The CST-Robotics group is involved in several projects at national and international level and has ongoing collaborations with leading robotics companies. Example projects relate to advanced control of medical manipulators, mobile robots' collaborative perception and mapping (world modelling), multi-robot control and human-robot interaction mediated by virtual/mixed reality.
Based on a candidate's profile and ambitions, we will find the best project's match.
We are looking for highly motivated students with a diversity of interests and excellent communication skills which are intrigued by developing theoretical results that can be demonstrated in practice.
The ideal candidates are also willing to actively engage with our partners to discuss results and identify exciting research directions.
We offer state-of-the-art lab equipment with more than ten heterogenous mobile robots, a large arena for lab testing, VR equipment, multiple manipulators and several motion capture systems.
Important values within the CST-Robotics group are creativity, teamwork and empathy. The group is the home of Tech United Eindhoven, current world champion in RoboCup MSL robot soccer and the @Home competition for domestic service robots. Prior experience with the RoboCup competition or similar activities is considered a plus.
The Control Systems Technology
section as part of the department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) has an internationally recognized reputation in mechatronics, precision motion control and robotics. CST targets areas in Precision Machines, Robotics, Biomedical and Automotive engineering by designing performance based controllers, intelligent machine and algorithm designs. CST has a track record of over twenty years in bringing state-of-the-art systems and control theory into new designs and high-tech applications.
The CST group has a track record in European projects. It was coordinator of the FP7 - ROBOEARTH project, is and has been participating in H2020 projects EUREYECASE, ROPOD, AUTOPILOT and more recently SAFE-UP and many more European and nationally funded projects (INTEREG, OPZUID, FAST).
The model-based, multidisciplinary-oriented approach has proven to be highly valuable in the field of robotics. The CST group is led by Prof. M. Steinbuch and has produced 5 start-ups in the past 10 years (Preceyes, MicroSure, Eindhoven Medical Robotics, Smart Robotics and RUVU).