Research Associate (Postdoc) in multi-aerial robots for autonomous inspection of large structures
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD holders in the general areas of Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science.

SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners.

SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the EU H2020 and the European Space Agency.

The Centre is currently expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated research associates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners.

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  • Fixed-term contract 2 years, full-time 40 hrs / week
  • Number of positions : 1
  • Foresen starting day : November / December 2020
  • Ref : RCREQ0004447
  • 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 p erform the following tasks :

  • Research on Autonomous navigation for multi aerial robots on large structure inspection focusing on the following topics : Multi-aerial robots mission planning Multi-aerial robots cooperation and / or collaboration Robust situation awareness Sensor fusion for large structures based localization Obstacle detection and avoidance Accurate multi-robot simulator environments Real 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
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    Qualification : The candidate should possess a 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.

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