[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD scholarships at the Cognitive Robotics Lab of the University of Ulster.

Inaki Rano inaki.rano at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 03:38:00 PST 2014

   With apologies for cross-posting.

   Dear colleagues,

Several PhD opportunities are available at Cognitive Robotics Team of the University of Ulster (UU), Northern Ireland, UK. 

The cognitive robotics group at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre is one of the largest robotics research centres in the UK. The main research facility of the group is a large robotics laboratory equipped with a powered floor for continuous robot operation, one PR2 robot, four SCITOS robots, three industrial manipulators, one shadow hand, 10 Pioneer robots and a Vicon tracking system that allows motion tracking at sub-millimetre accuracy several hundred times per second. The group's research focuses on bio-inspired signal processing and computer vision, bio-robotics, cognitive architectures for robotics and machine learning for robot control.

The Intelligent Systems Research Centre is a major research unit within the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the University of Ulster. The Centre is composed of 90 researchers including academic staff, research fellows and PhD students in the domains of robotics, neuroscience, computer science and engineering. The aim of the centre is to create systems that are capable of learning, evolving, adapting, self-organising and communicating effectively with humans and other machines, and draws inspiration from biology, neuroscience and psychology. The ISRC is part of the University’s Computer Science Research Institute which was ranked 15th in most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) assessment in 2008.

How to Apply:
Candidates interested in applying for a PhD scholarship in robotics must complete the appropriate University application form and submit it to the University's Research Office before the 28th of February. For further information on how to apply:


For information on the proposed research topics:


For informal enquiries contact: 

Prof. Martin McGinnity
Director of the ISRC
e-mail: tm.mcginnity at ulster.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 716 75616

Kind regards,

Inaki Rano
Intelligent Systems Research Centre
University of Ulster
Northland Road
Northern Ireland BT48 J7L

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