[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Eight PhD positions in the European project MORE
Prospective Ph.D. Students,
We are now recruiting 2 PhD-student positions for the *MORE* project,
regarding Deep learning and reinforcement learning in one workstream and
situation awareness in the other, see below. The position is a Ph.D.
candidate and he/she will start the work in Tampere Finland 9 months and
later spend most of the time at HIAB AB, Hudiksvall, Sweden as well as at
Volvo Construction Equipment in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
More information is attached in the link below. The application time is
running out in the middle of November.
ESR 8: Transfer learning for safe motion control of a heavy-duty
under-actuated crane in the presence of obstacles in our package but also
ESR 7: Mapping, localization, dynamic object and obstacle detection &
avoidance in rough 3D terrain for safe & energy-efficient operations.
*MORE is educating Europe’s Future Engineers in Next Generation Heavy Duty
Machinery: AI driven Robotisation, Energy Efficiency and Process
The ever-increasing demand for material and food, stricter emissions
regulations, and continuous globalization have put Europe’s construction,
logistics, and agriculture sectors under immense pressure. Dramatic
improvements in their productivity and efficiency are the only answers to
these global challenges. Heavy-duty mobile (HDM) machinery is crucial
workhorses in these sectors. Europe’s major HDM equipment companies (John
Deere, Liebherr, Bosch Rexroth, HIAB, Novatron, Volvo CE) has joined forces
with four highly specialized academic groups to deliver MORE, a timely
project in response to these urgent needs.
We will address these challenges by delivering innovative solutions driven
by digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in three areas: 1)
Processes: construction business and processes; environment modeling and
optimizing material flow in construction sites, 2) Machines: creating
efficient power-train solutions for heavy-duty booms and 3) Control: object
classification and environment modeling to support long-term autonomy;
obstacle avoidance in adverse conditions; innovative solutions on
transfer-learning for earthmoving and boom control to reduce operational
and development costs, indifferent application areas.
MORE is an innovative European Industrial Doctorate (EID) research and
training program funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie
Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the first of its kind that will address this need
and fill the gap in related research and training. Eight Ph.D. students
will be equipped with a set of research skills including robotics, machine
learning, energy systems, as well as transferable skills such as
entrepreneurship and career management. MORE is a strong collaboration
between academia and industry, ESRs will spend a majority of their
doctorate (75%) recruited by industrial partners.
The project is offering an innovative research environment, international
mobility (Finland, Sweden, Austria, Germany) and a network with
high-profile academic and industry partners. Our aim is to recruit
excellent researchers who have the ambition to become the next research
leaders and innovators in the area. Prospective candidates are strongly
encouraged to check the list of 8 offered positions, choose the ones
(maximum 2 positions) that are the most interesting and challenging, and