[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 2 PhD Student positions at IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain

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Tue Sep 26 09:33:16 PDT 2017

**2 PhD Student positions at IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain
*_Application Deadline: 10/10/2017_*

IRI, CSIC-UPC in Barcelona, Spain, is seeking outstanding candidates for 
2 PhD student positions:
- POSITION (1): PhD Student - Robot-Human collaboration
- POSITION (2):  PhD Student - Efficiency and durability optimisation of 
energy management systems designed for mobile robotic applications,

The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial 
(IRI),<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iri.upc.edu&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=EGo5qgDyYRc40Zcy9EeNq-BujLhpD4X8gLoWbC8-2vM&s=oCN8Bs7T-ULIxjf532uhZ1Bq0ZNJW5wRkC6wcaTraFw&e=>is a Joint University Research Institute 
participated by the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and 
the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) that conducts research in 
human-centered robotics and automatic control. The institute, is a key 
player in the Spanish robotics and automatic control scenes, and a 
valued participant in a large number of international collaborations 
including more than ten ongoing H2020  projects and an ERC advanced 
grant.Recently, is has been recognized as a Maria de Maeztu Excellence 
Unit, the main accreditation given by the Spanish Government to research 
units that stand out for the impact and international relevance of their 
The PhD student will work on the project "ColRobTransp", whose main 
objective is to advance in the design of new mobile robots that are 
capable to transport products in the last mile of urban areas, 
overcoming with the help of humans complex situations in navigation and 
product delivery. Not only navigation in urban crowded areas is complex, 
but also it is important how the robots overcome complex street 
situations, for example, streets semi-blocked due to street repairing or 
vehicles not well parked that do not allow to reach the delivery place.

The PhD Thesis will be directed by Prof. Alberto Sanfeliu.
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The PhD student will work under the framework of the María de Maeztu 
(MdM) Unit of Excellence Seal. The thesis project will consist of the 
development of automatic control methodologies to improve the 
performance and durability of PEM fuel cell systems, applied to mobile 
social or healthcare robots as their main power supply. The objective of 
the PhD student is to design new high-level and low-level control 
systems that solve the main challenges to these types of energy 
conversion devices: the increase of energy efficiency and of useful life 
while outperforming the state of the art energy supply systems in terms 
of energy density (autonomy).

The thesis will be directed by Dr. Attila Husar and co-directed by Dr. 
Juan Andrade.
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Both positions will be fully covered by an FPI grant with a duration of 
4 years under the Spanish Government Call "Ayudas para contratos 
predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2017".
The candidates are expected to start the first semester of 2018.
Official applications for these positions must be made at Spanish 
Ministry webpage 
before 18th October 2017 (site in Spanish).

However, in order to help you and to get to know you during the 
application process, please contact with us as soon as possible and no 
later than the*10th October 2017*,
sending your cv to: jobs (at) iri.upc.edu

We are looking forward to receiving your application.
Best regards,

Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC
Tel: +34 93 401 57 83

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