[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open PhD position at TU Delft

Javier Alonso-Mora J.AlonsoMora at tudelft.nl
Tue Aug 8 01:52:14 PDT 2017

*PhD position at the Delft University of Technology on Navigation for
mobile robots in urban environments*

Safe and socially intuitive navigation is critical when moving among other
robots and humans. Think of the challenges that one faces when navigating
through busy streets. The goal of this project is to develop novel methods
for motion planning and multi-robot coordination that grant high
performance and demonstrate safe motion through changing, dynamic and
crowded urban environments. Tools from constrained optimization,
distributed consensus and machine learning will be employed. We expect a
tight integration with perception and learning, with a focus on motion
planning and decision-making. Tests will be performed with autonomous boats
and/or automated cars navigating in urban environments. The main external
collaborators in this project are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Roboat project) and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan
Solutions. The
student will be part of the Learning and Autonomous Control section
(Cognitive Robotics) and also collaborate with the Intelligent Vehicles
section of TU Delft.

*-- Requirements:*
- MSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a
field related to Robotics.
- Strong interest in performing cutting-edge research in autonomous
navigation and multi-robot coordination.
- Excellent academic record.
- Strong analytical, mathematical and programming (C/C++) skills
- Very good command of spoken and written English.
- Experience with robotic hardware, autonomous navigation, motion planning,
constrained optimization or machine learning is a plus.

*-- Conditions of employment:*
We offer a four-year PhD research contract at the Cognitive Robotics
department of the Delft University of Technology, which includes a
contribution towards pension and social security. Salary and benefits are
in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

*-- Information and application:*
The Delft University of Technology is constantly ranked among the best
universities in Engineering (World top 20 in THE and QS rankings).
Information about our research can be found at:

To apply contact Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora (Assist. Prof.)
j.alonsomora at tudelft.nl. Include your CV with publication list, the
transcript of records from your BSc/MSc, a motivation letter stating your
interest in the project and relevant experience, and two references whom we
may contact.


Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor
Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab, Cognitive Robotics, 3mE
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, Room C-2-310, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Phone: +31 152 785 489, Web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dcsc.tudelft.nl_-7Ejalonsomora_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=VWFTEKXy6csLvT4-bCvwFl9-FbC0djX_up1o9U7WF2A&s=7BHI3Es_LpEPz1rDBVDLimFxXovhcvgRBPvE5lDinc4&e= 

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