[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in 3D perception and object recognition

Todor Stoyanov Todor.Stoyanov at oru.se
Mon Jul 3 03:42:19 PDT 2017

PhD position in 3D perception and object recognition
Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS)
Örebro University, Sweden 

The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro University, Sweden is looking to employ a PhD student in computer science, with a focus on 3D perception for mobile manipulation robots. The PhD position is coupled to a 4 year work contract with an internationally competitive salary and full social security benefits. We offer you the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research problems alongside an ambitious international research team. In return, we are looking for a dynamic candidate with keen interests in 3D vision, machine learning, and robot programming.

About the position:
The PhD student will focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems for automatic object perception through depth and color camera measurements. The student will be involved in the collaborative EU project ILIAD, wherein his/her duties will be the practical implementation and evaluation of object detection algorithms. In addition, the research scope of this position will include 3D workspace modeling, object and feature learning, as well as integration between object detection and autonomous manipulation algorithms. 

* A completed Masters degree (MSc) in computer science, control theory, robotics, or a related discipline.
* Solid theoretical background of the basic concepts in robotics, computer vision, and perception.
* Prior experience in registration, mapping, or object detection / recognition is a strong advantage.
* Excellent programming skills and knowledge of C++ and ROS are desirable.

About the work environment:

The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS), located in the city of Örebro in central Sweden, carries out multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer science, and measurement technology.  AASS is internationally renowned for its research in mobile robotics, cognitive robotic systems, robot ecologies, and artificial olfaction. Further information can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.oru.se_aass&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RL8HZbmNgi0Wmbu3BzeC2G7CezcK2kgw4JQ2tI8pBqI&s=1ZCxy1M3emlCTWUbgmDwaoyJNIO0z6bVJVzXQJJ-bwk&e=  and the lab webpage https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mro.oru.se_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RL8HZbmNgi0Wmbu3BzeC2G7CezcK2kgw4JQ2tI8pBqI&s=xWt_uoLYQluptJcztzz_MicG-CCOrk0GpD74MSlrStA&e=  

Researchers at AASS come from a dozen different countries, in Europe and worldwide, and have different scientific and cultural backgrounds. We are involved in several European and international projects, frequently host international researchers and seminars, resulting in ample travel and collaboration opportunities for our PhD students.

Please apply through our online application system:

Dr. Todor Stoyanov (todor.stoyanov at oru.se)
Dr. Martin Magnusson (martin.magnusson at oru.se) 
Prof. Achim J. Lilienthal (achim.lilienthal at oru.se) 

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