3 positions as Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) are open


Cooperative motion control between Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and marine robotic vehicles for plume tracing

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We have openings for one position as researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (UPORTO), Porto, Portugal. The position is for 10 months and focused on the research challenge of “Cooperative motion control between Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and marine robotic vehicles for plume tracing”. The objective of the project is to develop and test high-level motion control strategies involving multiple autonomous robotic vehicles (UAS and marine robotic systems) to find, track and map plumes fronts in the ocean and estuaries. Key goals include the implementation and validation of the developed concepts through field tests with the robotic vehicles developed at Underwater Systems and Technologies Laboratory (LSTS), in marine science scenarios.

The work will also involve support activities related to innovation, patenting and publications. The assignment assumes participation in some training within the MarineUAS innovative training network. Moreover, the design, development and testing will in part be done in collaboration with the NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway).


Development of advanced an interface system to land rotary-wing UAV on moving platforms

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The Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (FADA-CATEC) is recruiting one Research Engineer in the framework of the H2020 ITN Marine-UAS (http://www.marineuas.eu). The selected candidate will be working in advanced and challenging UAS technological projects in a collaborative and team environment. Moreover, the successful applicant will participate in the training activities organized by MarineUAS partners, and then, will have the opportunity to interact with world class researchers from around Europe.

The main topic of work to be performed by the candidate is the design of an advanced user interface that can assist UAV operators in complex maneuvers, like landing on a moving platform (like ships). The candidate will investigate the use of novel technologies for this interface, such as haptic devices and augmented reality glasses.

Desired background of the candidates: We seek highly motivated engineers with a master degree in Robotics, Mechatronics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related areas. Previous experience in practical UAS development, C/C++ experience, design of user interfaces and us of ROS system will be positively evaluated. Also, it is required that candidates have a fluent level of English, both writing and speaking. Finally, it will be positively evaluated that the candidates hold a university degree that gives access to doctoral studies in Spain (approvable official Master's Degree in Engineering).


Recovery of fixed-wing UAVs on ships using arrest mechanism suspended between two multi-rotors

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There is one open position as researcher at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, in the framework of the H2020 ITN Marine-UAS (http://www.marineuas.eu). The position is for 12 months and focused on the research challenge of “Recovery of fixed-wing UAVs on ships using arrest mechanism suspended between two multi-rotors”. The objective of the project is to develop and test an innovative concept for recovery of fixed-wing UAVs on ships without the need for a runway or special mechanisms installed on the ship.

The research will be conducted within in a small team, where the successful applicant is supported by senior researchers, UAV engineers and pilots at NTNU, students, and professionals at NTNU’s Technology Transfer Office. The assignment assumes participation in some training within the MarineUAS innovative training network. Moreover, the design, development and testing will in part be done collaboration with Maritime Robotics AS, NORUT Tromsø, University of Porto and University in Linköping.

Successful applicants must have a master degree in control engineering, mechatronics, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering or a related area with a good understanding of embedded control systems. Experience with unmanned aerial vehicles, flight control, embedded systems or mechatronics is an advantage.





2017/03/14 07:57, torarnj

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