SwarmLab has two new open positions:
- Tenure Track Postdoc / Assistant Professorship in Robot Control and Human-Robot Interfaces (apply until September 15, 2015)
- PhD Position in Robot Design (apply until September 15, 2015)
see this page for more details.
We are happy to welcome Mr. Paras Arora who has joined our lab to work with us on biologically inspired modular robots and swarm intelligence. All the best for our new PhD fellow.
Professor Wolfgang Wahlster from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has got a honorary doctorate from Maastricht University. See
The picture shows the moment when his honorary promotor, prof. Gerhard Weiss from the Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE) of Maastricht University, handed over the PhD certificate. The press release of DFKI (in German) is available at
The Swarmlab congratulates Professor Wahlster!
Dr. Stylianos Asteriadis has joined Swarmlab in January 2015.
Stylianos Asteriadis has a strong background in Computer Vision, Human-Machine Interaction, Machine Learning and Affective Computing.
On Friday the 16th of January 2015 Maastricht University will celebrate its 39th anniversary, or Dies Natalis. During the official celebration, four outstanding individuals will be awarded with an honorary doctorate for the exceptional contributions they have made, directly or indirectly, to academic education and research.
Among them is Professor Wolfgang Wahlster who will be honored by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss, chair of the Department of Knowledge Engineering. Professor Wahlster is regarded as an international figurehead in the field of knowledge-based systems and Artificial Intelligence which makes him a unique source of inspiration for the Department of Knowledge Engineering.
Before the start of the Dies Natalis, on the 16th of January from 12.00-13.00 Prof. Wahlster will give a lecture titled ‘Industrie 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution Based on the Internet of Things’, location Zwingelput 4, room B.0.014.
For more information see:
Our Bachelor’s Open Day on Saturday, November 8th was a big success. We had 90 students visiting us! Including the parents it was a very busy day. A big thank to Irme, Robert and Kirill who helped for the whole day.
On November 3rd and 4th, Rico went to Collogne to have the Roombots modular robots filmed for the ARD German TV show “Wissen vor acht – Zunkunft”. This show regularily presents futuristic research. The Roombots episode will be on air in 2015.
Our robots are used for an episode of the famous Dutch tv series ‘Flikken Maastricht’. We can not reveal much about the episode but you’re always welcome to see our robots live at Swarmlab.