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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully funded PhD position in perception for manipulation

Todor Stoyanov
The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro
University, Sweden is looking to employ a PhD student in computer science.

# Position description

The topic for this position is within the field of 3D perception and
scene understanding for autonomous manipulation. Specifically, the
successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research on (1)
object- and scene- level semantic perception algorithms that can be
trained with sparsely labeled or self-supervised data and are suitable
for dynamically changing scenes; (2) methods for direct interfacing
between perception and manipulation in a reinforcement learning setting;
and (3) methods for manipulation and state estimation of deformable
objects, using an underactuated robot hand. The successful candidate is
expected to identify one of the three topics as a primary focus area,
and argue why and how they would like to address the topic in their
research statement.

# How to apply

Application is only possible via the online application service:

For pre-application inquiries please contact Todor Stoyanov
([hidden email]).

# What we offer

Four year fully funded employment to do fundamental research on exciting
topics and within a dynamic research environment. We are looking for
exceptional students to join our newly started research group on
autonomous mobile manipulation (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://amm.aass.oru.se__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!6y76qPs0Ym4HYBqdeRuQcQOXYZqrZKCi0EQsGg0YQ3ZEAlA739YFts-9g8R0iW2czNlvYBzB$ ). We are
particularly interested in applicants with a strong background in
computer science, machine learning, robotics, and mathematics. The
offered position is part of the new European research and innovation
project DARKO, to be coordinated by Örebro University through 2021-2024.
Applications will be considered immediately and up to the application
deadline of 2021-02-15. Expected start of employment: Spring 2021.

# The successful candidates should have:

* A completed Master of Science degree in computer science, machine
learning, robotics, or a related field is a *hard requirement*
* Motivation to obtain a doctoral degree
* Strong mathematical background
* Excellent programming skills
* Excellent communication skills in English
* Prior research experience in the areas of robotics, computer vision or
machine learning is a plus

Todor Stoyanov
Associate Professor
Autonomous Mobile Manipulation Lab,
AASS, Orebro University

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