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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD and PostDoc positions, Vision4Robotics, Wien, AUSTRIA


The Vision4Robotics Team (http://v4r.acin.tuwien.ac.at/) at TUW (Technische
Universitaet Wien) invites applications for PhD and PostDoc positions to
start 15 June 2013 or later.

Topics:
- Safe navigation in user homes (developing solutions to challenges at home
such as tight space, reliable localisation, and detecting small obstacles on
the floor using RGB-D sensors)
- Grasping anything from the floor (detecting small objects in RGB-D images,
grasp generation and execution)

The positions are related to EU Projects HOBBIT (http://hobbit-project.eu/)
and Squirrel (starting in 2014). The tasks are to contribute resp. to lead a
team that develops methods to operate robots at home (robots will be newly
designed by Metralabs following the prototypes on the Web-page). The project
goal is to make older users feel safe longer at home and to prevent falls by
cleaning up the floor and by detecting potential risks such as blocked ways
and rolled carpets. The projects are highly visible in the press and will
lead to studies in actual user homes.
Regarding navigation collaboration with the team of Wolfram Burgard at the
University of Freiburg is foreseen.

Applicants are expected to have background and experience in vision and
robotics, excellent coding skills, and excitement to work in a research 
team.
Salaries follow the Austrian regulations for researchers and start at a 
total
of 35kEuro resp. 49kEuro annually depending on prior qualification.

Applications with CV and copies of latest works (e.g., top publications,
Extract of Master thesis) should be sent to Markus Vincze
(vincze@acin.tuwien.ac.at). If you need any further details, please ask.
Thank you and best regards


Markus Vincze

Technische Universitt Wien
Automatisierungs- und Regelungstechnik Institut Prof. Dr.techn. Markus 
Vincze
Gusshausstr. 27/376
1040 Wien, Austria, Europe
Tel.: +43 158801 376611
Fax: +43 158801 937697
Web: www.acin.tuwien.ac.at & v4r.acin.tuwien.ac.at
email: vincze@acin.tuwien.ac.at