Ph.D. Student

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Oct 2022

We are recruiting a PhD student to work on the study and development of modular and reconfigurable collaborative robots for precision agriculture.

The research will involve the development of automatically reconfigurable robots, both in terms of sensors and tools, as well as automatic control and trajectory/path planning. 

The research will be conducted at the UniBZ Field Robotics Lab at NOI tech-park, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Italia Arena Lab and the Laimburg Agricultural Research Center.

Applicants should have a strong background in mechatronics, and/or control systems engineering.

Please note that candidates are required to have been awarded their MS degree before 31 October 2022. 

The majority of the candidate's thesis research will be conducted on-site at the UniBZ FiRST Lab and the doctoral candidate must be physically present during this time. The project also requires the PhD candidate to spend 6 months performing part of his/her thesis research at a collaborating university outside of Italy, and 6 months performing part of her/his thesis research at a collaborating company/research center near UniBZ. Students must be willing to relocate during the study abroad period (the stipend is augmented during this time to compensate for the costs of relocating, etc.).

The application includes a personal statement, in which the applicant should describe her/his interest in the research topic and discuss any ideas/plans they might have for approaching the problem.


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