(closed) student assistant

in Advances in Learning, Inference and Control for Spatial Reasoning


The Machine Learning Research Lab (MLRL) is looking for a student assistants (f/m/d) in the domain of machine learning, localisation, mapping and optimal control in Munich.

The MLRL is part of Volkswagen Group IT and tackles fundamental research in machine learning and optimal control.

We develop new methods for modelling and control of dynamical systems. We work with learning generative world models, simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) based on onboard sensors of mobile robots as well as the optimal control of those. In a final step, these algorithms are tested on real systems, e.g. robot arms or mobile robots.

The last step is the focus of this position.

For this purpose a robot lab with a variety of robotic systems, motion capture systems, a diverse set of sensors and so forth is available.

See our recent blog post on the topic.

Your Tasks

  • development of a hardware interface to a mobile robot, the QCar manufactured by Quanser;
  • development of a simulation environment mimicking that robot;
  • programming of automated tests on real robot hardware for continuous integration;
  • building up a experimental site using LiDAR, cameras, intertial measurement units, etc.;
  • programming of time series models and extensions of machine-learning pipelines;
  • evaluation of these models on the simulator and real robot.

Your Qualifications

You should meet a few of these and be eager to learn about the rest.

  • student (bachelor/master) in a STEM-related discipline;
  • interest in machine learning, robotics, computer vision, technical and mathematical challenges;
  • very good with Python and C++;
  • very good with git, docker, gitlab CI;
  • very good with simulations, such as PyBullet, PhysX, OpenAI Gym;
  • knowledgeable in probabilistic machine learning, reinforcement learning, control;
  • some knowledge in robotics, electrical engineering, CAD, rapid prototyping;
  • excellent communication and social skills.

Please contact us at arg-min \(\text{@}\) argmax.ai if you are interested. Mention "spatial reasoning" in your email subject for this particular opening.

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