- High speed quality assessment of potatoes, bulbs, onions, is important for industry. We have worked on a machine that makes a 3D image of a product that flies by between two conveyor belts, and that determines the volume, shape and damage of the product instantaneously.
- Biodiversity in the world is under pressure. To help assess measures to improve biodiversity, we apply deep learning technologies. On images of the seabed taken by underwater drones and on images of lakes and fields taken from planes, we use these techniques to determine the variety and amount of species present.
These are just two examples of projects that we work on for our customers. Can you see a role for innovative agro food robotics assignments for a healthy and sustainable society and are you interested in leading these projects? Then, we are looking for you!
We are looking for a passionate project leader who understands the needs of the customer, who helps to formulate the project plan and who leads the project execution within the Agro Food Robotics (AFR) team.
You take part in the Agro Food Robotics (AFR) team as expert and as project manager. As a project leader you find a good balance between the creativity of innovative research and the translation to practical solutions. You work with multidisciplinary project teams of highly educated professionals. As project leader you are the contact person for the external client, you make sure that commitments are made and met within time and budget.
We ask of you that you are not just a superb project leader, but also that you have excellent research & development skills in the fields of computer vision, machine learning, and/or robotics. Besides that, you have experience in network building. You can operate on a conceptual level, you can manage a research project team and you have a practical view of the world that enables you to realise solutions with real customer value.
You have the critical and creative attitude of an independent researcher and will always look at what a solution means for the customer, what impact can be created. That means that communicating and listening are important character traits. Moreover, you are capable for expressing yourself in oral and written communications.
You will be involved in the whole duration of the project, from the first contact with the customer to the delivery of the end result. You will get the opportunity to learn many new things and to give a personal contribution to innovative projects. We expect you to be both independent and a team player in multiple projects at the same time. As a valued team member, you are flexible and keen to find solutions.