Doctoral student in robotics and artificial intelligence
Luleå, Sweden
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Doctoral student
Work model On location
Application due date 15 August 2024
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students. In the coming years, multi-billion sums will be invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten in large projects aimed at a more sustainable society nationally as well as globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these highly topical research projects and the social transformation that follows. We have a wide range of training to match the skills that are in demand. We hope you will help us build the sustainable companies and communities of the future. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, RAI, at the Department of Systems and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology is now looking for three PhD students to contribute to our growing business. The RAI team conducts fundamental and principle research in all aspects of robotics with a specific focus on airborne, space, and bio-inspired robotics. Subject description Robotics and artificial intelligence aim to develop new robotic systems characterized by advanced autonomy to improve the robots' ability to interact with the environment and humans while performing specific tasks. Project description RAI's vision is to reduce the gap between theory and reality and the team has a strong background in field robotics. Application areas we focus on are robotics for mines, airborne inspection of aging infrastructure, multi-robot search, rescue for the emergency services and the like. Furthermore, we work with multi-sensor fusion and multi-robot coordination, which includes environmental perception, decentralization and execution of specified missions for multi-robot systems. The RAI team has a strong participation in European R&D&I projects and RAI participates in the DARPA SUB-T Challenge as a member of the CoSTAR team which is led by NASA/JPL. Job duties You will carry out research with experimental elements, which is published in internationally recognized academic journals as well as at major conferences. You will also work with supervision of degree projects, teacher assistance, and support when applying for funds for future research projects from research funding authorities/councils, EU projects or industry. As a PhD student, you will work in airborne robotics and the activities will be linked to national, European and global R&D projects. The PhD positions will include research activities in areas such as design, experimentation and theoretical control technology. Generative AI (GAI) interfaces for high-level intelligent decision making in robotics - GAI-guided mission planning and online decision-making in complex environments. - Efficient and robust translation between GAI and bots with reliable two-way interfaces. - Dynamics-aware mission planning and execution with multimodal sensor data. For further information on specific doctoral education, see study plans for postgraduate education within the Faculty of Technology Qualifications To be eligible for PhD employment, you must have a five-year university degree in computer engineering, engineering physics or another relevant subject. Good scientific skills and experience in experimental research as well as good communication skills in speech and writing. You will represent the group in various contexts, both in Sweden and abroad, hence very good knowledge of English is a requirement. Information Employment as a doctoral student is time-limited to 4 years. Teaching and other institutional duties can add up to 20% of full time. Place of employment Luleå and access by agreement. For further information, please contact: George Nikolakopoulos, professor and subject representative, 0920-49 1298, Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson +46 (0)920-491529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-491792 Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below, where you attach a personal letter and CV/curriculum vitae with scientific qualifications, at least two references and copies of verified diplomas. The degree certificates must be written in Swedish or English. The application must be written in English. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Application Deadline: August 15, 2024 Reference number: 2195-2024
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Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. Our research is carried out in close collaboration with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF as well as with leading international universities and national and regional actors. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,815 employees and 19,155 students.