PhD Call: Advancing Autonomy in Aerial Robotics
The recently established "Autonomous Robots Lab" at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is opening PhD positions in the field of advanced navigational and operational autonomy for aerial robotics. The main focus of the envisaged research efforts will be related with leveraging the currently achieved autonomy levels towards enabling what we call autonomous aerial service robotic co–workers, a new class of robots that simultaneously perceive their environment, decide their actions, collaborate with other robots, plan and actuate themselves so that useful work tasks take place for the benefit of our societies. We explicitly aim to contribute into closing the “Perception–Navigation–Action loops” and through that not only improve the individual modules (perception, path planning and control) but further exploit them through their tight combination. PhD candidates with path planning/control or robotic perception background are equally welcome to apply. The salaries are competitive by international and national standards.
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