Doctoral student in robotics and artificial intelligence WASP
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Doctoral student
Work model On location
Application due date 20 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. We are looking for a PhD student in robotics and artificial intelligence placed at the Department of Systems and Space Technology. Robotics and AI - Luleå University of Technology, LTU Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, WASP, is Sweden's largest individual research program in modern times. The program creates a platform for academic research and education in close collaboration with leading Swedish technology-intensive industry. The research includes artificial intelligence and autonomous systems that operate in collaboration with humans and that adapt to their surroundings with the help of sensors, information and knowledge and create intelligent systems of systems. WASP's vision is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Sweden's industry and society. Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/ The research school within WASP aims to provide future researchers with the necessary knowledge to be able to analyse, develop and actively contribute to the interdisciplinary development of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program of research visits, partner universities and guest lecturers, the research school actively supports the formation of a strong multidisciplinary and international professional network between doctoral students, researchers and industry. The graduate school thus offers a unique opportunity for those students who are attracted by world-class international research with industrial relevance. https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/ 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 You will focus on the topic of Reconfiguration of Dynamic Indoor Environments through Interactive Mobile Manipulation, using tools such as reactive task allocation, automatic generation of behavior trees and indoor scene graphs. Specifically, the following would be research directions: - Task distribution for mobile manipulators in indoor environments - Knowledge representation system for dynamic indoor environments - Reinforcement learning for interaction with movable objects - Generative AI in robotics Job duties A doctoral position involves both theoretical and practical work. As a doctoral student, you are trained in scientific work in the form of publishing scientific articles in journals and at national and international conferences. You also study compulsory and voluntary doctoral courses. In addition, you can have the opportunity to try out the teaching role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a fantastic opportunity to learn how to run challenging development projects. Qualifications We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who is keen to make a difference in robotics and artificial intelligence. Candidates should have a master's degree in electrical engineering or computer science or have completed coursework equivalent to at least 240 credits (ECTS), of which at least 60 credits at advanced level in the field of electrical engineering or computer science; alternatively demonstrated equivalent knowledge. We expect candidates to have previous experience in areas such as control engineering, reinforcement learning and field robotics. In addition, candidates should have excellent academic results, very good programming skills and high competence in oral and written communication in English. For further information on specific doctoral education see, study plans for postgraduate education within the Faculty of Technology. Information Employment as a doctoral student is time-limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties can add up to 20% of full-time. Place of employment Luleå. Intended entry 01.11.2024 For further information, please contact: Professor George Nikolakopoulos, 0920-49 1298, george.nikolakopoulos@ltu.se Union representative: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below, where you attach a personal letter as well as a CV/curriculum vitae and copies of verified diplomas. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Both the application and degree certificate must be written in Swedish or English. Application deadline: 20.08.2024 Reference number: 2629-2024