[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD and postdoc positions in robotics at KU Leuven - Belgium
Apologies for multiple postings
For the Robotics Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production engineering, Machine design and Automation (PMA), KU Leuven, we are looking for excellent PhD and postdoc candidates:
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Application deadline: August 31, 2018. The positions might be filled in earlier if excellent candidates are found.
The group started its robotics activities in the mid-1970s and was among the first to develop active force feedback for assembly operations. Already in 1980 it developed learning insertion algorithms based on stochastic automata. It has covered virtually all aspects of sensor-based robotics, from the high-level task specification down to low-level sensor-based control, and applied the research results in a variety of industrial applications. In the last decade the group shifted its attention towards service robots (behavior-based mobile manipulation, shared control, learning control), medical robotics (natural interfaces, haptic bilateral control), industrial robot assistants, and active sensing. PMA has created several spin-off companies that are active in robotics-related activities, has initiated several free and open-source software projects in robotics (Orocos, KDL, iTaSC, eTaSL, .), and has participated in a large number of robotics and control oriented EU projects.