46571: Master Thesis Student Computer Science or a related field - Development of a Graphical Modeling Language for Complex Robotic Systems with Redundancy

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

Area of research:

Scientific support staff,Diploma & Master Thesis

Job description:

The key research area Flying Robots covers several domains of the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center – Aeronautics, Space, Robotics, and Optical Information Systems – in order to exploit synergies in the development of robotics technologies for autonomous flying platforms. The spectrum of our work ranges from low-level control and sensor data processing to mission planning and execution.

We have developed a software framework for communication and configuration of complex robotic systems that is used across a variatey of flying platforms. Features include advanced fault detection mechanisms, connection of redundant sensors and flight control computers, and the coordination of highly distributed software systems.

The data flow for this platforms is described in a single configuration file which has to be maintained and updated for proper operation of the robots. Your task is to develop a graphical modelling language for the automated generation of the data flow configuration taking into account redundant hosts and device drivers.

The starting date is flexible. Please state in your application when you would be available.

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Quote Reference: 46571