Open researcher positions

Digital Twin Knowledge Base for submarine robot inspection/manipulation

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) investigates methods for cognition-enabled robot control. The research is at the intersection of robotics and Artificial Intelligence and includes methods for intelligent perception, dexterous object manipulation, plan-based robot control, and knowledge representation for robots.

As a researcher of the IAI, you actively research by applying and extending the elaborated methods and tools of the IAI (e.g., CRAM, KnowRoB, and openEASE) to the uncertainties of limited resources, computation, and sensor data of submarine robots. You develop a Digital Twin that simulates harsh continuously evolving environments and service tasks on real robots. You design a detailed representation of an environment to be inspected, including data coming from past inspections, both similar and different (e.g., transfer learning from an inspection of the interior of an installation). Your research will be especially the environment representation, semantic annotation, and sensor data fusion deal with noisy data and unreliable information in dynamic environments. You work with IAI researchers and engineers of the ROSEN Group, implementing a service for underwater pipeline inspection and maintenance.

Prerequisites: You have a strong background in some of the following fields:

  • Digital Twins
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Data structures
  • Data Stream Representation.

Hiring institution: University of Bremen

PhD Enrollment: PhD position in the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at University of Bremen. The project involves collaboration with ROSEN in Bremen and UiO in Oslo.

The PhD examination acceptance requires a “Certificate of Equivalence for Foreign Vocational Qualifications”. More information available at https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education/certificate-of-equivalence.html and https://www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/sites/international/Studieren_in_Bremen/AnerkennungPromotion.pdf . Obtaining such a certificate is not necessary for the job application, but it is required later in the recruitment process.

Duration of the project: 36 months

Main Academic Supervisor: Prof. Michael Beetz, contact: beetz@cs.uni-bremen.de

Co-supervisors: prof. Einar Broch Johnsen (UiO, Norway), dr. Peter Kampmann (ROSEN, Germany)

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  • Good C++ programming skills
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  • Experience with simulators/physics-/game- engines
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine API
  • Familiar with version-control systems (git)
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

Contact: Andrei Haidu

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Bonus: Working with state of the art 3D Scanners Go!SCAN for creating sketching new models.

Requirements:

  • Experience with Blender / Maya (or other)
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine material / lightning development
  • Familiar with version-control systems (git)
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

Contact: Andrei Haidu