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Doctoral student in Robot exploration and modelling of 3D spaces

6 days ago | Closing on Dec 27
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in Robot exploration and modelling of 3D spaces
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Dec 27
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in Robot exploration and modelling of 3D spaces

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Computer science

We will develop methods for autonomous robot exploration and modeling in full 3D. The model should gradually, over time and with more and more observations available, decompose space into its component in a hierarchical fashion. The model will support localization and navigation tasks without sacrificing performance compared to traditional methods while catering for high-level reasoning and the execution of tasks that require a deeper spatial understanding. This will be accompanied with an exploration strategy, leveraging the model of space, trading traditional exploration objectives for geometric completeness in the map and the uncertainty in the position estimate of the robot against objectives relating to what level space has been understood.  

Applicants should have a technical background and already have worked with robots, preferably flying ones, and understand and appreciate what it means to deal with the real world. The project is financed by Vetenskapsrådet and the studies will be carried out at the division of Robotics, perception and learning at the school of EECS, KTH. 

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH's Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Access to an excellent research environment with approximately 60 employees and a well-equipped lab.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at an advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH, you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or her work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyze and work with complex issues.

Candidates must be fluent orally and in writing in English. You need to have very good programming skills in C++ and Python, very good computer systems skills, very good skills in and documented experience with ROS.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for the doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: In agreement with supervisor
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: J-2018-2626
Contact:
  1. Patric Jensfeldt, Professor, patric@kth.se
  2. Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer, sarahku@kth.se
Published: 2018-12-06
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