[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD Position on Software Engineering Methods for Robotics - Bosch Corporate Research, Stuttgart Area, Germany

Lange Ralph (CR/AEA1) Ralph.Lange at de.bosch.com
Wed Nov 11 08:35:40 PST 2015

PhD Position on Software Engineering Methods for Robotics

Location: Bosch Research Campus in Renningen in the area of Stuttgart, Germany

Major(s): Computer Science or related fields

Bosch offers a number of products and services in robotics, from the Indego lawn mower to the APAS production assistant. Our robotics researchers explore several new application areas and are actively involved in a couple of public funded research projects. Of course, this research is also closely connected to the extensive R&D activities on automated and autonomous driving.
Amongst others, we are investigating model-based methods for robotics software development, including behavioral aspects such as decision making and task planning. Model-based methods not only increase the development efficiency but also allow for early verification and thus improve the quality of robotic systems. A crucial question thereby is how to treat the inherent uncertainty of sensor data in such methods.

Objectives of the dissertation:
* Advance and apply academic research results on sequential task execution in robotic systems taking the inherent uncertainty into account
* Research on domain-specific languages that enable the effective use of such uncertainty-aware methods in service robotic product development
* Investigate modeling concepts for expressing and evaluating quality of service constraints (e.g., safety vs. efficiency vs. robustness)

Your competencies and qualifications:
* Master in computer science or robotics
* Experience in artificial intelligence and/or model-driven software development.
* Autonomous, systematic and proactive working style
* English suitable for advanced engineering topics, German as everyday language recommended

How to apply:
* Please submit your CV and a covering letter via the Bosch career portal at https://your.bosch-career.com/, referring the reference code DE00391799.

Best regards

Dr. Ralph Lange 

Robert Bosch GmbH
Corporate Research
Systems & Software Engineering (CR/AEA1) 
70465 Stuttgart

Tel. +49(711)811-27147
Ralph.Lange at de.bosch.com

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