[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc and PhD positions on Modeling and Optimization of Motions in MOBOT project

Katja Mombaur katja.mombaur at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Mar 11 07:59:54 PDT 2013

The Optimization in Robotics & Biomechanics group at the 
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the 
University of Heidelberg, Germany (www.orb.uni-hd.de) is looking for a 
PostDoc and a PhD candidate within the European FP7-ICT project MOBOT. 
The MOBOT project aims at supporting mobility and thus enforcing fitness 
and vitality by developing intelligent active mobility assistance robots 
for indoor environments that provide user-centred, context-adaptive and 
natural support.

Our part in the project is the development and application of models and 
optimal control methods to analyze human motions and to improve design 
and control of the mobility assistance robots.


·excellent diploma or masters degree in engineering, mathematics, 
physics, computer science, or biomechanics

·for PostDoc position, additionally a PhD thesis in a topic related to 
the project

·knowledge about numerical mathematics, in particular in optimization 
and optimal control, mechanical modeling /multibody dynamics, and 
programming skills

·motivation to work in an interdisciplinary project

The successful candidates will be employed as research assistants at 
level E 13 TV-L with a grade depending on individual experience and 

Please send your application, including a statement of motivation, 
curriculum vitae, copies of university certificates, list of attended 
classes and grades, and names and addresses of two references to:

Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur
IWR , University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 
Heidelberg , Germany
kmombaur at uni-hd.de

Small or medium-scale focused research projects (STREPs)

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