PhD Neuromorphic perception for drones

Updated: 15 days ago
Deadline: 10 Jun 2021

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before the 10th of June 2021 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

Include a cover letter along with a detailed curriculum vitae, a separate motivation letter stating why the proposed research topic interests you, electronic links to or copies of a few selected publications (if applicable), an overview of possible “hobby projects” in the area of AI / robotics / drones, the summary of your MSc thesis, your MSc and BSc course programs and the corresponding grades, names and addresses of two to three reference persons, and other information that might be relevant to your application. Job interviews will take place from June 10 – June 30, 2021


[1] Paredes-Vallés, F., Scheper, K. Y., & de Croon, G. C. H. E. (2019). Unsupervised learning of a hierarchical spiking neural network for optical flow estimation: From events to global motion perception. IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence, 42(8), 2051-2064.

[2] de Croon, G. C. H. E., De Wagter, C., & Seidl, T. (2021). Enhancing optical-flow-based control by learning visual appearance cues for flying robots. Nature Machine Intelligence, 3(1), 33-41.

[3] Ho, H. W., De Wagter, C., Remes, B. D. W., & de Croon, G. C. H. E. (2015). Optical flow for self-supervised learning of obstacle appearance. In 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 3098-3104). IEEE.

[4] Dupeyroux, J., Hagenaars, J., Paredes-Vallés, F., & de Croon, G. C. H. E. (accepted at ICRA 2021). Neuromorphic control for optic-flow-based landings of MAVs using the Loihi processor.

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