list of subjects, grades,
and scale (indicate min, max, and pass threshold for your class) for
Master degree, Robotics, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar.
4- Copy of international publications, if available (max 3).
5- Two references, including the email and phone contact details
*Deadline for application : June 11th, 2012
Send to: montano.phd.position.12 at gmail.com *
Academic: Excellent academic grades.
- Computer Science, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics,
Mechanical Engineering, Maths or Physics.
- Master degree in the related areas will be valuable but not
Background: Knowledge in robotics, motion planning, sensors.
- Previous experience in robot navigation, perception systems,
multi-robot systems, sensor fusion, vision is valuable
- Programming skills in Matlab, C++ and ROS platform is valuable.
Nationality requirements: European Citizen or European residence
Contract Type: Phd. Student Grant.
Position: Phd. Student
Start Date: September 1, 2012
Duration in months: 48
Salary: As determined by regulations of the Spanish PhD Student Grants
(around 1200 euros/month)
Place of Work: Universidad de Zaragoza, Aragon Institute of Engineering
*Research Topic: Planning and navigation techniques for multi-robot
teams in navigability maps.*
The research will address the problem of cooperative motion planning
and navigation for multi-robot teams in navigability maps. The
classical approaches of navigation planning in occupancy maps and
uncertain maps only represent the occupancy and the geometric
uncertainty in the environment. This research will extend to multi-robot
motion planning in maps where, in addition to the occupancy of the
static and dynamic obstacles and their uncertainty, other information
will be modeled, such as maps of communications in the areas of signal
coverage to maintain a given quality (QoS), and / or information about
the likely of finding relevant objects or places in the scene.
This information will guide the planning of the trajectories for
multi-robot systems within areas where it is likely to find the objects
or places searched, or to have a good communication and DGPS coverage. A
model to represent that coherent and consistent heterogeneous
information will be established. It will be oriented to motion planning
with minimal risk or maximum success probability. Probabilistic
techniques will be used to represent information and to make coordinated
navigation decisions consistent with the sensorial information.
LUIS MONTANO GELLA
Robotics, Perception, and Real-Time Group
Departamento de Informatica e Ingenieria de Sistemas
Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón
Universidad de Zaragoza
Edificio Ada Byron, María de Luna, 1
E-50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel: (+34) 976 76 19 54
Fax: (+34) 976 76 19 14
E-mail: montano at unizar.es
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