[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded PhD positions in Robotics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Iolanda Dos Santos Carvalho Leite iolanda at kth.se
Fri Oct 13 06:46:00 PDT 2017

The School of Computer Science and Communication at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology announces multiple Ph.D positions in several areas of Robotics at the department of Robotics, Perception and Learning (RPL).


KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key center of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.


The scientific work will be conducted in the scope of one of the following collaborative projects:

** Long-term human-robot interaction. This project aims to develop socially autonomous robots that can interact with people over weeks and months in real-world environments such as offices, schools or factories. We explore this from both a computational and a user-centered perspective. The candidate will work under the supervision of Assistant Prof. Iolanda Leite (www.iolandaleite.com<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iolandaleite.com&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dQovzBWFFh8ueifHWdJSbLDcjlW0Ygg4GC8kbXskzcs&s=On4WnnRLFna66zCunb8k8aH_2u77_7CApqFNdjSTXAk&e=>).

** Object grasping and manipulation. We are looking for a student who will investigate novel methods in robotic grasping and manipulation using learning techniques and control. The candidate will join the group of Prof. Danica Kragic (www.csc.kth.se/~danik<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.csc.kth.se_-7Edanik&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dQovzBWFFh8ueifHWdJSbLDcjlW0Ygg4GC8kbXskzcs&s=5_DoQqdZzYxknYjAeJyAeiYHZhxy7pvHamH8sId-R2I&e=>).

These are four-year time-limited positions that can be extended up to a year with the inclusion of a maximum of 20% departmental duties, usually teaching. In order to be employed, you must apply and be accepted as a doctoral student at KTH. The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.


The candidate must have a degree in an area such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Informatics or related fields. Documented written and spoken English and programming skills are required. Experience with robotics, computer vision, control systems, machine learning or experimental design is an important asset. Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, have the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis and also possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.


The application should include:

1. Curriculum vitae.
2. Transcripts from University/College.
3. Brief description of why the applicant wishes to become a doctoral student.

The application documents should be uploaded using the KTH's recruitment system. More information on the link below:


The application deadline is ** October 20, 2017 **

Iolanda Leite
Assistant Professor
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Computer Science and Communication
Department of Robotics, Perception and Learning (RPL)

Teknikringen 14, 6th floor, SE-100 44 Stockholm
Phone: +46-8 790 67 34

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