18 months post-doctoral fellowship MINES Saint-Etienne - Semantic Web - Planning

French version: https://ci.mines-stetienne.fr/jobs/2020-AssistantMobileIntelligent.html.fr

Integrate the R&D SIRAM (Integrated System for Mobile Robotic Assistants) project, and contribute to the development of a generic methodology for the deployment and flexible operation of mobile assistant robots (AGV/cobot/ 3D vision) in a human-machine industrial environment.

The Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, founded in 1816, is listed in the top 250 of the best engineering schools in the world according to Times Higher Education, and is the second outside Paris. It is a member of the Institut Mines-Télécom - France's leading group of engineering and management grandes écoles, positioned on the major changes of the 21st century: digital, environmental and energy, industrial and educational transformations.

Beyond the School's reputation, you will discover a welcoming and dynamic city with a wide range of leisure activities (various sports, national drama centre, opera, city of design...), at the gateway to nature (Pilat massif, Loire gorges...) but with quick access to major cities (less than an hour from Lyon and three hours from Paris by TGV).

The Henri Fayol Institute, one of the school's 5 training and research centers, brings together teacher-researchers in industrial engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, the environment and management around the theme of overall business performance. The institute is strongly involved in the flagship projects of the Industry of the Future and the City of the Future.

Join a multicultural team, passionate, internationally recognized in the field of Semantic Web and Multi-Agent Systems, which will push you to exceed your limits and give the best of yourself!

The objectives of the post-doctoral fellowship in the SIRAM project are:

About the SIRAM project

Nowadays, in the face of constantly changing markets, the flexibility of production lines has become paramount. Manufacturers are looking for solutions to increase productivity and flexibility in an evolving man/machine environment. In addition to static production lines, a new generation of nomadic robots (AGV/COBOT) has been developed. On the emerging mobile robotics market where the manufacturer's offer is still limited by solutions capable of performing only predefined tasks, the SIRAM project envisages a more "open" approach based on 2 complementary axes. It proposes, on the one hand, to define a generic parameterization methodology in order to integrate a 3D vision module to mobile robotics solutions and, on the other hand, the implementation of a flexible and scalable IT system allowing their coordination and piloting. The addition of 3D vision will allow the mobile assistant robot to adapt to its environment or to the objects to be handled, thus giving it greater flexibility of actions and uses. The development of an integrated information system will provide the necessary interoperability to fully exploit the capabilities of such a system.

This project advocates a systemic approach going from machines to information system by considering the multiple actors involved in order to allow a better understanding and supervision of the socio-technical environment in which the mobile assistant robots will be integrated. From the design phase, the use of the Design Thinking method will take into account the expectations and particularities of a mixed environment (man/machine) in order to facilitate the integration of the digital tool for the users. This project is located at the convergence of technologies that are being democratized in the industry: MES, supervision, robotics, vision ... while freeing itself from the particularities of manufacturers.

The SIRAM project, with a duration of two years and a budget of 1M€, is an RDI Booster project funded by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The project partners are MECACONCEPT, CREATIVE IT, and the École des MINES de Saint-Étienne. This is the first major project of the IT'm Factory technology platform, a simulated industrial space designed in partnership with UIMM and the Fayol Institute of the Saint-Étienne School of Mines, designed to support SMEs and VSEs in the Loire department towards the Industry of the Future.

The main objectives of the project are:

How to apply

The candidate shall own a PhD in Computer Science, and have excellent knowledge in Semantic Web.
Interviews may be conducted shortly after the reception of the application, with the objective to fill the position as early as possible.
To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and any other useful information, to: Maxime Lefrançois <maxime.lefrancois@emse.fr>; Fabien Badeig <fabien.badeig@emse.fr>; Bruno Léger <bruno.leger@emse.fr>

Useful links

Institut FAYOL : https://www.mines-stetienne.fr/recherche/5-centres-de-formation-et-de-recherche/institut-henri-fayol/

Publications FAYOL : https://www.mines-stetienne.fr/recherche/departements/departement-genie-de-l-environnement-et-des-organisations/publications/

IT’m Factory : https://www.mines-stetienne.fr/entreprise/itm-factory/