Doctoral Position Available in Robot Learning for Vision-driven Manipulation
Université catholique de Louvain
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium  
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Location : UCLouvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

Starting Date : Early 2021

Duration : 4Y

Supervisor : Renaud Detry

Announcement Posted On : Sept 15

Status and additional information :

The ICTEAM at UCLouvain, Belgium, is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on robot learning for vision-driven manipulation.

The project is articulated around the problem of guiding multi-step manipulation tasks using vision and touch, in a way that is loosely related to the model described at :

http : / / / publications / Detry-2017-IROS.pdf

Funding is available for two years, and it is expected that an additional two years of support will be provided (4 years total).

UCLouvain is Belgium's largest French-speaking university. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, a short train hop away from Brussels.

UCLouvain's ICTEAM is home for more than 40 professors and more than 200 researchers operating in key fields of information and communication technologies, electronics, computer science and applied mathematics.

TA Work

The successful candidate will assist with teaching computer-science courses, for approximately 6 hours per week.


The successful candidate must have a degree(s) in Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science or a related field, and fluency in at least one mainstream computer programming language.

Candidates must demonstrate their ability to assist with the TA work, either with a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or the transcripts of courses related to computer science.

A machine-learning background is strongly valued.


Applicants must submit :

  • a one-page cover letter describing their background and interests,
  • curriculum vitae (including publications),
  • availability (earliest feasible starting date),
  • if available, a link to the candidate's SCM page (e.g., on that illustrates past programming projects,
  • Two reference letters,
  • a copy of academic transcripts (bachelor / master grades).
  • Applications should be sent, *in a single PDF document*, to :


    Questions can be directed to the same address.

    Applications can be sent immediately and will be evaluated until the position is taken. To verify if the position is still available, visit http : / / renaud-detry.

    net / jobs / vac / uclouvain-fsr-2020a.php.


    Web site for additional job details

    http : / / / jobs / vac / uclouvain-fsr-2020a.php

    Offer Requirements


    Computer science : Master Degree or equivalent

    Engineering : Master Degree or equivalent

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