In this position, you extend the scope of EAVISE out to control systems where the camera (including non-classical cameras) is used as a sensor to control a process or machine. Indeed, in many applications the detection task based on camera images is but a first step of the solution, after which a system must be steered physically. Examples include vision-based autonomous drones and vehicles, visual servoing for industrial robots and industrial process control by means of visual sensors in manufacturing and chemical processes. In this vision-in-the-loop schemes, the extremely rich data such a camera sensor can provide has very important benefits, but at the same time yield very significant challenges, including the limited frame rate, the non-negligible latency of today's complex state -of-the-art image processing and computer vision algorithms and non-negligible error margins on their detection results. In many cases, the classic optical RGB camera is rather limited in its possibilities of perception, so this research position extends EAVISE’s scope towards non-classical cameras such as thermal infrared, multi- and hyperspectral, high dynamic range cameras, light field cameras, etc. This ZAP vacancy builds a bridge with the research groups O&P and PETLab at Campus De Nayer, where vision-based control is applied.
- You develop a research programme at an international level in vision-based control systems.
- You strengthen existing research lines and provide additional complementary expertise.
- You engage in targeted scientific research, resulting in PhD’s and publications that meet international standards and lead to broad international recognition.
- You support or initiate a network of companies through the valorisation of research results and by delivering industrial services, aimed at strengthening industrial innovation.
- As part of your research programme, you develop an international partnership, within the academic world as well as with industrial partners.
- You are able to acquire competitive funding, both project-based government funding as well as industrial funding.
- You strive for excellence and thus contribute to the further development of the research group and the faculty.
- You pay the required attention to the social valorisation of your research results.
You provide high-quality education for both bachelor and master students in the field of control theory, image processing, electricity basics, electrical machines or electrical drives, with a clear commitment to the quality of the programme as a whole. You contribute to the faculty’s and the university’s pedagogical project by guiding student projects (fo...