Research Associates (Postdoc) in Optimization and AI for Robotic Motion Planning and Control
University of Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

The successful candidate will contribute to research in motion planning and control for mobile robots and robotic manipulators combining optimization-based approaches with methods from artificial intelligence or machine learning.

The results will be applied in different research projects in the area of Industry 4.0, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and spacecraft control, also in collaboration with industrial partners.

In general, the candidate is expected to perform the following tasks :

  • Conducting research on robotic motion planning and control focusing on the following topics :
  • Real-time embedded optimization, model predictive control
  • Combining optimization with AI or machine learning
  • trajectory planning and tracking for robotic manipulators and mobile robots
  • motion and flight control for mobile robots, UAVs and satellites
  • Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Preparing new research proposals to support the acquisition of industrial, national and European projects
  • Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students
  • Your Profile

  • A PhD degree in Control or Robotics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field
  • At least 2 published journal papers in top 10% international journals of the field, and / or a strong experimentation background and experience of working in industries or university laboratories
  • Sound publication track-record on one or some of the aforementioned research areas
  • Strong development skills in C++, python and ROS, MATLAB / Simulink
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience in management of research projects is a plus
  • Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family . At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more
  • Find out more about us!

    In Short

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois
  • Number of positions : 2
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Starting date : asap
  • Job Reference : UOL03881
  • Further Information

    Applications should include :

  • Full Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • A research statement (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for 3 referees
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

    Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

    Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    About the University of Luxembourg

    The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .

    It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

    The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

    Further information

    For further information, please contact Prof. Holger Voos (holger.voos uni.lu).

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