PhD - Gent | More than two weeks ago
United they fly! Unlock the power of the swarm
The trend towards autonomous drones is currently driving the integration of an increasing number of sensors for safe navigation under all circumstances, forcing algorithms and hardware to be energy efficient and fast. When drone technology continues to mature, deploying swarms of them will enable even more advanced use cases, for example in precision agriculture. Swarms also offer the possibility of sharing both sensory and compute resources, making the swarm act and respond as a single collaborative entity with overall better performance.
In this PhD project, you will work with real-world multi-sensory data collected by multiple drones and develop communication and collaborative sensor fusion solutions running on commercial compute hardware.
More specifically, you will focus on following research questions:
KU Leuven supervisor: Bart Dhoedt (U Gent)
Daily advisor: Heidi Steendam (imec-UGent)
Focus of work: Modeling
The reference code of this topic is 2021-123. Please mention this on your application.
The next application window will be open from mid-March 2021 until mid-April 2021.
It is not possible to send in your application before mid-March 2021.