Skip to content

Welcome

We are constantly looking for good and ambitious PhD and Postdoctoral Candidates to work with our team in a multicultural and cooperative demanding environment. If you have interest in working with us please send your detailed CV and have a first contact with Prof. George Nikolakopoulos.

 

Two Post Docs in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) (www.ltu.se/robotics) subject 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. The RAI team is conducting fundamental research in all the aspects of robotics with a specific focus on Aerial and Space 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 (https://costar.jpl.nasa.gov/).

Subject description
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.

Research topics
As a Post-Doc, you will be working in the field of aerial robotics and the activities will be linked with European R&D Projects and the SubT challenge towards collaborative field aerial inspection, surveillance and mapping.

Characteristic research topics will focus on, but not be limited to, the following areas, where a proof of previous work with experimentally verified results is a necessary:

  • Multi-robotic Simultaneous localization, path planning and exploration
  • Multi sensor fusion
  • Collaborative vision for robotics
  • Proactive obstacle avoidance
  • Distributed task execution (exploration, planning, mapping)
  • Multi-robotic Perception
  • Collaborative Mapping and Exploration
  • Global and local mission planners for Massively connected robots
  • Reactive local and global navigation
  • Automatic Control and Optimisation
  • Edge Computing

Qualifications
To be qualified, you 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, etc.). You 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. You will need to represent the group in different contexts, both in Sweden and abroad and hence have excellent skills in English.

Tasks
You will perform research with substantial experimental components that should be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major conferences. The position will include supervision of PhD and MSc students, teaching and supporting in acquiring funds for future research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry.

Information
The employment is limited to 1 year with possibility to be extended 1 year.

For applications please follow this link:
https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4558&rmlang=UK

Job Reference: 928-2021


Kind Regards,
--------------------------------------------
George Nikolakopoulos
Professor and Chair for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Robotics Team: https://www.ltu.se/robotics 
CoSTAR Team: https://costar.jpl.nasa.gov/   
ARTEMIS Scientific Council Member - https://artemis-ia.eu/
SPIRE Task Force Member - https://www.spire2030.eu/ 
Web: www.gnikolak.com

Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology
SE-97187 Luleå, SWEDEN
Email: geonik@ltu.se   
Tel:0046(0)920-49 1298
Skype: george_nikolakopoulos
Twitter: geonikolak     
--------------------------------------------

PhD student in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) (www.ltu.se/robotics) subject at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden is now looking for a PhD student with a focus on “augmented reality for enhancing semi-autonomous remote aerial manipulation”

Subject description
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.

Job Description
As an Early-stage Researcher (ESR) in the AERO-TRAIN project, you will contribute to the overall research through your ESR project, where the candidate will be involved in dense research activities in the area of designing, experimenting and theoretical control development in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, you will perform research towards innovative augmented reality interfaces for safe and accurate human-machine collaborative operation of UAV-based aerial manipulators performing an inspection operation but also in human-robot interfaces. Towards this end goal your area of research will include:

  • Remote interfaces for teleoperation and seamless perception of a remote scene/mission
  • Edge networks for real time and bounded delays bi-directional mission execution

  • Environmental perception and cloud computing
  • Haptic control
  • Multi-robot motion planning based on abstractive and robot independent mission planners
  • Multi-sensor fusion and mapping for aerial vehicles
  • Proactive and reactive obstacle avoidance for safe operations 

You will work with colleagues at Luleå University of Technology and specifically the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence group, as well as with the other ESRs of the AERO-TRAIN project. Besides working on their project at RAI group, the successful candidate will participate in network-wide training events like summer schools and retreats. Moreover, the PhD student will conduct secondments at other network partners. 

The successful candidate will receive an employment full time PhD contract and a competitive gross salary in accordance with Luleå University of Technology standards. The expected start date for the position is May-September 2021.

Candidate profile
The ESR applicants should have:

  • An outstanding academic record, excellent skills and ideally proven experience in the fields of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Automatic Control and Perception. Experience in the field of areal robotics and real-life experimentation are beneficial.
  • Excellent methodological skills and an analytical mind-set, ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Outstanding communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • High motivation, ambition and enthusiasm about research in physical manipulation with aerial robots.
  • Excited to work and collaborate with a diverse team of robotics researchers and engineers.

For applications please follow this link:

https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4456&rmlang=UK 

Job Reference: 585-2021

Kind Regards,
--------------------------------------------
George Nikolakopoulos
Professor and Chair for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Robotics Team: https://www.ltu.se/robotics 
CoSTAR Team: https://costar.jpl.nasa.gov/   
ARTEMIS Scientific Council Member - https://artemis-ia.eu/
SPIRE Task Force Member - https://www.spire2030.eu/ 
Web: www.gnikolak.com

Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology
SE-97187 Luleå, SWEDEN
Email: geonik@ltu.se   
Tel:0046(0)920-49 1298
Skype: george_nikolakopoulos
Twitter: geonikolak 
--------------------------------------------

PhD Student in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) (www.ltu.se/robotics) subject at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden is now looking for a PhD student with a focus on “drone based robust control schemes against varying time delays”

Subject description
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.

Job description
As an Early-stage Researcher (ESR) in the AERO-TRAIN project, you will contribute to the overall research through your ESR project, where the candidate will involve dense research activities in the area of designing, experimenting and theoretical control development in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, you will develop control algorithms for stable teleoperation of an UAV in remote areas with drone to base communication latency, computation latency, and the operation and control time delays. Towards this end goal your area of research will include:

  • Networked Controlled Systems
  • Switching control
  • Non-linear control
  • Time-delay systems
  • Passivity and robust control
  • Linear Matrix Inequalities
  • Adaptive Control
  • Reconfigurable Control
  • Statistic design of experiments

You will work with colleagues at LTU Robotics and AI group, as well as with the other ESRs of the AERO-TRAIN project. Besides working on their project at LTU Robotics and AI group, the successful candidate will participate in network-wide training events like summer schools and retreats. Moreover, the PhD student will conduct secondments at other network partners. 

The successful candidate will receive an employment full time contract and a competitive gross salary in accordance with Luleå University of Technology’s standards. The expected start date for the position is May-September 2021.

Candidate profile
The ESR applicants should have:

  • An outstanding academic record, excellent skills and ideally proven experience in the fields of Robotics and Automatic Control. Experience in the field of areal robotics and real life experimentation are beneficial.
  • Excellent methodological skills and an analytical mind-set, ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Outstanding communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • High motivation, ambition and enthusiasm about research in physical manipulation with aerial robots.
  • Excited to work and collaborate with a diverse team of robotics researchers and engineers.

For applications please follow this link:

https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4463&rmlang=UK

Job Reference: 586-2021

Kind Regards,
--------------------------------------------
George Nikolakopoulos
Professor and Chair for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Robotics Team: https://www.ltu.se/robotics 
CoSTAR Team: https://costar.jpl.nasa.gov/   
ARTEMIS Scientific Council Member - https://artemis-ia.eu/
SPIRE Task Force Member - https://www.spire2030.eu/ 
Web: www.gnikolak.com

Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Luleå University of Technology
SE-97187 Luleå, SWEDEN
Email: geonik@ltu.se   
Tel:0046(0)920-49 1298
Skype: george_nikolakopoulos
Twitter: geonikolak   
--------------------------------------------