Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Control

Kongens Lyngby (DK)
26 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Control

DTU Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Control.

The professor will be attached to the Automation and Control group—one of the eight groups comprising the Department employing 280 persons, including a faculty of 56. The Automation and Control group is in the process of extending the research and teaching facilities in robotics, making the group one of the leading groups in the field of intelligent robotics.

Responsibilities and tasks

The professor must develop the research field of intelligent robotics and control and address research challenges related the combination of AI (Artificial Intelligence) methods with control theory.  

Emphasis is on information processing and control as well as systems engineering. The application field is robotics and autonomous systems, including mobile robotics, industrial automation, and control systems. The subject area is expected to address several of the following research challenges: 

  • Strategies for designing autonomous systems using modelling and control techniques combined with AI.
  • Design and reliable operation of robotic systems
  • Intelligent Automation and Control
  • Sensor fusion and non-linear signal filtering techniques

The research must be based on advanced modelling combined with experimental validation in real world and laboratory experiments. 

The tasks include research, innovation, and teaching combined with leadership within these areas, and we expect the candidate to further strengthen our internationally recognized research activity as well as expand academic and industrial collaboration. Entrepreneurship and project management are integrated aspects of the position.

The professor must engage in and upgrade existing educations at all levels within intelligent robotics. The professor must therefore take a leading role in identifying new educational needs and assume responsibility for contact to industry and relevant national and international organizations as part of this activity. 

The professor is expected to play a central role in fundraising and in the operation of the Automation and Control Group. This includes active contributions to the daily management. 

Furthermore, the professor will contribute to DTU’s stronghold position within robotics, automation, and control—including extended collaboration within the department and with other relevant departments at DTU.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead position in teaching at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.

Application procedure 

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 23 February 2018. 

The Automation and Control group performs research and teaching in automation technology, control theory and robotics at DTU. The group has core competences in feedback and Control, Signal processing and integration as well as Systems Engineering with applications in a broad range of fields. The group has about 35 affiliated researchers and other employees. Please read more about the Automation and Control group on

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