PhD/Postdoc on Interaction Design for Control of partly-autonomous Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology
August 11, 2024
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PhD/Postdoc on Interaction Design for Control of partly-autonomous Systems

Position

PhD-student, (Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship

No

Department(s)

Industrial Design

FTE

1,0

Date off

11/08/2024

Reference number

V51.7565

Job description

Partly-autonomous systems, be it robots or cars, will change how people work, how people life and how people move. The focus of this research position is on how people can control partly-autonomous systems, be is via traditional user interface, tangible interaction or virtual reality or augmented reality. The position is embedded in a currently running EU-funded project.

The research project

The main objective of COROB is to develop a flexible, COoperative and intelligent multi-ROBotic solution for arc welding-based manufacturing processes (joining and additive manufacturing), to offer new operational capabilities that allow to increase the efficiency and improve the flexibility of industrial processes. COROB, conceived as a global solution, will employ a cooperative multi-robot system powered by Inspection, Monitoring, Control and AI techniques to optimise the welding process, and the adjacent manufacturing stages (pre-process and post-process) for time, cost, energy, and resource reduction.

The solution(s) will be validated in two semi-industrial use cases focused on arc-welding joining and wire-arc additive manufacturing for repairing, and will be ready to be extrapolated to other processes such as assembling, painting, finishing etc. In this

way, manufacturing processes will take advantages of the latest technological innovations in cooperative and intelligent robotic solutions, but with human in the loop approach, towards a more sustainable and competitive manufacturing industry.

The main focus in this project will be on a human-centered design and development of the user interaction in the two use cases, with the goal to empower non-technical users to be able to interact in such scenarios with partly-autonomous systems.

If you want to learn more about the COROB-project and this position, please contact Regina Bernhaupt ([email protected]).

We are looking for PhD students (4 years funded position) and postdoctoral candidates (2 years funded position) interested in this position.

Job requirements

PhD

  • A master's degree (or an equivalent university degree) in human-computer interaction, industrial design, computer science or similar with a genuine interest in pursuing a PhD.
  • A team player able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level). There is no Dutch language requirement.
  • PostDoc

  • PhD in human-computer interaction, design, computer science or similar field, and a demonstrated capability to perform leading-edge research in human-computer interaction or design.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).
  • A team player able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level), good communication and leadership skills. There is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Conditions of employment

    A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

    PhD

  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale P (min. €2,770 max. €3,539).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self- aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
  • Postdoc

  • Full-time employment for a limited period.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. €3,877 max. €5,090).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.
  • Information and application

    About us

    Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands- on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.

    Information

    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Regina Bernhaupt ([email protected]).

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact [email protected].

    Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.

    Application

    We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications'.
  • We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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