[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Positions in robot design at the Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI), Technical University of Munich

saeed Abdolshah saeed.abdolshah at tum.de
Tue Feb 5 01:49:21 PST 2019

The Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI) at the Technical
University of Munich is looking for outstanding applicants for PhD positions
in robot design.

*About us
*Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities.
It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary
education, and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The
university also forges strong links with companies and scientific
institutions across the world. The Chair of Robotics Science and Systems
Intelligence is a member of the newly founded TUM Munich School of Robotics
and Machine Intelligence. The research focus of RSI is the development of
control algorithms, mechatronics, intelligent robotics and prosthetics,
robot learning algorithms, foundations of machine intelligence, as well as
nonlinear control and systems theory. Furthermore, we offer unified teaching
in terms of lectures, laboratories and student projects with a tight
connection to cutting-edge research.

*The current state-of-the-art -robotics technology allows for highly
sensitive and versatile manipulators. However, their performance still falls
short compared to human arms, especially considering dexterity, tactility
and efficiency. We aim to advance current robotics technology by taking
inspiration from the human and developing a novel robotic hand-arm system
capable of human-like perception and actuation. In addition, new control
methodologies shall be developed that benefit from the system’s capabilities
and features.

At the Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI) and in
conjunction with the CeTI excellence cluster of TU Dresden we are looking
for highly motivated and outstanding PhD students for the following areas:
• Prototype design
• Tactile perception
• Actuator development
• Development of novel controllers 

All applicants should fulfill the following profile:
• Masters-level degree in Robotics, Mechatronics, Computer Science or
closely related
• Strong background in robotics and control
• Strong communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken
• Enthusiasm for scientific research and highly motivated to complete a PhD

The following skills may be a plus:
• Familiarity with CAD-design and mechatronic prototype design
• Experience in electronics and micro-controllers
• Strong background in control theory

*How to Apply?
*Applications should include the following documents:
• A motivation letter describing your research interests, your
qualifications, and why you would be a suitable candidate
• A detailed CV
• Academic transcripts from your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
• Email addresses of at least two references 

Interested applicants should send us the necessary documents via email to:
applications at msrm.tum.de quoting “PhD Application, CeTI” in the e-mail
subject line. There is no fixed application deadline; applications will be
considered until the positions have been filled. Preference will be given to
applications received before March 1st, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates
will be notified.

TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the
diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from
women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity
dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference
will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications.
International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Saeed Abdolshah, PhD
Postdoc researcher
Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI)
Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence 
Technical University of Munich 
Heßstraße 134 80797 Munich
Email: saeed.abdolshah at tum.de

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