Research Associate (Postdoc) in multi-aerial robots for autonomous inspection of large structures
Université du Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

The successful candidates will join the SpaceR group led by Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez. They will contribute to an international project on multiple aerial robotics coordination for the autonomous inspection of large.

The multi-robot collaboration / cooperation on this project is expected to be extended to space robotics in the future. They will perform the following tasks :

  • Research on Autonomous navigation for multi aerial robots on large structure inspection focusing on the following topics : Multi-aerial robots mission planningMulti-aerial robots cooperation and / or collaborationRobust situation awarenessSensor fusion for large structures based localizationObstacle detection and avoidanceAccurate multi-robot simulator environmentsReal experiments on restricted areas
  • Develop real-time solutions using ROS
  • Setup and upgrade aerial robotics systems based on the requirements of the project
  • Establish a strong connection with the civil aviation national authority
  • Providing support in setting up and running experiments in the SnT Aerial Robotics Lab and outdoors environments
  • The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Researching the predefined areas
  • Participating in research proposal drafting and project deliverables
  • Collaborate in ongoing international and national projects
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conference presentations
  • Assisting in the organization of relevant workshops and demos
  • For further information, please contact miguel.olivaresmendez uni.lu

    Your Profile

    Qualification : The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine.

    With a proven record of accomplishment in the development and testing of autonomous navigation of aerial robots.

  • Strong development skills in C++, python, ROS, VREP and Gazebo
  • Experience with optimization, trajectory planning and state estimation
  • Experience on points cloud processing, sensor fusion, perception and SLAM
  • Be familiar with machine learning approaches for perception and robotics will be an asset
  • Hands-on aerial robot setup and maintenance
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Experience with European projects (FP7 / H2020), national projects and industrial projects
  • Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

    We offer

    The University offers highly competitive salaries and plentiful opportunities for training activities towards professional development.

    The University offers a 2-years-fixed Term contract, extensible upon satisfaction of progress milestones, on a full-time basis (40 hrs / week).

    You will be working in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre.

    The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

    Further Information

    Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include :

  • Full CV, including a list of publications
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words)
  • Contact information for 3 referees
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply
  • Early submission is encouraged, applications will be processed upon arrival.

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