Research Assistant (HiWi) in Robotics (f/m)

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Solid State Research & Material Sciences Structural and Cell Biology


Type of Job

Young Researchers

Research Assistant (HiWi) - Robotics

Job offer from December 20, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart is looking for a student research assistant or so called HiWi (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) within the Physical Intelligence Department.

Our research

The scope of the project is to design and manufacture miniature magnetic components which can assemble into robots and apply machine learning methods to make such assembled robots walk on a surface. This position will give the candidate an opportunity to explore magnetic miniature robots, parametric machine learning methods, multi-material 3D printing, and self-assembly research.

The goal of this project is to apply machine learning methods on self-assembled magnetic miniature robots in order to demonstrate various walking behaviors.

Your profile

  • you are matriculated as master students at a German university (obligatory for HiWis) and are located in the Stuttgart area,
  • you have very good communication skills in English,
  • you have already completed a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or mechatronics,
  • you have hands-on experience with MATLAB and C++, machine learning and image processing algorithms, trajectory feedback control in embedded circuits, CAD design software, such as Solidworks or AutoCAD

Our offer

The position is limited from February 2018 to June 2018. The duration of the position may be extended.

In case of a HiWi job, the maximal number of work hours is 20 hours per week/83 hours a month, and preference would be given for applicants available for more than 40 hours per month.

The MPI for Intelligent Systems is one of the world's leading research institutions for machine learning, computer vision and robotics, studying the concepts of intelligence and autonomy on every conceptual scale. We offer an interdisciplinary, open research environment among international staff, with connections to institutions within and outside of Germany. The post is ideally suited for students looking to extend their scientific and cultural horizons. Master students holding a Bachelor’s degree will be paid 11.52 euros per hour.

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. Furthermore, 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.

Applications and inquiries should be sent quoting reference number 90.17, accompanied by a one-page CV to Patricia Martinez at . For questions regarding the detail of the position, please contact Dr. Utku Culha at .


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