[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 2 PhD Student positions at IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain

Victor Vilchez vvilchez at iri.upc.edu
Tue Jun 16 02:08:50 PDT 2015


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2 PhD Student positions at IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain
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The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC, seeks 
candidates for two 4-year PhD positions on these topics:

POSITION 1: PhD Student position at the Kinematics and Robot Design Group
The PhD student will work on the project "RobCab: Control strategies for 
cable-driven robot for low-gravity simulation”(DPI2014-57220-C2-2-P) 
coordinated by Profs. Josep Maria Porta and Federico Thomas, that aims 
at designing and building a force-controlled cable-driven robot and to 
use it to simulate low gravity conditions, such as those encountered in 
underwater environments. The project will be carried out in cooperation 
with the Group of Robots and Intelligent Machines, at Universidad 
Politécnica de Madrid, and it offers a wide range of opportunities for 
research for a motivated student with interest in mechatronic design, in 
kinematics, or in planning.

Requirements of the candidates: The candidate is expected to have a 
degree/master in computer engineering, computer science, or a related 
field with a strong mathematics background.

POSITION 2: PhD Student position at the Perception and Manipulation Group
The PhD student will work on the project "RobInstruct: Instructing 
robots using natural communication skills”(TIN2014-58178-R) coordinated 
by Profs. Francesc Moreno-Noguer and Juan Andrade-Cetto, that aims at 
teaching robots by using natural communication skills, in such a way 
that the robot can interpret both human language and actions from video.

Requirements of the candidates: The candidate is expected to have a 
degree/master in computer engineering, computer science, or a related 
field with a good background in computer vision and machine learning. 
Knowledge in Natural Language Processing is a plus.

OUR RESEARCH CENTRE:
The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC, is a 
Joint Research Center of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and 
the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) located in Barcelona. 
The Institute has three main objectives: to promote fundamental research 
in Robotics and Applied Informatics, to cooperate with the community in 
industrial technological projects, and to offer scientific education 
through graduate courses. Our research activities are organized in four 
research lines. Three of them tackle various aspects of robotics 
research, including indoor and outdoor human-centered human-safe 
robotics systems, and the design and construction of novel parallel 
mechanisms. Efforts in the fourth line are aimed at research on energy 
efficiency, in fuel cells research, and on the management of energy 
systems.

HOW TO APPLY:
These positions will be fully covered by an FPI grant under the Spanish 
Government Call "Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación 
de doctores 2015".
The candidate is expected to start the first semester of 2016.

Official application for these positions must be made at Spanish 
Ministry webpage [1] before 29th June 2015 (site in Spanish).
However, in order to know you and help you during the application 
process, please contact with us as soon as possible and no later than 
25th June 2015, sending your cv to:  jobs (at) 
iri.upc.edu<http://iri.upc.edu>

[1] 
http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=fed2bf0be2c6d410VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD


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