[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple PhD positions New York University at the ARPL

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple PhD positions New York University at the ARPL

Giuseppe Loianno-2
Dear colleagues,

the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab at the New York University is looking
for 2 outstanding PhD students in the area of robotics, perception and
machine learning

   - *Position 1: Vision-based Agile Autonomous Navigation of Micro Aerial
   Vehicles*
   - *Position 2 Human-aware perception and control of Micro Aerial
   Vehicles*

The lab performs fundamental and applied research in the area of robotics.
The main mission of the lab is to create agile autonomous flying machines
that can navigate all by themselves and collaborate with humans in
different tasks using only onboard cameras, without relying on external
infrastructure, such as GPS or motion capture systems. These machines need
to be active and they should react to and navigate within their environment
capturing its key properties.
Some related videos can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__wp.nyu.edu_arpl_videos_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RRe9xcjvUYv-5fWrCfuFLeH0tVTgNPgdhmgMdIzK6CU&s=RXq5YrUgYjr_jj2aZJy-29AOHmU7jpbs1yd90Kceahw&e=

The lab has been founded by Prof. Giuseppe Loianno and is located in New
York. The lab is fully equipped with a flying space and multiple aerial and
ground robots.

The lab currently collaborates on numerous projects with worldwide partners
institutions and companies (e.g. University of Pennsylvania, ARL, Qualcomm,
TEPCO, SWRI, MIT, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich,..)
You will get a very competitive salary and access to excellent research
facilities (motion capture, 3D printing, a large flying arena, electronic
and machine workshops).

New York is well known to be one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in
the world. The lab and the school have a very enjoyable work atmosphere and
organize many social events.

Candidates should send an email to [hidden email] with subject line PhD
application Position #. Candidates will need a one-page research interest
statement, CV, and 3 contact references when submitting the application.
Candidates without the requested requirements will not be considered for
the positions.

*Position 1: Vision-based Agile Autonomous Navigation of Micro Aerial
Vehicles*
*Description*
The candidate will create revolutionary algorithms combining perception
action loop paradigms and machine learning schemes to enable and enhance
agile navigation of multiple aerial platforms in dynamic and unstructured
GPS-denied environments using vision as the main sensing modality. The
position involves the development of novel algorithms to achieve robust and
control of single and interconnected small scale Micro Aerial Vehicles
(MAVs) and the development of high-performance MAV systems that can operate
in extreme and challenging environments.
*Requirements*

   - Master degree or outstanding bachelor students in computer
   engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical
   engineering, robotics, physics, or related fields
   - Excellent written and spoken English skills
   - Be self-motivated and independent
   - A strong interest in robotics, programming, computer vision, and
   mathematics
   - Strong Experience with C/C++, ROS, OpenCV, TensorFlow, GPU
   optimization skills

*Nice to have*

   - Background in filtering approaches to fuse multiple sensor data and
   real time control
   -  Previous experience in closed loop control, computer vision and state
   estimation
   -  Familiarity with LIDAR/Vision-based SLAM, Machine Learning for
   Semantic Classification
   -  Familiarity with tools such as Git is desirable

*Position 2 Human-aware perception and control of Micro Aerial Vehicles*
*Description*
The candidate will develop new fundamental theories and algorithms to
enable flying machines to collaborate with human in unstructured
environments, at high speed and in a resilient way. The proposed approaches
will help to obtain new ways of human-robot interaction helpful in tasks
such as collaborative mapping of building, environment inspection, and
transportation. The candidate will also study human behaviors and try to
analyze reactive policies the drone has to take to accommodate human
intention. This position involves to work using wearable different devices
and communication protocols to interact with the robots.

*Requirements*

   - Master degree or outstanding bachelor student in computer engineering,
   computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics,
   physics, or related fields
   - Excellent written and spoken English skills
   - Experience with C/C++, Python, and ROS, Machine Learning tools, GPU
   optimization skills
   -  Be self-motivated and independent
   - A strong interest in robotics, programming, and mathematics

*Nice to have*

• Familiarity with tools such as Git is desirable
• Previous works using wearable devices
Best.
Giuseppe

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Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Assistant Professor
Director of the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
wp.nyu.edu/arpl/
Main organizer of the Vision-based Drones: What's Next? workshop at IROS
2018 in Madrid
www.seas.upenn.edu/~loiannog/workshopIROS2018uav/
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