Open PhD Position at the Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI), Project I

Technical University of Munich


Open PhD Position at the Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI), Project I


The Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI) at the Technical University of Munich is looking for an outstanding PhD applicant.


About us

The Chair of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence (RSI) is a member of the TUM Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), directed by Prof. Sami Haddadin. The MSRM is a globally visible interdisciplinary research center for machine intelligence, which is the integration of robotics, artificial intelligence and perception. Its three central innovation sectors are the future of health, the future of work, and the future of mobility. More than 50 professors from various TUM faculties cooperate within the framework of MSRM. The research focus of RSI is the development of control algorithms, mechatronics, intelligent robotics and prosthetics, robot learning algorithms, foundations of machine intelligence, as well as nonlinear control and systems theory. Furthermore, we offer unified teaching in terms of lectures, laboratories and student projects with a tight connection to cutting-edge research.



We are looking for a PhD candidate with experience in robotics and strong interest to further develop his/her skills. The selected applicant is expected to have:
• Masters-level degree in Robotics, Mechatronics, Computer Science or closely related fields
• Strong background in robotics, kinematics and dynamics
• Strong communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English
• Enthusiastic and highly motivated to complete a PhD
• Prior experience in safe pHRI or collision detection and reaction or contact monitoring is a plus


How to apply?

PhD applications should include the following documents:
• A motivation letter describing your research interests, your qualifications, and why you would be a suitable candidate
• A detailed CV
• Academic transcripts from your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
• Email addresses of at least two references


Interested applicants should send us the necessary documents via email to: quoting “PhD Application, Project I” in the e-mail subject line. Applications will be considered until the positions have been filled. Preference will be given to applications received before October 31, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


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