MASTER THESIS: ON-CHIP SPIKING ROBOT CONTROL BASED ON REINFORCEMENT LEARNING (M/F/D)

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In the Neuromorphic Computing department, we search for a talented
 

Master Student Neuromorphic AI Vision (m/f/d) (non paid) 

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Your tasks:

  • Perform research on Spiking Reinforcement Learning with an event-based camera on a KUKA IIWA robot (simulated and hardware)

  • Setup an experiment where the robot learns to insert an object in a hole based on visual guidance from the event-based camera

  • In the frame of hip manufacturer, become part of a team that works in event-based machine vision for robotics applications

  • Implement your research on the Loihi neuromorphic chip and state-of-the-art event-based cameras

  • Be an active part of the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community and participate in workshops, present your work, write publications

  • Simulate on the Neurorobotics Platform (our neuromorphic computing simulation tool), and connect with a large European team of experts and the EU flagship Human Brain Project

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Your profile:

  • Enrolled in a Masters Program in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, neuromorphic computing or a similar topic

  • Strong hands-on skills in Deep Learning, especially in image and/or sensor processing

  • Ability to read and implement machine learning related math

  • Fluency in software development in Python and/or Javascript, C++

  • A passion for applied science, technology and product development

  • Strong relational skills, positive thinking and team player mindset

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Our offer:

  • Immersion in an ecosystem of world leading research labs in neuromorphic computing within the INRC

  • Participation in a prestigious European project of global prominence in simulation-based neuroscience (Human Brain Project)

  • First class offices in central Munich (Nordfriedhof) in the 27th floor with panoramic view on the city and the alps

  • Friendly atmosphere, agile work flows

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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 to our job portal. https://recruitment.fortiss.org/

Job-ID: NC_MS_01-2021

Contact: Axel von Arnim