[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc and PhD Positions at University of Bonn, Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group

Sven Behnke behnke at cs.uni-bonn.de
Mon Dec 29 09:01:57 PST 2014

The Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group of University of Bonn invites
applications for several Postdoctoral and fully funded PhD positions.

Candidates should have a background in one of the following research areas:
* Autonomous micro aerial vehicles,
* Service robots,
* Humanoid robots,
* Search and rescue robots,
* Simultaneous localization and mapping,
* Environment perception,
* Manipulation and locomotion planning, or
* Machine learning for robotics.

Candidates for Postdoctoral positions must hold a PhD in robotics or a 
field, such as computer science or electrical engineering. Top-level
publications and good organizational skills are important. Successful
candidates will have the opportunity conduct independent research and at 
same time contribute to the ongoing projects listed below, guiding PhD 
and master students. Payment will be according to TV-L-E14 54,500-65,000 
per annum, depending on experience.

Candidates for PhD positions must hold a university Master's degree in 
science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a related field. A strong
mathematical background and programming skills are important. Successful
candidates will conduct focused research towards a PhD in Computer Science
and contribute to one of the ongoing projects listed below, guiding master
and bachelor students. Payment will be according to TV-L-E13 46,000-50,500
Euros per annum, depending on experience.

Applications in PDF format should be sent by email to behnke at ais.uni-bonn.de
with the subject line "Postdoc Application" or "PhD Application".
Please indicate in your cover letter your main achievements, the 
research area
or project where you want to contribute, and your availability date.
A list of publications and transcripts must be included.
There is no application deadline. Positions will be filled as soon as 

Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group:
The University of Bonn has a long tradition in robotics research and 
outstanding groups in robotics. The Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group,
headed by Sven Behnke, has developed award-winning cognitive robot systems,
including domestic service robots, autonomous micro aerial vehicles, 
soccer robots, robots for mobile manipulation in rough terrain, and 
robots for
intuitive human-robot interaction. Contributions include efficient 
methods for
RGB-D and laser-based SLAM, semantic environment perception, robot 
object manipulation and tool use, bipedal walking, multimodal human-robot
interaction, and learning from demonstrations and own experience.
Further information: http://www.ais.uni-bonn.de/research.html

Ongoing projects in the Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group:
* H2020: CENTAURO - Robust Mobility and Dexterous Manipulation in Disaster
   Response by Fullbody Telepresence in a Centaur-like Robot (Coordinator)

* FP7: STAMINA - Sustainable and Reliable Robotics for Part Handling in
   Manufacturing Automation

* DFG Research Unit "Mapping on Demand":
   - Local Perception for the Autonomous Navigation of Multicopters
   - Autonomous Navigation for Object Capture with Multicopters

* DFG Priority Programme "Autonomous Learning":
   - Autonomous Learning of Bipedal Walking Stabilization
   - ALROMA: Autonomous Active Object Learning Through Robot Manipulation

* BMWi: InventAIRy - Identification with Autonomous Flying Robots:
   Autonomous Flight Control

* DFG: Development of an Open Humanoid Soccer Robot

* German Aerospace Center (DLR): Cooperative Exploration and Mobile
   Manipulation in Rough Terrain (DLR SpaceBot Cup)

University of Bonn has an international Master in Computer Science
Programme where you can specialize in Robotics. All lectures are in English.
Excellent students can be supported by research or teaching assistant jobs.
Further information: http://master.cs.uni-bonn.de

More information on the Federal City of Bonn: 

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