[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open position: Staff Researcher in robotics at fortiss, Munich, Germany

Alexander Perzylo perzylo at fortiss.org
Thu Dec 15 00:59:31 PST 2016

fortiss is the research and transfer institute on software-intensive 
systems and services in Munich, Germany. fortiss currently employs 130 
researchers, and it is associated and cooperates closely with the 
Technische Universität München. The competency area “Robotics” works on 
concepts beyond traditional automation and investigates solutions for 
flexible robotics and system integration as well as modern solutions for 
human-robot interaction. This includes distributed system architectures, 
planning and reasoning components, intuitive user interfaces, and 
real-time control of actuators and sensors.
We develop intelligent systems and solutions for flexible automation in 
the context of various projects with well-known research and industrial 
partners, e.g., for industries with small lot sizes, short production 
cycles, and a large variety of products. The cooperation between human 
and robot enables entirely new ways of interaction and programming, that 
require suitable implementation concepts and careful evaluation.

We are expanding our research team with

Your responsibilities are:
- You work as part of a research team on exiting research projects
- You develop and evaluate software and algorithms for robot systems 
using C++
- You integrate solutions in physical robot demonstrators and test their 
real world applicability
- You develop comprehensive concepts and architectures for flexible 
robot systems

What we expect:
- An outstanding degree (M.Sc. or higher) in computer science, 
electrical engineering, or a related field
- Entrepreneurial ambitions in transferring your research results into 
industrial practice
- Knowledge of one or multiple of the following topics:
  o Robot kinematics/dynamics, non-linear optimization, trajectory 
generation for manipulators with many degrees of freedom
  o Real-time control of robot manipulators in combination with sensor data
  o Software engineering for distributed robot architectures
- Profound knowledge of higher mathematics
- Excellent skills in object-oriented programming (C++)
- Good command of English and German

What we offer:
- Exciting and inspiring open research environment for realizing your 
ideas and for bringing them to the marketplace
- Support for further career development
- Close collaborations with other leading research groups worldwide and 
industrial technology leaders in automotive, aerospace, and industrial 
- Compensation according to the regulations of the collective wage 
agreement of the public service of the German provinces (TV-L)
- Suitable candidates may join the PhD program of the Department of 
Informatics at the Technische Universität München, which is ranked #9 by 
THE world university rankings

If you are interested, please send your complete application forms to 
career(at)fortiss.org together with at least two references whom we may 

Application code:

Notice that this code needs to be mentioned in the subject line of your 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Alexander Perzylo

fortiss - An-Institut der Technischen Universität München
Guerickestraße 25 | 80805 München | Germany
T +49 89 360 35 22 531 | Fx +49 89 360 35 22 50
perzylo at fortiss.org | www.fortiss.org

Amtsgericht München: HRB 176633 | USt-IdNr.: DE263907002 | Steuer-Nr.: 
Rechtsform: gemeinnützige GmbH
Sitz der Gesellschaft: München
Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar, Thomas Vallon
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Dr. Manfred Wolter

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