140.186 Seminar Masterarbeit Montanmaschinenbau (3SH SE, WS21/22, SS 22)

You are interested in working with modern robots or want to understand how such machines ‘learn’?

If so, this bachelor seminar will enable you to dig into the fascinating world of robot learning. You will implement and apply modern machine learning algorithms in Python, Matlab or C++/ROS. 

Your learning or control algorithm will be evaluated in cyber-physical-systems. Find out which theses are currently supervised and offered

 

Links and Resources

Location & Time

Learning objectives / qualifications

  • Students will work on controlling, modeling and simulating Cyber-Physical-Systems and autonomously learning systems.
  • Students understand and can apply advanced model learning and reinforcement  techniques to real world problems.
  • Students learn how to write scientific reports.

Literature

  • The Probabilistic Machine Learning book by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elmar Rueckert. 
  • Bishop 2006. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer. 
  • Barber 2007. Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning, Cambridge University Press
  • Murray, Li and Sastry 1994. A mathematical introduction to robotic manipulation, CRC Press. 
  • B. Siciliano, L. Sciavicco 2009. Robotics: Modelling,Planning and Control, Springer.
  • Kevin M. Lynch and Frank C. Park 2017. MODERN ROBOTICS, MECHANICS, PLANNING, AND CONTROL, Cambridge University Press.

140.185 Seminar Bachelorarbeit Montanmaschinenbau (8SH SE, WS21/22, SS 22)

You are interested in working with modern robots or want to understand how such machines ‘learn’?

If so, this bachelor seminar will enable you to dig into the fascinating world of robot learning. You will implement and apply modern machine learning algorithms in Python, Matlab or C++/ROS. 

Your learning or control algorithm will be evaluated in cyber-physical-systems. Find out which theses are currently supervised and offered

 

Links and Resources

Location & Time

Learning objectives / qualifications

  • Students will work on controlling, modeling and simulating Cyber-Physical-Systems and autonomously learning systems.
  • Students understand and can apply advanced model learning and reinforcement  techniques to real world problems.
  • Students learn how to write scientific reports.

Literature

  • The Probabilistic Machine Learning book by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elmar Rueckert. 
  • Bishop 2006. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer. 
  • Barber 2007. Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning, Cambridge University Press
  • Murray, Li and Sastry 1994. A mathematical introduction to robotic manipulation, CRC Press. 
  • B. Siciliano, L. Sciavicco 2009. Robotics: Modelling,Planning and Control, Springer.
  • Kevin M. Lynch and Frank C. Park 2017. MODERN ROBOTICS, MECHANICS, PLANNING, AND CONTROL, Cambridge University Press.

How to install Ubuntu in a VM on MacOS with M1 Chip

Install a Virtual Machine that supports Mac M1 Architectures

Well, the options are limited.

  • I went for UTM.

Install ubuntu server 20.04

 

Coding Environment

  • sudo apt-get install openjdk-17-jre-headless (or something like that)
  • PyCharm from JetBrains.
  • CoppeliaSim.
  • GitHubDesktop.
  • Terminator.
  • HTop.

How to install Lotus Notes on Linux & MacOS

Get Lotus Notes for Linux or IOS

 

Details to the MAC OS Installation (M1)

  • Run the installer called, Notes1101FP4_DE_IT_Notarized_Mac.dmg.
  • Start the package: HCL Notes Installer-nl1d.pkg
  • Note that the installer ‘Notes_1101_Mac_German_Italian.dmg‘ is not working on an M1.
  • Enter your Name.
  • Enter the Server: nmail1.unileoben.ac.at
  • Enter Lotus Notes Password that you got from the ZID.
  • Otherwise, you need to get a notes account.

Setup the Notes Client

  • Option 1: Call ZID and let them do it for you.
  • Option 2: Copy your old ‘desktop8.ndk‘ file from /Library/Application Support/HCL Notes Data/ into the same folder on your new MAC OS system.

1 PhD Position/4-Year Contract, Dec 15th 2021, RefID: 2111WPH

1 position for a fully employed University Assistant at the Chair of Cyber-Physical-Systems at the earliest possible date or beginning on 1st of January 2022 in a full-time (100%) 4-year term of employment. Salary Group B1 to Uni-KV, monthly minimum charge excl. SZ.: € 2.971,50 for 40 hours per week (14 times a year), actual classification takes place according to accountable activity-specific previous experience.

We are looking for a motivated student interested in a PhD thesis on “Robot Learning”. The goal of the doctoral thesis is to develop deep neural networks for interactive learning of autonomous systems and industrial processes. This will involve processing complex sensor data such as from thermal/RGB-D cameras and tactile data for decision making in “greybox” approaches. These hybrid approaches combine the effectiveness of deep neural networks for processing complex data with predictions from analytic dynamic models. The developed models will be tested using realistic industrial applications for process modeling and with robotic systems.

What we offer

The opportunity to work on research ideas of exciting modern topics in artificial intelligence and robotics, to develop your own ideas, to be part of a young and newly formed team, to go on international research trips, and to receive targeted career guidance for a successful scientific career.

Job requirements

Completed master’s degree in computer science, physics, telematics, statistics, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanics, robotics or an equivalent education in the sense of the desired qualification; Programming experience in one of the languages C, C++, C#, JAVA, Matlab, Python or similar; Willingness and ability for scientific work in research including publications with the possibility to write a dissertation.

Desired additional qualifications

Experience with neural networks, machine learning methods or reinforcement learning. Basic knowledge of Linux or ROS is advantageous. Good English skills and willingness to travel for research and to give technical presentations.

Application

Application deadline: December 15th, 2021

Online Application via: Montanuniversität Leoben Webpage (2111WPH)

The Montanuniversitaet Leoben intends to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

B.Sc. or M.Sc. Thesis/Project: Deep Learning for Predicting Meniscus Level Fluctuations in the Mold at voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz

Abstract

In this thesis, the student has the unique opportunity to investigate meniscus level fluctuations in the mold using deep learning approaches at the voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz. 

The mold, illustrated in the image above, is equipped with electromagnetic mold level sensors and with temperature image cameras that measure the surface temperature of the casting powder. 

The goal of this thesis is to understand and model the underlying dynamic processes of the meniscus level fluctuations in the mold.

In the thesis black box models as well as gray box models that combine analytic dynamic models with learned  models will be investigated. 

Tentative Work Plan

To achieve our aim, the following concrete tasks will be focused on:

  • Literature research on meniscus level fluctuations in the mold.
  • Data analysis, filtering, preprocessing, visualization of meniscus level fluctuations data. 
  • Implementation of  deep convolutional neural networks (CNN) as low-dimensional feature extractors. Visualization and analysis of the dynamic processes.
  • (Optional) Implementation of neural time-series models like LSTMs trained with the computed CNN features.
  • Analysis and evaluation of the provided data.