Universiteit van Amsterdam

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PhD student position in "Algorithms for Manipulation Planning with Imperfect Parts and Inaccurate Manipulators", Utrecht (The Netherlands)

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University has a job opening for a PhD researcher (1,0 fte) in the research project 'Algorithms for Manipulation Planning with Imperfect Parts and Inaccurate Manipulators'. The PhD student will work in the area of Algorithmic Automation, and will be supervised by dr. Frank van der Stappen.

Industrial automation systems must rely on simple manipulators and modest sensing capabilities to be reliable and inexpensive. Research of the past decade shows that systems based on such components are amenable to systematic analysis and design. However, existing results assume perfectly-shaped parts and manipulators that operate with infinite precision. The goal of this project is to tackle this severe idealization and design algorithms for planning manipulation tasks that are guaranteed to work despite part imperfection and manipulator inaccuracy.

Vacancy number 64103. Applications must be received before 31 May 2011. For more information, see http://www.cs.uu.nl/vacatures/en/64103.html Or contact dr. Frank van der Stappen at .

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