[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD scholarship within Intelligent Sensing and Automation
The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life
Sciences (NMBU), Ås, Norway, has a vacant (3-year) PhD position related to
intelligent sensing and automation.
The Robotics Group at NMBU has been working for some time in developing
novel autonomous systems for agricultural purposes and has recently
embarked on expanding its competence into automation for the food
(specifically, meat) industry. This has been developed through research
projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and most recently a €7.5
million H2020 European funded project (RoBUTCHER) involving 10 partners
from across Europe.
The long-term goal of the research is the development of a robust, flexible
and scalable cognitive robotics platform, generally referred to as a “Meat
Factory Cell”. Automation in the food sector to-date is relatively
inaccessible for low- and medium- volume producers. RoBUTCHER brings
forward a new strategy which deviates significantly from current line-based
production methods used in meat production.
The main activities will be related to the following topics:
- Intelligent sensor design, modelling and development
- Multi-variate and spectral data analysis
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Robotic control and interfacing
- Dissemination of research results
- The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of
the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment,
with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Co-ordinator,
Dr Alex Mason.
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD.
Fellow and placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government
salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.