[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD opening in France at LIRMM and Peugeot Citroen

Andrea Cherubini andrea.cherubini at lirmm.fr
Wed Apr 23 10:24:25 PDT 2014

Location: LIRMM Laboratory in Montpellier, and PSA Peugeot Citroen, in Paris.
PhD supervisors: Andrea Cherubini (University of Montpellier 2 Ass. Professor), Philippe Fraisse (University of Montpellier 2 Full Professor), Nahid Armand (Peugeot Citroen Research Group NOVA Leader)

In the context of the Languedoc Roussillon Regional project Cobot at LR, we have an opening for a fully funded PhD position. The PhD will be based in part at LIRMM in Montpellier, and in part at Peugeot Citroen, in Paris.

The subject of the PhD will be "Multimodal control of a cooperative industrial robot".


- MSc or equivalent in Robotics, Control Systems, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field
- Excellent academic track record
- Excellent programming skills (C, C++, Linux)
- Excellent analytical skills & Critical thinking
- Very good English skills, written and spoken
- Above average Team & Communication skills
- Self-motivation!

The candidate should have good knowledge of control and signal processing. Knowledge to use will be adapted based on the evolution of the thesis, but a good starting point would be: state representation and state feedback control, sensor-based control (e.g., visual and force control), observers and estimators synthesis, noise filtering, optimal filtering (Kalman, etc.). Of course, some of these skills may be acquired during the thesis through training. 

Not required but beneficial:
- Knowledge of the industrial world
- Previous research experience and publications
- Rankings in engineering/science competitions
- Hands-on experience with robotic platforms, robotic frameworks (in particular ROS), and sensors (in particular, monocular vision, and force/haptic sensors)
- Experience with image processing


Interested candidates should submit the following by email in a single PDF file to andrea.cherubini at lirmm.fr
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A letter of motivation (including summary of research background and interests)
Optionally: A summary (maximum 3 pages!) of published scientific papers, undergraduate project reports, semester papers or anything else showing ability for scientific work and writing.

Andrea Cherubini
Associate Professor
LIRMM / Université de Montpellier 2

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