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Institut für Fahrzeugsystemtechnik

Teilinstitut Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen

Rintheimer Querallee 2
Gebäude 70.04
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 721 608-48601
Fax: +49 721 608-48609



Montag - Donnerstag
10:30 Uhr - 12:00 Uhr



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Geimer

Jan Siebert


European Union, Horizon 2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Mobima participates in the European Project MORE, 8 PhD positions open for applications.
Application link:

What is MORE?
Stricter ever-increasing demand for material and food, stricter emissions regulations, and continuous globalisation has put Europe’s construction, logistics, and agriculture sectors under immense pressure. Dramatic improvements in their productivity and efficiency are the only answer to these global challenges. Heavy-duty mobile (HDM) machinery are crucial workhorses in these sectors. Europe`s major HDM equipment companies (J. Deere, Liebherr, Bosch Rexroth, HIAB, Volvo CE) have joined forces with 4 academic groups highly specialised in Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and mechanics from Finland, Germany and Sweden to deliver MORE: MORE is an innovative European Industrial Doctorate (EID) research and training programme for future experts in AI-driven robotisation, energy efficiency and process optimisation of next generation HDM machinery.

We will address these challenges by delivering innovative solutions driven by digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in three areas: 1) Processes: construction business and processes; environment modelling and optimising material flow in construction sites, 2) Machines: creating efficient power-train solutions for heavy-duty booms and 3) Control: object classification and environment modelling to support long-term autonomy; obstacle avoidance in adverse conditions; innovative solutions on transfer-learning for earth moving and boom control to reduce operational and development costs, in different application areas.

MORE is an research and training programme funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the first of its kind that will address this need and fill the gap in related research and training. Eight PhD students (early-stage researcher, ESR) will be equipped with a set of research skills including robotics, machine learning, energy systems, as well as transferable skills such as entrepreneurship and career management. MORE is a strong collaboration between academia and industry, ESRs will spend a majority of their doctorate (75%) recruited by industrial partners.

The project is offering an innovative research environment, international mobility (Finland, Sweden, Austria, Germany) and a network with high-profile academic and industry partners. Our aim is to recruit excellent researchers who have the ambition to become the next research leaders and innovators in the area. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to check the list of 8 offered positions, choose the ones (maximum 2 positions) that are the most interesting and challenging, and apply!

Open ESR positions within MORE
ESR1: Business cases for robotisation, AI and process optimization in heavy duty machinery.
Tampere University, Finland; Bosch Rexroth AG, Germany; Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, Austria.

ESR2: Work performance evaluation, using process models and sensor data in earth moving tasks.
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany; Novatron Oy, Finland; Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, Austria

ESR3: Material flow coordination and optimization in construction sites.
Örebro University, Sweden; Novatron Oy, Finland; Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, Austria.

ESR4: Novel energy efficient power train architecture for implement and optimal power management.
Tampere University, Finland; Bosch Rexroth AG, Germany

ESR5: Robust all-weather environment 3D perception and obstacle avoidance.
Örebro University, Sweden; John Deere Forestry Oy, Finland; GIM Oy, Finland

ESR6: Automated bucket filling for wheel loaders using machine learning techniques.
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany; John Deere Forestry Oy, Finland; Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, Austria.

ESR7: Mapping, localization, dynamic object and obstacle detection & avoidance in rough 3D terrain for safe & energy efficient operations.
Tampere University, Finland; Cargotec Corporation HIAB AB, Sweden; Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Sweden

ESR8: Transfer learning for safe motion control of a heavy duty under-actuated crane in the presence of obstacles.
Tampere University, Finland; Cargotec Corporation HIAB AB, Sweden; Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Sweden

Requirements for MORE
ESR shall at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of his/her first employer (see each of the positions) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.

Proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory. In certain cases, we may ask for a language certificate.

How to apply for MORE
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 13th November 2019 (23:59 EET / 21:59 UTC). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format. Please consult the application page http://www.more-itn.eu/open-positions/ for further information.


MORE in a nutshell
Announcement: 8 fully-funded PhD job openings within H2020 MORE European Industrial Doctorate

MORE is educating Europe’s Future Engineers in Next Generation Heavy Duty Machinery: AI driven Robotisation, Energy Efficiency and Process Optimisation.

Job description: fully funded 36 months PhD positions within an innovative research environment, international mobility (Finland, Sweden, Austria, Germany) and a network with high-profile academic and internationally leading industry partners.

Gross salary (approx. in EUR/month): 3600

Application deadline: 13th of November

MORE information and link to the application page:  https://www.more-itn.eu/open-positions/


Do you have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Geimer or Dipl.-Ing. Jan Siebert.