[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully funded research grant at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisboa, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon)

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully funded research grant at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisboa, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon)

Rodrigo Ventura-2
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Dear all,

Applications are open for one fully funded research grant at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisboa), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal, targeting highly motivated students interested in pursuing a PhD degree on the same topic of this grant. The research produced during this grant is expected to contribute for a successful fully funded PhD studentship application to a Doctoral program in the University of Lisbon.

The selected candidates will work in the topic of multi-robot aerial cooperative load transportation, in particular on the problem is to transport a load, from point A to point B, by a fleet of aerial vehicles, working cooperatively; it encompasses both the motion planning problem and the real-time execution in closed loop.

The studentship will be jointly supervised by Prof. Rodrigo Ventura, faculty at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and by Dr. Meysam Basiri, post-doctoral researcher.

The research will be conducted at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisboa, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__welcome.isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DLXAXmxUsrpfvezMraV8iS7hRN4W314QvSg5pHetT6E&s=GSCVTJ119YRq6uGBMNqNPlw4UXcNvBX-MKs04-lyiH0&e= ), home to more than 40 PhDs and part of the LARSyS (Laboratory for Robotics and Engineering Systems - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.larsys.pt&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=DLXAXmxUsrpfvezMraV8iS7hRN4W314QvSg5pHetT6E&s=Ojt48XxYP9E-F3RS5svtN1zmsxGYQ9O5mY-lCFSeAjQ&e= ). ISR/IST is engaged in a new generation of research challenges pushing the frontiers of knowledge, while offering world-class doctoral training with top universities (e.g. dual/joint degrees with MIT, EPFL, CMU) and fueling the collaboration with industry. ISR/IST develops state-of- the-art engineering solutions and projects with a clear societal impact, and has a long track record of participation in EU and other international projects. ISR/IST hosts 5 groups working in Robotics and Information Processing, Systems and Control Theory, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Optimization, Intelligent Systems and Biomedical Engineering.

Requirements: the candidates are expected to have a MSc or equivalent degree with strong background in robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer science. Good programming skills are also expected. The working language is English, so good written and oral communication skills are also required.

        Deadline: 19-Jul-2017
        Duration: 4 months (full time), with possible extension
        Expected starting date: September, 2017
        Place: ISR-Lisboa, IST, Alameda campus, Lisbon, Portugal

To request further information and to apply, send an email to rodrigo.ventura (at) isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt as soon as possible. Please include a CV, a statement of interest, a statement of academic qualifications, and at least one reference willing to provide a recommendation letter.

Best regards,

Rodrigo Ventura
Institute for Systems and Robotics
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal

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