[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] phd openings in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at University of Genova, Italy

Enrico Simetti enrico.simetti at unige.it
Mon Jun 1 04:50:41 PDT 2015


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PhD openings in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering
University of Genova, Italy
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Dear all,
In the context of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems curriculum of the 
PhD Program in Bioengineering and Robotics 
(http://phd.dibris.unige.it/biorob/), I would like to advertise the 
following themes:
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*Theme 1: Advanced Autonomy and Cooperation for Unmanned Marine Systems*
Goals:
- Obstacle avoidance techniques for high speed vehicles (multiple 
obstacles, COLREGS implementation)
- Cooperative control of unmanned surface vehicles (patrolling and 
surveillance activities)
- Cooperative control of underwater autonomous vehicles (distributed 
acoustic array)

Available hardware for the experimental results:
- 10 small scale USVs, 2 eFolaga AUVs, possibly one catamaran

*Some of this research is framed within the on-going H2020 WiMUST 
project http://www.wimust.eu/  (started early 2015).*
Part of this research will be carried out in cooperation with the 
SEALab, a joint laboratory between ISME and CSSN (Center for naval 
experimentation support) of the Italian Navy. The SEALab has direct 
access to a vast restricted navigation area inside the port of La Spezia 
were field experiments will be done.

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*Theme 8: Robotics for Intervention*
Goals:
- Cooperative control of free floating intervention AUVs
- Cooperative control of mobile manipulators
- Dynamic control of arm-vehicle systems
- Control with latency mitigation

Available hardware for the experimental results:
- a crawler mobile manipulator for outdoor environments, two youBot 
platforms, and the experimental setups available within the DexROV project.
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**Some of this research is framed within the on-going H2020 DexROV 
project http://www.dexrov.eu/* *(started early 2015)*.

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*Requirements for both themes:*
Applicants are expected to have strong background and experience in at 
least one of the following topics: mechatronics, control theory, 
robotics. The candidates must have: strong programming skills (C/C++, 
Matlab); attitude to problem solving, to conduct experiments, and 
finally be motivated to work within a research team in collaborative 
projects.

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*A more detailed description of the themes can be found at:*
http://phd.dibris.unige.it/biorob/media/PhD%20program%20in%20BioRob%20Robotics%20and%20Autonomous%20Systems%202015%20def.pdf

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*How to apply*
Please refer to the official web page at:
http://phd.dibris.unige.it/biorob/index.php/how-to-apply

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*Deadlines*
Application must be submitted through the on-line web system before:
10 June 2015, 12pm Italian time

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*Laboratory information*
See the lab website: http://www.graal.dibris.unige.it/

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Perspective applicants interested in the aforementioned themes are 
strongly encouraged to contact both Prof. Casalino and me
giuseppe.casalino at unige.it - enrico.simetti at unige.it
However, note that the application must be submitted only throught the 
on-line web system.

Cheers,
Enrico






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