Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading
expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through
innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our
location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our
scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close
collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public
actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual
turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 students.
In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects
in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and
globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these
cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they
entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the
skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable
companies and societies of the future.
The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) subject at the department of
Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of
Technology, is now looking for one PhD student contributing to our growing
activities. The RAI team is conducting fundamental research in all the aspects
of robotics with a specific focus on aerial, space and bioinspired robotics.
The vision of RAI is aiming in closing the gap from theory to real life, while
the team has a strong expertise in field robotics. Specific application areas
of focus are robotics for mines, aerial inspection of aging infrastructure,
multi-robotic search and rescue, multi sensorial fusion and multirobot
coordination, including multirobot perception, decentralization and mission
execution. The RAI team has a strong European participation in multiple R&D&I
projects, while RAI is also participating in the DARPA SUB-T challenge with
the CoSTAR Team lead by NASA/JPL.
Robotics and artificial intelligence aim to develop novel robotic systems
that are characterised by advanced autonomy for improving the ability of
robots to interact with the surrounding environment and humans during the
execution of specific tasks.
As a PhD you will perform research with substantial theoretical and
experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed major
international journals and at major conferences. The position will include
supervision of MSc and to assist in grant applications from research funding
agencies/councils, the EU framework program or the industry. The position
might also involve teaching assistance, seminars and presentations.
You will be working in the field of robotics and their activities will be
linked with National, European and wordwide R&D Projects.
The research topic is in the area of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
More specifically, the position will involve dense theoretical and
experimental research activities in the field of robot perception and scene
contextual understanding, integrating knowledge representation and reasoning
to increase the cognition capabilities.
Research Topic: Contextual perception-based knowledge representation and
reasoning in Robotics
- Perception algorithms for object pose estimation, image enhancement,
predicting scene interestingness in robotic applications
- Multi-modal and spatio-temporal perceptual reasoning (semantics, geometry,
relations) for enhancing perception confidence and reliability.
- Considering context in knowledge domains for behaviour planning, situation
analysis and action reasoning.
For further information about a specific subject see general curricula for the
Board of the faculty of science and technology
To be qualified for the position, you must have a MSc degree in Electrical
or Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science or related subject. Perfect
scientific skills with excellence in real life experimentation, as well as
very good communication skills are considered as a strong plus. You will
represent the group in different occasions, both in Sweden and world-wide,
hence very good knowledge in English is a must.
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other
department duties may be added with max 20%.
For further information please contact Chaired Professor George Nikolakopoulos
+46 920 491298, email@example.com
Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson firstname.lastname@example.org +46
(0)920-49 1529, OFR-S Lars Frisk, Lars.Frisk@ltu.se +46 (0)920-49 1792
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of
this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
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button below. The application should include a CV with a full description of
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persons that could provide recommendation for the candidate and copies of
verified diplomas from high school and universities. The diplomas must be
written in Swedish or English. Your application must be written in English.
Mark your application with the reference number below.
Final day to apply: December 30, 2021
Reference number: 4257-2021