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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post Doc Positions on Ground and Aerial Robotics at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Georgios Andrikopoulos
The Control Engineering Group (CEG) at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is now looking for two Post Docs contributing to our growing activities in the areas of (A) Ground and (B) Aerial Robotics.

The candidates will be part of a strong research team with intense expertise in aerial and ground robotics and will have the pleasure to work in multiple European and National research projects in Robotics, while contributing to the vision and goals of the group. The contract for these positions will be one year, with possibility to be extended up to 2 years in total. Among the projects that the candidates will work are the:
(A) Horizon 2020 “CompInnova” - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__compinnova.eu_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=sXohTHVVfW0j8dARZZyiSnJEsU6Gq0k7fHWYlq0jpTo&s=tKAa7pMssjKIRqlC8c0t_Xpp0fX3MHjs5mwp16QELKY&e=

(B) Horizon 2020 “SIMS” - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.simsmining.eu_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=sXohTHVVfW0j8dARZZyiSnJEsU6Gq0k7fHWYlq0jpTo&s=snK8S3XuPLt0svERgbTTMKG-uGJlyHJ9FtTYqGjOe9A&e=

Subject description
Control Engineering comprises the analysis, design, optimization and implementation of autonomous control systems.

Research topics
Characteristic research topics for position (A) will focus on, but not be limited to, the following areas:

  *   Wall-climbing robotics
  *   Mobile robots for inspection and repair purposes
  *   Safe and robust navigation for ground r1obots in featureless or reduced feature environments (e.g. aircraft fuselages)
  *   Path planning and feasible trajectory identification in uneven and unknown terrains
  *   Model-based control (robust, optimal etc.) for mobile robots
  *   Robot simulation for collision avoidance
  *   Data fusion-based robot localization
  *   Negative pressure actuation technologies
  *   Robot assembly and experimental evaluation
  *   Field Robotics demonstration of the corresponding research topics outcomes

Characteristic research topics for position (B) will focus on, but not be limited to, the following areas:

  *   Vision for Robotics
  *   Multiple camera views cooperative perception for UAVs
  *   Collaborative SLAM
  *   Cooperative Task allocation, scheduling and planning
  *   Aerial cooperative Visual Servoing
  *   Augmented Reality for robotics
  *   Event based constrained remote control
  *   Safe and robust navigation for aerial and ground robots in featureless or reduced feature environments (e.g. mines)
  *   Visual Odometry on low light environments
  *   6D real time Localization for aerial and ground robotic applications in mines
  *   Field Robotics demonstration of the corresponding research topics outcomes

To be qualified for one of the two aforementioned positions, the applicants must have a PhD in Automatic control or related subject. The research tasks require a solid mathematical background with proven advanced experimental capabilities and excellent programming skills (e.g. C++, ROS, MATLAB, LABVIEW etc.). The candidate should have a strong vision to evaluate and demonstrate the research findings in real life operating conditions, in an approach to close the gap between pure theory and experimental verifications.

The candidates will perform research with substantial experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major impact international conferences. The positions will include supervision of MSc students, teaching and supporting in acquiring funds for future research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry. The candidates will need to represent the group in different contexts, both in Sweden and abroad, and hence have excellent skills in English.


LTU provides one of the most competitive post-doc salaries in Europe, for more information please contact Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298, [hidden email]

For further information please contact Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298, [hidden email]

Union representatives: SACO-Daina Dagis [hidden email] , +46 (0)920-493880, OFR- Lars Frisk, [hidden email] +46 (0)920-491792

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University's core values are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button found at the link:


The application should include:

  *   CV
  *   Reference list (2-3 contacts)
  *   Personal letter highlighting past accomplishments and future research plans
  *   Copies of verified diplomas from universities.  Reference number: 323-2018
  *   Final day to apply: February 20, 2018
  *   Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Best Regards

Georgios Andrikopoulos

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Robotics Team
Control Engineering Group
Division of Signals and Systems
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology
Personal URL: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.researchgate.net_profile_George-5FAndrikopoulos&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=sXohTHVVfW0j8dARZZyiSnJEsU6Gq0k7fHWYlq0jpTo&s=GCLE9N2Pw-VUNsd2Fx616KcHiRtdVMVsZl_17nhrOa8&e=
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