[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully-funded PhD position in Shared Control Wheelchair Interfaces at University College London, UK

Carlson, Tom t.carlson at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 14 05:42:02 PDT 2014


IMPORTANT DETAILS

Project title: Shared Control Wheelchair Interfaces
Project description: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/aco/bat/gc/projects/30
Institution: University College London (UCL), UK
Stipend: £18,000 p.a. for 3 years*
Deadline: Wednesday 2nd April 2014 @ midnight GMT
Apply here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/aco/bat/gc/apply


PHD ADVISORS:

Dr Catherine Holloway, Accessibility Research Group (ARG), UCL, UK
Dr Tom Carlson, Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (Aspire Create), UCL, UK


OVERVIEW

As part of the UCL Grand Challenge Studentships, we are inviting applications for a fully-funded 3-year PhD project in the area of smart and adaptive robotic wheelchairs. The student will be based at both UCL’s PAMELA facility (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/arg/pamela) and UCL’s Aspire Create (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgicalscience/departments_research/ioms/research_centres_ioms/aspire).

The project will involve developing novel wheelchair interfaces, such as eye-gaze- and brain-controlled wheelchair interfaces. These will build upon shared control techniques, which interpret the user’s intentions in context, to compensate for functional deficiencies. Part of the project will involve evaluating the prototype with wheelchair users. Therefore we are looking for exceptional candidates with a background in biomedical / electrical / mechanical engineering, computer science or physics with good coding skills and excellent interpersonal/communications skills.

Suitably qualified and eligible candidates can contact Dr Tom Carlson (t.carlson at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:t.carlson at ucl.ac.uk>) for further information. Applications, until 2nd April 2014, should be according to the guidelines for UCL Grand Challenge Studentships (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/aco/bat/gc/apply<http://www.findaphd.com/common/clickCount.aspx?theid=51989&type=75&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ucl.ac.uk%2fslms%2faco%2fbat%2fgc%2fapply>), mentioning the PhD project title ("Shared Control Wheelchair Interfaces") and highlighting academic excellence and any previous research experience.

*The stipend is £18’000 p.a. for 3 years, and tuition fees will be covered. This funding is available to UK and EU/EEA candidates. Non-EU/EEA candidates must prove their ability to pay the difference between the UK/EU and international tuition fees.


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Dr Tom Carlson

Aspire Lecturer
Aspire Create - Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
University College London, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 208 385 3048

http://people.itcarlson.com/tom
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