Doctoral & PostDoctoral Positions at UPM (Spain)

Fernando Matia (matia@disam.upm.es)
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 10:45:14 +0200


ANNOUNCEMENT OF DOCTORAL OR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

One doctoral or postdoctoral position is available for the years 1997,
1998 and 1999 at the Department of Automatic Control, Electronic
Engineering and Computing Science (DISAM) of the UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA
DE MADRID, Spain.

DURATION AND SALARY

The research visit will be from 6 to 24 months starting as soon as
possible. The salary will be between 1,100 and 1,700 ECUS per month
depending on the candidate experience.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The work to perfom will be in the field of Mobile Robotics within the
project MOBINET: Mobile Robotics Technology for Health Care Services
Research Network (Training and Mobility of Researchers program of the
European Community). The project is coordinated by ZENON, S.A. (Greece).
12 partners from different countries of Europe are involved in the
project.

The outcome of the project is the scientific work for the design of the
prototype of an intelligent and autonomous mobile robot with high
maneuverability and manipulability features. Operational features of the
proposed mobile robot will include execution of complicated manipulation
and transportation tasks. The design of the prototype will address fully
autonomous operation. Sensors and methods for environment perception and
representation will be analyzed. The behavior of the robot will be
optimized for indoor health care tasks, interacting with the user by
high level commands. All levels of autonomy will be addressed.

The work related with this position will include the setup (hardware
and software) of a mobile platform for the purpose of the project.

SCIENTIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

The candidates must have experience in Control Engineering and
Electronics.

CONDITIONS FOR CANDIDATES

The candidate must be a young researcher (less than 35 years old). Each
candidate must be a holder of a doctoral degree or of a degree, obtained
from a University or equivalent institution of higher education, which
qualifies him/her to embark on a doctoral degree. He/she must be a
national of a Member State of the European Community or of an Associated
State. He/she must not be spanish and he/she must not have carried out
his/her normal activities in Spain for more than 18 of the 24 months
prior to his/her appointment.

SUBMISSIONS

Curriculum Vitae must be sent to Fernando Matia, by e-mail if possible.

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Fernando MATIA Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
DISAM - ETSI.Industriales Fax: +34 1 564 29 61
Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2 mailto:matia@disam.upm.es
28006 Madrid (SPAIN) http://www.disam.upm.es
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