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Flanders Make

Researcher Industry 4.0 Production Lines

You design new production cells according to the industry 4.0 principles by implementing smart robotic concepts and innovative operator support solutions.

In Industry 4.0 assembly cells, personalised products will be made using state-of-the-art technologies. Flanders Make wants to demonstrate future opportunities to manufacturing companies and aims to develop new concepts together with them. We’re working, amongst other things, on intuitive robots that work together with operators.

Robot control and human support in Industry 4.0 manufacturing lines

The projects that you will contribute to bring robots and technology to the shop floor of manufacturing companies and support operators (both ergonomically and cognitively) in their increasingly complex job. Together with a small research team, you conceive how new production lines and assembly cells can be designed and built, how production lines are automated and/or how robots and cobots are deployed. You model and simulate new production concepts in order validate feasibility and optimize the design. Finally, you implement on real life setups in order to demonstrate the value to industrial partners.

You will:

  • Work together in a research team combining expertise in automation, software architecture, virtual reality, control, system modelling, computer vision and IoT;
  • Play a key role in designing new applications and programming industrial software and in system integration and validation;
  • Work with different robots, cobots, machines and/or HMI devices;
  • Work in close collaboration with experts from our industrial partners and have regular contacts with experts from knowledge centres in Belgium and abroad;
  • Identify and present industrial challenges and new research opportunities.

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You apply theoretical concepts to practical case problems

You have:

  • A Master’s or PhD diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Electronical, Electrical, Robotics, Modelling & Simulation, Control Systems, Mechatronics, Automation, Automotive);
  • Expertise in production design, software design and/or robotics applications;
  • Experience with research into topics closely related to research domains of Flanders Make is a major plus;
  • A keen interest in applying theoretical concepts to practical case problems.

You are:

  • Passionate about research and new production technologies;
  • Result-oriented and responsible and take initiative;
  • A team player;
  • A good communicator;
  • Eager to learn.

Our offer

  • Flanders Make offers you the opportunity to develop yourself within a network of leading industrial companies, universities and research institutes;
  • An energetic, flexible and challenging work environment;
  • A warm and open-minded work atmosphere;
  • Top colleagues who are experts in their domains and are willing to cooperate and share their knowledge with you;
  • An attractive salary with additional fringe benefits.

  • Location: Leuven, Lommel or Kortrijk


For more information:
at the number: 011790590
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