[robotics-worldwide] Open Ph.D./Post-Doc Position on mobile manipulation at University of Bremen

Jose de Gea Fernandez (Dr.-Ing.) jose.de_gea_fernandez at dfki.de
Tue Jan 8 09:11:45 PST 2013



The focus of the four-year research project BesMan is on mobile manipulation
using a novel mobile manipulator for space exploration which will be
developed in cooperation with DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial







Dynamic Manipulation Planning. The main task of the candidate is on the
design and implementation of novel dynamic, real-time, dual-arm manipulation
planning algorithms, therefore we expect a background in planning,
specifically for robotic manipulation. Expierence in manipulation with
mobile robotic systems would be a plus, as well as in robot collision


The position requires as well experience with Linux, real-time operating
systems, and C/C++ programming skills, as well as the ability to work in
small and medium-sized teams. Experience in OROCOS and/or ROS would be a
plus as well as knowledge about neuroscience principles for motion


The position is initially limited to a period of 2 years.


-About Robotics Research Group at University of Bremen-


At the University of Bremen more than 1,600 scholars and scientists are
working on cutting edge research in twelve different faculties, six
cross-faculty high-profile areas, and numerous smaller research profile
networks. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, featuring
several hundred students and staff, is nationally and internationally
renowned for high-quality research. Robotics has been an integral part of
the department's research agenda for many years. Since 2002, the eighteen
scientists and PhD students that form the University's Robotics Research
Group are dedicated to basic research in the area of robotics. Under the
scientific leadership of Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner, the Robotics Research
Group develops methods that enable robotic systems to be self-aware and
autonomous. Together with application-oriented research institutes like the
DFKI Robotics Innovation Center, these methods are the basis for innovative
robotic solutions in a number of application areas. The Robotics Research
Group is able to  contribute a thorough knowledge of the technological
foundations, developments, and technical constraints that are important for
the field of space robotics.




If you are interested please send a CV, two letters of recommendation, links
to relevant publications, and a short statement of interest to


Ms Margot Kaehlke-Corrah

mkaehlke at uni-bremen.de


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