Open positions for PhD Students and Postdocs at the Autonomous Learning Group with Dr. Georg Martius at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany
Details: http://georg.playfulmachines.com/ - section-182
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen: http://is.tuebingen.mpg.de
The Max Planck Institutes are world-class research institutions. The goal of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is to understand the principles of perception, learning and action in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems.
*Research group and topics:*
New research group with focus on autonomous learning and developmental
robotics, led by *Georg Martius*, see http://georg.playfulmachines.com
*We develop new algorithms and theory for making robots curious and to give them the ability to autonomously learn how to act.
*We apply our methods to real robots, in particular, soft and tendon driven systems which we partly build in the lab
Research topics include and combine reinforcement learning, information theory, self-organization, dynamical systems, deep learning, and also soft robotics, mechanical engineering and 3D printing. We largely work with and Python, C++ and Mathematica.
*Contract periods and funding:*
The positions are available from May 2017. The appointment for PhD students
will be for three years and for Postdocs for one or two years and can then be
extended if needed. Fully funded with competitive salary and full social security.
Candidates should have an education in computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or any related field. Required are strong mathematical and programming skills as well as the ability to communicate and work well in a team.
*Application details and instructions:*
http://georg.playfulmachines.com/ - section-182
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, we seek to increase the number of women and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.
Official deadline is March 18, 2017, but later applications might still be considered.