Postdoc/PhD Positions in Robot Learning and Reinforcement Learning

Postdoc/PhD positions available at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group at Darmstadt University of Technology / Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

The Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group invites applications for several research positions (postdoc/phd) in the domain of robot learning and reinforcement learning. The core focus of the group evolves around the problem how we can endow robots with new motor skill and allow them to self-improve their abilities. In order to approach this topic, we develop novel machine learning methods, evaluate possibilities from the perspective of classical robotics and follow biological inspiration from human motor control.

The researcher will be embedded in this highly international research group lead by Jan Peters which is centered at Darmstadt, Germany but is tightly intertwined with the Department of Empirical Inference & Machine Learning at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as well as the Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab at the University of Southern California. The researcher will encouraged to partake in the our collaborations with many important machine learning and robotics groups in North America, Europe and Japan.
More background can be found at the preliminary homepage

The successful candidate should fit in with these interests and should have a strong background in either robotics and machine learning, ideally in both.
Applications of scientists with background in reinforcement learning, imitation learning, robot learning, robot grasping and manipulation, motor skill learning, and biomimetic robotics are particularly encouraged. The positions are to be filled as soon as possible and are available immediately. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled. The application should include a cover letter stating the candidates research interests, curriculum vita, list of publications, and names of three referees. Electronic submission is requested.


Contact Information:
Prof. Jan Peters, Ph.D.
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, FB Informatik
Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
phone: +49-6151-16 7351
fax: +49-6151-16 7374
email: peters(at)