Modular reconfigurable robots (MRRs) are composed of interchangeable mechatronic modules that can be rearranged to adapt a robot to operate under new circumstances, perform different tasks, or recover from damage. It is anticipated the situations in which manually reconfigured MRRs will be deployed require the use of semi-automatic shared human-robot control. This work will involve the development of a shared trajectory-tracking control system for a MRR. In collaboration with other project participants, the researcher will be expected to conduct both theoretical analyses (e.g. using Lyapunov stability and homogeneity) and experimental implementation/validation on a mobile robot (using ROS-based software).
Additional research activities in the context of other research projects on similar topics may be defined in due course with the mutual agreement between research assistant and supervisor. If the supervision of this activity taking place within another project is done in detail by a different professor/researcher, the main supervisor has to explicitly countersign the part of the report regarding the activity on additional research projects.
Gross annual remuneration: 29.100 Euro
Duration of the contract: 12 months – Possible extension until the following date, whereas such an extension of the contract is necessary to complete the project and is subject to a positive assessment of the activity performed, as well as the availability of financial resources: 31-12-2022
Anticipated start of contract: 01-01-2021
Minimum degree requirements: PhD or equivalent foreign degree in one of the following fields: Systems and Control Engineering (ING-INF/04); (09/A field) Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering, Ocean/Marine Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Required Language skills:
- a B2 language certificate in English (or native speaker); and
- a B2 language certificate in either Italian and/or German (or native speaker).