[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. student position in Robotics and Evolutionary Algorithms (IT University of Copenhagen, Kasper Stoy/Sebastian Risi)

Kasper Støy ksty at itu.dk
Tue Dec 16 04:23:19 PST 2014

PhD position in Robotics and Evolutionary Algorithms

A funded Ph.D. student position is available in the Flora-Robotica E.U. project due to start the 1st of April 2015. The overall aim of the project is to explore the potential of integrating plants and robots. E.g. can a robot exploit the phototaxis of a plant to deploy its solar panels effectively, can a robot support the plant to facilitate growth towards certain goals, can flora-robotica hybrids facilitate a strong interaction with a human user to create aesthetic as well as useful architecture.

The successful candidate will complement an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in bio-inspired robotics, plant physiology, architecture, multi-robot coordination, modular robotics, embodied A.I., mechatronics, and evolutionary algorithms. The successful candidate will support the project by developing middleware for integrating the sensors and actuators of the system for a Linux capable platform (e.g BeagleBone Black). From this technical starting point the candidate is expected to explore fundamental scientific question related to creating an internet-connected social garden of flora-roboticas.

The successful candidate is expected to hold an education in computer science or similar and the preferred candidate has experience with:

    Interfacing to mechatronics using Linux
    Control of modular robots, multi-robot coordination, behavior-based control
    Evolutionary algorithms, neural nets, neuroevolution
    Embodied artificial intelligence

The successful candidate will join ”Robotics, Evolution, and Art Lab (REAL)” which is a newly created research group at the IT University of Copenhagen (see https://real.itu.dk)

- See more at: https://delta.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=119&departmentId=3439&ProjectId=180656&uiculture=en&MediaId=1282
- Or contact me directly if you have questions.

Kind regards,

Kasper Stoy

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