2 PhD Student Positions within Robotics


Aalborg University in Copenhagen has 2 open PhD positions within our new H2020 EU project SCALABLE 4.0 in the area of cognitive robotics for manufacturing.You will be working in a large team which includes, in addition to excellent collaborators in research also collaborating companies such as Peugeot Citroen Automonbiles, Fraunhofer IPA and INESC.

Our robotics lab is located on the AAU campus in the harbour area of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, a very innovative and creative city and the world’s capital for biking.

The project is concerned with autonomous and mobile robots in human-populated manufacturing environments. The aim of the projects is to automate assembly tasks that can presently be done only by humans but which cause physical strains on the human body. The aim is that the robots a) are fast to program and b) are able to deal with natural variability in human-populated environments and c) are part of the manufacturing system while being controlled by an ERP system. This is very different from the usual manufacturing robot systems that are difficult to program and that require highly controlled working environments.

We in Copenhagen are mainly concerned with the development of robot skills, the human robot communication and the programming interface. The two open PhD positions focus on

  1. RealTime robot control within ROS for assembly tasks.
  2. Object 6D pose estimation employing state estimation approaches using Vision and LIDAR Sensors and 3D object recognition in the context of robot assembly tasks.

You should be truly committed, fluent in English, a very(!!) good mathematician and a very good programmer (ROS, C, C++, Phython, Matlab). Ideally, you should have done your master thesis in the area of the thesis. For topic 2, especially applicants with a background in computer science and a focus in state estimation are encouraged to apply.

Our group here is highly international and interdisciplinary, with background in CS, Physics and Mechatronics. You should like French food and the Mediterranean climate because implementation work and system evaluations will be done in close collaboration with our partners from France and Portugal:-)

The salary in Denmark for PhD students is in the area of 3000Euro per month, plus various benefits such as retirement and health benefits.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Robotics

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering several positions as Assistant Professor in Robotics for Manufacturing will be opened for appointment by August 1st 2017.

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (M-Tech) is an innovative research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The mission of the department is to create knowledge about mechanical and manufacturing engineering within the areas of industrial production and mechanical systems and transfer this knowledge to graduates, society, consumers and businesses. Knowledge building is based on strategic and application-oriented research with a generic character.

The Robotics, Vision and Machine Intelligence Lab (RVMI), located on the Campus in Copenhagen, is coordinating/participating in a number of national and EU research projects with strong involvement from industry. Research mainly focuses on cyber-physical systems within Industry 4.0, while other topics of research involve robot skills for industrial tasks, aerial manipulation, robot vision algorithms and systems, efficient visual and multimodal perception, as well as sensor fusion and machine learning algorithms for robotics applications.

We have at least two new positions upcoming for highly committed new colleagues to join our group in Copenhagen. Your research areas will be within the areas of 

  1. Robotics for manufacturing, 
  2. Control
  3. Machine Learning

Teaching will primarily be in B.Sc. Manufacturing and Operations Engineering (MOE) and the upcoming master education.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Volker Krueger, email: vok(AT)