[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in manipulation, Orebro University, Sweden

Todor Stoyanov todor.stoyanov at oru.se
Fri Apr 29 06:08:32 PDT 2016

[Apologies for cross-posting]

             *** PhD Position in Mobile Manipulation ***

           Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS)
                     Örebro University, Sweden

In Short
The Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab at AASS is looking to hire a PhD
student within the area of robot perception and control for mobile pick
and place tasks. The position is fully funded, with a competitive salary,
for a period of four years. Applications will be accepted until
May 16th, 2016, with an expected employment in September 2016.

Permanent link to this call:

Primary contact:
Todor Stoyanov (todor.stoyanov at oru.se; https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mrolab.eu_trsv.html&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WcPqZaUTC03P9d-bYXwEPchI9WWeOgV7TeGn_P-rDDY&s=bx8ECAfkp1XT7KW88zyxFK2RuOiA1rM8gf8B5h5xtqY&e= )

We are seeking a highly-motivated candidate for a project within the area
of mobile manipulation. You will investigate control-based trajectory
generation techniques in the context of pick and place tasks with a mobile
manipulator. Your research will focus on the intersection of the 
perception and
grasping problems. In particular, you will investigate methods to create
manipulation-centric environment models from multi-modal sensor data 
(e.g., visual,
depth, force/torque), and apply these models for improved autonomous 
Over the course of the project, you will have the opportunity to develop 
and test
your algorithms on state of the art hardware at AASS, including our 
acquired ABB YuMi robot.

Requirements and Application
The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree (120 ECTS) in Computer 
control theory or a related discipline, as well as strong mathematical,
communication and programming skills. Previous experience in mobile 
perception, manipulation and the Robot Operating System (ROS) are a plus.

Applications are accepted through the Orebro University employment 
system at

Please send an email to todor.stoyanov at oru.se expressing interest in the 
prior to applying online! Include:
- 2 page CV
- motivation letter
- copies/links to publications and software samples

Please also indicate if you are available for a preliminary interview 
during ICRA 2016.

Work Environment

Örebro University (www.oru.se) is a young university which currently 
more than 17,000 students. It is located in Örebro, a city of 130,000
inhabitants situated in central Sweden.

The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) is one of the 
Research Environments at Örebro University. It carries out 
research at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial
intelligence, computer vision, computer science, and measurement 
The research and human environment at AASS is young and enthusiastic.
Researchers come from a dozen different countries, in Europe and 
worldwide, and
have different scientific and cultural backgrounds. AASS also frequently 
international researchers and is involved in several international 

AASS is internationally renowned for its research in mobile robotics, 
robotic systems, robot ecologies, and artificial olfaction. Further 
can be found at www.aass.oru.se/Research/Robots/ and

Todor Stoyanov
Postdoctoral Researcher
Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab,
AASS, Orebro University

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list