PhD in Perception and control of a Robotic Puller system for a Space manufacturing system
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

This PhD thesis will count with the co supervision of Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez (SpaceR)

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role

The successful candidate will join a young, strong and motivated SpaceR research group focused on increasing the autonomy of aerial, planetary and orbital robotics for on-earth applications, space exploration, on-orbit servicing and manufacturing and space resource utilization.

This innovative research group is led by Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez. She / He will contribute to an ESA project in the Mechatronic design, development and control of a robotic puller system for an space manufacturing system .

The candidate will carry out research to pursue a PhD in the following topic : Perception and Control of a Robotic Puller System for an Space Manufacturing System.

Your Profile

Experience : The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience in the following topics :

  • Mechatronics design
  • Sensor selection (force, position, and temperature), sensor fusion, data processing and control.
  • Perception based control techniques;
  • General robotics mechanics, kinematics and dynamics
  • Soft-robotics
  • Hands-on experience.
  • Strong programming skills in Matlab, C / C++ and / or Python;
  • Experience on Micro-gravity and / or vacumm chamber laboratories with be an asset
  • be familiar with the principles of

  • Linear algebra, coordinate frame transformations
  • Optimization
  • Machine learning for robotics will be an asset
  • The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Carriyng out Lab activities and maintenance and collaboration with other team members
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Supervise Master students
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
  • Qualification : The candidate should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine.

  • Enthusiasm for scientific issues and scientific working methods;
  • Strong programming skills in C / C++, Python, Matlab
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable.

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • 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
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