MASTER THESIS: EVENT-BASED NEUROMORPHIC VISION FOR ROBOTICS (M/W/D)

fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services with headquarters in Munich. The institute currently employs around 180 employees, who collaborate on research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. Research is focused on state of the art methods, techniques and tools of software development, systems & service engineering and their application to reliable, secure cyber-physical systems, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss has the legal structure of a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH). Its shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (as majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research. www.fortiss.org

In the Neuromorphic Computing department, we search for
Master Students (m/f/d)

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Your topic:


You will be integrated in a small team of neuromorphic computing researchers at fortiss. You will be working on one of our neuromorphic vision sensors:

  • an active object identification sensor based on infrared emitters, an event camera and neuromorphic processing
  • a body motion recognition sesor with an event-based camera and online few-shots learning on neuromorphic hardware (Intel Loihi)
This works, which build up on prior simulation prototypes, are part of projects with very large industrial partners. In either topic, you will learn about existing simulated sensors and implement a hardware prototype running code on neuromorphic hardware on real use cases, such as asset monitoring or robot interaction. You will optimize the vision algorithm to suit real conditions and close the sim2real gap. In a second phase, you will enhance the efficiency of the prototype sensor and extend it to a broader scope such as recognize multiple movements or multiple actors at once and estimate their movements amplitude. A publication, in a scientific journal or conference, as a co-author of your supervisor, is most likely expected at the end of your mission.

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Your profile:

  • Excellent bachelor degree in electronics engineering or similar topic
  • Excellent track record in your current masters
  • Fluency in software development (Python, C++)
  • Interest or experience in machine vision, event-based cameras, sensors
  • Residency in Munich or close region

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Our offer:

  • Work in partnership with leading companies in AI
  • Nice working atmosphere in a small team
  • As a public and non-profit research institute, we do not provide financial compensation for a master thesis, therefore, students have to be residing in the Munich area
  • Offices in central Munich (Nordfriedhof) in very high and modern premises with 360° view on Munich

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Did we catch your interest?

 
Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV and a current transcript of records at recruitment.fortiss.org.

Job-ID: NC_MAS_2021_1

Contact: Axel von Arnim