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Job posted by Academic Positions (09/07/2014 16.45)

Software/Electrical Engineer

The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is the first research program of the Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC), a joint effort between ETH Zurich and the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF). Within this context the Chair of Professor Fabio Gramazio and Professor Matthias Kohler, for Architecture and Digital Fabrication, investigates in the design of robotic fabricated high rise buildings. They emphasize robotic construction processes, explore its influence on the design process and on the architectural articulation of high rises. Besides the two professors the team currently consists of two senior researchers and two PhD candidates. The integration of a Design Research Studio with 12 ETH Master Students forms an important part of the overall agenda.


To start immediately or upon agreement, we are looking for a

Software/Electrical Engineer

Your responsibilities: “On-site Robotic Tiling” aims realizing a feature-complete prototype of a novel approach towards automation of a construction task. You will investigate sophisticated sensing/scanning and control strategies for an on-site robotic tiling process and/or build on the optimization of the current setup of the scanning mechanism. Therefore, you will be directly responsible of optimizing the scanning algorithms for an on-site robotic tiling task with machinery and equipment that is operating in unknown environments such as the construction site. The responsibilities will additionally be linked to the design and building of the electronic setup of the robot end effector.

We are looking for: You have a very good electrical/software engineering degree, either corresponding to an FHEQ-Level 7 or to an engineering study at FH, and/or a comprehensive training or practical experience. As such, we expect a range of programming languages and skills in tooling as well as profound hands-on knowledge in electronics. Fluent English language skills are required (and fluent German language skills are appreciated) for this position and you should be reliable and accurate, a self-starter with high level of initiative and able to work independently while concurrently having excellent commitment in teamwork and communication skills. You will work in close collaboration with different disciplines and we want to assemble a high performance team ready to be at the forefront of automation in building processes. Based in Singapore, the position is provided with the option of becoming part of the potential future spin-off company.


Nr of positions available : 1

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Research Fields

Computer science
Engineering - Electrical engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

Not defined

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