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The Robotics, Perception, and Manipulation (RPM) Lab at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is looking to fill multiple Ph.D. positions in the Fall of 2023.
We focus on addressing the fundamental question of “What should/does/can a physical object in our environment mean to a robot?” thus leading to the following research questions.
We are interested in application domains (healthcare, climate change, agriculture, etc.) where our research solutions can make a huge impact.
To answer the above research questions, the lab is interested in a wide range of research topics, such as:
We are looking for some combination of the following technical skills:
Interested candidates must apply through the CS&E admission portal https://cse.umn.edu/cs/phd-admissions and mention Prof. Karthik Desingh as a potential advisor.
Applicants are encouraged to include a link to their personal website, project pages, GitHub code, and any multimedia supporting the projects in their CV. Candidates with relevant experience in the abovementioned areas and a healthy publication record are encouraged to apply. However, a strong preference will be given to candidates with publications (in the following or other similar venues: RSS, ICRA, CoRL, IROS, CVPR, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, etc.) and-or experience in working with real robotic systems.
In addition to researching on some of the most compelling problems in robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, successful applicants can expect to
If you are a Master’s student at the University of Minnesota and would like to gain research experience in the areas that RPM lab focuses on, please fill out this google-form. We will reach out to you if we have a project that matches your skills. Currently, we do not have funding for research assistantships for Master’s students. We highly encourage students to apply either for a capstone project (1 semester duration) or a Master’s thesis project (typically 1 year duration).
If you are an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota and would like to gain research experience toward graduate school application in the future semesters, please fill out this google-form. We will reach out to you if we have a project that matches your skillsets. For funding please look into UROP and REU programs. We highly encourage students to apply for a directed/independent research credit, where they will work on a project with a graduate student.