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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Associate or PhD Assistant (f/m) for Autonomous High-precision Mobile Robot Development

Maria Hennes

PhD Position (f/m) for developing an autonomous high-precision mobile robot

Job description:
Our working group 'Large Volume Metrology' of the Geodetic Institute (GIK) is part of KIT (9200 employees and 26000 students). Together with international industrial partners, we are developing an autonomous mobile robot for high-accuracy tasks. In the first step, this robot shall determine the flatness of large areas (as production halls) with sub-mm-accuracy. In the second step, the robot shall mark specific positions (e.g. boreholes) with 2D-sub-mm-accuracy. We seek a person for the general implementation of the concept, possibly modified by his/her own ideas. Further development and integration of innovative control algorithms und/or sensor fusion is highly appreciated.

Your PhD research will be supported extensively: You will work in strong cooperation with relevant research labs, e.g. Intelligent Process Control and Robotics (IPR/IAR) at KIT. The PhD research will be supervised by designated researchers of relevant institutes. You will benefit from a variety of qualification programs of KIT as well as from attending conferences and working with high-precision equipment.

.       MSc./Diploma degree in informatics or equivalent
.       Very good software skills, i.e. C/C++
.       Good knowledge of microprocessors
.       Very strong background in real-time programming of sensor-actor-systems and ROS
.       General knowledge in metrology
.       Desirable: good knowledge in statistics resp. Bayesian sensor fusion and algorithms
.       Self-consistent working
.       Good command of German and English language

The pay scale classification depends on the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13.

Contract duration and starting time:
Limited contract duration, up to 6 years. Starting as soon as possible

Application up to:
5.11.2018 (current intake)

Contact person in line management:
For further information, please contact Dipl.-Ing. Peter Runge peter.runge(at)kit.edu.

Applications (CV, convincing cover letter, certificates/study performance overview) shall be sent to Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Hennes, GIK, KIT, maria.hennes(at)kit.edu in a single pdf-file. KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, applicants with disabilities will preferentially be considered.
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