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Development of a Graphical Modeling Language for Complex Robotic Systems with Redundancy

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Duration of contract

6 months


up to the German TVöD 5

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"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

The key research area Flying Robots covers several domains of the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center – Aeronautics, Space, Robotics, and Optical Information Systems – in order to exploit synergies in the development of robotics technologies for autonomous flying platforms. The spectrum of our work ranges from low-level control and sensor data processing to mission planning and execution.

We have developed a software framework for communication and configuration of complex robotic systems that is used across a variatey of flying platforms. Features include advanced fault detection mechanisms, connection of redundant sensors and flight control computers, and the coordination of highly distributed software systems.

The data flow for this platforms is described in a single configuration file which has to be maintained and updated for proper operation of the robots. Your task is to develop a graphical modelling language for the automated generation of the data flow configuration taking into account redundant hosts and device drivers.

The starting date is flexible. Please state in your application when you would be available.

Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or in a relevant technical field
  • good German or English language skills
  • good programming skills in C and C++
  • experience with the Linux command line
  • knowledge of the Eclipse Modeling Framework is a plus
  • experience with MATLAB Simulink would be a plus

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Michael Vilzmann
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

Phone: +49 8153 28-1389

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