[ros-users] [jobs] "Play" with Care-O-bot? Application deadline for SECURE Marie Curie positions approaching

Bormann, Richard Richard.Bormann at ipa.fraunhofer.de
Thu Nov 19 10:06:13 UTC 2015

Dear colleagues,
The deadline, November 30, for applying to our Marie Curie positions in the SECURE project  is approaching. 

We are searching for two outstanding, highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidates (earned masters' degree in computer science, mechatronics, mathematics or related field) to join our team in the areas of 
- Motion planning for mobile manipulators, for details and online application form see https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/23637/Description/2 
- Multi-modal modelling and motion prediction in dynamic environments, for details and online application form see https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/23834/Description/2. 

The solutions will be implemented and tested on the Care-O-bot 4 platform within end-user targeting applications. The robotic home assistant Care-O-bot (www.care-o-bot.de) serves as technology and application platform for service robotics research and is one of the most advanced platforms of its kind. You will be hosted at the department "Robot and Assistive Systems" of Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart, Germany (http://www.ipa.fraunhofer.de/en/robot_assistivesystems). Fraunhofer is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization. Therefore, we are actively working on transferring technologies and applications developed on Care-O-bot to new products and solutions: from production and logistics to public environments, care facilities and private homes.

The SECURE (Safety Enables Cooperation in Uncertain Robotic Environments) project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) with the primary aim to train a new generation of researchers on safe cognitive robot concepts for human work and living spaces on the most advanced service robot platforms available in Europe. The Early-Stage Research (ESR) fellows will be trained towards earning a PhD through an innovative concept of project-based learning and constructivist learning in supervised peer networks where the ambitious fellows will gain experience from an inter-sectoral programme involving universities, research institutes, large and SME companies from public and private sectors.

Early-stage researchers shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation (Germany) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

The contract will be awarded for three years with a predicted starting date January 15, 2016 or as soon as the position can be filled.

Looking forward to receiving your application, best wishes, Birgit Graf

Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inf. Birgit GRAF, Fraunhofer IPA 
Group Manager Domestic and Personal Robotics 
Department Robot and Assistive Systems 
Nobelstrasse 12, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany) 
Phone +49(0)711-970-1910, Fax +49(0)711-970-1008
Skype: birgit.graf
mailto:birgit.graf at ipa.fraunhofer.de 

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