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ID:  1745
Function:  Engineering

Odense S, South Denmark, DK

PhD-Candidate in Predictive Maintenance for Cobot Applications using AI, at UR Labs in Universal Robots, Odense, Denmark


Be involved in a specialized robotics company with highly qualified and motivated employees!


We are Universal Robots, a diverse group of forward-thinking, results-oriented people working at the forefront of collaborative robotics. Through our agility, resilience, and results-oriented approach, we are taking our innovative cobot products into more markets and regions than ever before.


PhD-Candidate in Predictive Maintenance for Cobot Applications using AI


Universal Robots and University of Southern Denmark invite applications for a fully funded three-year Industrial PhD position in predictive maintenance for cobot applications using AI. The goal of the project is to identify and avoid unstable operation of cobots due to error-prone programming or variances in the application. You will study software technologies to deploy the AI solution in a cobot-setting, balancing challenges related to data access, accuracy, and application insights. The project will prototype solutions for UR cobots.


The position includes an enrollment as an Industrial PhD Student at SDU and connect with a larger initiative within Edge-based AI under the DIREC (Digital Research Center Denmark), in collaboration with specialists and industrial researchers.


At Universal Robots you will join the Strategic Research team, and we expect you to have the ambition to use this candidateship to set the stones for your future career with us. This includes committing to the difficult balance between conducting results-oriented and state-of-the-art research, while working with the Universal Robots organization and our customers to deeply understand our product along with the challenges of the real-world and inventing scalable solutions to these problems.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Conducting research in the intersection between academia and the industry. Diving deep into artificial intelligence and software technologies while keeping a clear focus on their applicability to cobot applications.
  • Publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact. Supplying to the Patent portfolio of Universal Robots with your inventions and use it as a part of your publishing strategy.
  • Being part of the DIREC initiative working with Edge-based AI co-working with other specialists and researchers.


Qualifications, Experience, Skills, & Education Required:

  • Genuine interest in understanding collaborative robots and real-world manufacturing and to use your AI skills to seek them.
  • MSc degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics or equivalent
  • Grades to get enrolled at the PhD School of SDU at the Technical Faculty
  • Comfortable learning new programming languages if needed
  • Experience (or a genuine interest) in doing research
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working both independently and within a team
  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written


Join the Future - Join Universal Robots


We ask a lot from our employees, but in exchange we offer an exciting job working alongside other skilled, hardworking, and passionate colleagues. We value mutual respect, we have an informal work atmosphere, and we value differences.


Apply for the job


Apply for this job on our website under "Career" by clicking "Apply for the job”. Include your CV, letter of motivation and graduation diplomas. As the positions includes a PhD enrollment a grade transcript must also be included.


Want to hear more about working with us? Check this out! Learn more about the groundbreaking products you will be working with at Universal Robotshttp://www.universal-robots.com. You are also welcomed to send an email to Head of Innovation Anders Beck at abbe@universal-robots.com if you have any questions about the position.


Universal Robots is part of Teradyne Inc.

We will conduct interviews ongoing, until we have the right candidate.

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