Master Thesis on Mobile Robots: RL and autonomous driving in off-road terrain at Capra Robotics ApS

Posted 4 days ago

Capra Robotics creates mobile robotic platforms especially suited for outdoor or outdoor/indoor use. Our Vision is "To Create Mobile Robots That Help People Everywhere". Our solution allows our customers to focus on their specific application providing them with a better business case.

Our robots have excellent off-road capabilities, due to its flexible design and 4WD power train. But driving the robot off-road gives rise to a number of new problems relating to where it’s safe for the robot to drive in the terrain.

This is considered a quite hard problem, but with the progress of AI in the last decade, there could be a new approach to helping the robot evaluate the terrain and where to drive with a DNN setup.

Inspired by the work done at BAIR (https://bair.berkeley.edu/blog/2020/03/12/badgr), we suggest a thesis, where a RL network is added to a robot, with additional input from a camera. And this network is trained to evaluate terrain for driving with the Capra robot. Here, the system is trained using real-life and simulated data.

All needed equipment will be made available.

At Capra Robotics we are team players, and you will have all the sparring you need. You will have ample opportunity to “nerd” and bring your suggestions and/or new ways to solve the challenges to the table.

About you
We expect you to be a pleasant and gifted person, willing to be a part of a work environment with a high innovation overlay, initiative, curious, a team player, self-driven, passionate about mobile robots and mobile platforms and willing to make an effort to become part of our team.

It is important that you are passionate about robot technology and development. Besides, it will definitely be a plus if you have conducted projects within the area.

We offer
Lots of challenges and opportunities for professional development in a work environment with a great sense of humor and close cooperation with peers – internally/externally. You will be working on equal terms with your colleagues and with ample opportunities for help and sparring.

Application

If you have any questions as to this opportunity, please contact our CTO Mads Bendt on phone 20777077 or mail to mkb@capra.ooo. Capra Robotics ApS is situated in Hasselager, a suburb south of Aarhus, with several public transportation connections from Aarhus C.

See more:

  • https://capra.ooo
  • https://www.linkedin.com/company/caprarobotics
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