1 postdoc, 2 PhDs: Robotic mapping of sea litter using learning and active sensing

We are hiring 1 postdoctoral researcher and 2 PhD students on mapping of sea litter using a mixed team of aerial (quadcopter), surface, and underwater robots; in the framework of the European project SeaClear, http://seaclear-project.eu. We will exploit machine learning and active sensing techniques to map litter both on the sea bottom and at the surface. Depending on common interest, the candidates selected will work on developing novel mapping algorithms for individual UAV and UUV robots; coordinating mapping of the entire multirobot team; or applying the methods in real demonstrations in Dubrovnik and Hamburg.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in systems and control, computer science, or related fields. Expertise in robotics and machine learning is a plus. We offer the opportunity to work with top AI and robotics researchers in our group, as well as to travel and collaborate in the SeaClear consortium (the Netherlands, Germany, France, Croatia). Highly competitive salaries are estimated at 2250EUR gross per month for the postdoc (2 years starting summer-autumn 2020), and 1890EUR for each PhD (3 years starting Oct 2020).

For details, including required application documents, see the full vacancy description. Questions and applications at lucian@busoniu.net.

Start date (duration): 
October, 2020
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