[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Student in the Area of Outdoor Robotics

Christopher Armbrust armbrust at informatik.uni-kl.de
Mon Feb 24 06:30:36 PST 2014


The Robotics Research Lab (http://rrlab.cs.uni-kl.de/) of the Department
of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern is looking for a

PhD Student in the area of Outdoor Robotics

at the earliest opportunity. Our group does research in the field of
outdoor environment perception and autonomous outdoor navigation. This
includes sensor processing, obstacle classification,
collision avoidance, terrain mapping, and path planning.

The applicant shall work in the EU FP7 project ICARUS (see
http://www.fp7-icarus.eu/) that will run for another two years. In case
of good progress, an extension of the funding after the end of
the project will be possible. In the context of ICARUS, control systems
for a large and a small off-road vehicle capable of navigating
semi-autonomously or fully autonomously in disaster areas (e.g. areas
hit by an earthquake) shall be developed. The research focus of the PhD
student shall be environment analysis using sensors like stereo cameras
or laser range finders.

Besides excellent communication and team skills, the applicants should
possess advanced experience with C++ and the desire to pursue a doctoral
degree while doing research in the area of outdoor robotics. A Diploma
or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related degree programme is
also required. We offer excellent working conditions with interesting
research topics in an interdisciplinary team. Severely disabled
applicants with essentially identical technical and personal suitability
will be preferentially selected. The Department of Computer Science at
the University of Kaiserslautern aims at promoting the role of women and
therefore expressly invites women to apply.

Please send your meaningful application documents (CV, grade transcript,
etc.) to:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns (berns at informatik.uni-kl.de)

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Robotics Research Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of Kaiserslautern
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