Research Assistant (HiWi)

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen

Solid State Research & Material Sciences Structural and Cell Biology Computer Science

(Kennziffer 64.17)

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Research Assistant (HiWi)

Job offer from September 01, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is looking in its Tübingen branch for a Research Assistant (HiWi) for the Perceiving Systems Department. Title: Aerial Outdoor Motion Capture (AirCap).

The research

Within the scope of the Max Planck grassroots project MAVOCAP/AirCap, there are a few open student assistant (HiWi) positions as well as the opportunity for doing your master thesis. If you like making robots (specially, aerial robots), have an interest in computer vision/machine learning, and enjoy programming, this position will be suitable for you. Within Aircap, there are several ongoing/planned sub-projects, e.g.:

1. Tracked object-driven formation control of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs)
1. Vision-based autonomous control for vertical takeoff of MAVs
2. Vision-based teammate detection and tracking in a MAV swarm
3. Vision-based anomalous behavior identification of teammate MAVs
4. Learning in simulation for cooperative MAV behaviors

Your profile

In general, the position seeks students with background in Electrical or Computer engineering but is not limited to these areas. You should be available to work 40 hours per month or more.

Your tasks

The HiWi responsibilities include

  • day-to-day upkeep of robot hardware and software repositories and
  • directly collaborating with one of the team members on an ongoing sub-project within AirCap.

Master theses topics may be arranged after discussion with the project leader on a case-to-case basis, but will remain within the scope of the project AirCap.

Our offer

Students without a Bachelor’s degree will earn 9.90 Euros per hour. Master students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid 11.52 Euros per hour. The positions will be open until filled. The duration of the contract is for six months with the possibility of an extension.

Your application

The Max Planck society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. 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.

Please direct your applications quoting reference number 64.17 to . The position is open until filled but preference will be given to applications received by September 15, 2017. Inquiries should be sent to

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Spemannstr. 34
72076 Tübingen

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