[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Positions in Robotics at Imperial College London

Su-lin Lee su-lin.lee at imperial.ac.uk
Tue May 20 03:08:19 PDT 2014


PhD Positions in Cooperative Control in Robotics and in Micro-Robotics
(2 adverts - please see both below)


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PhD Positions in Cooperative Control in Robotics
Supervisor: Prof G-Z Yang

(areas of interest: Robotics, control and human-robot interaction; 
Learning, motion planning and vision; Mechatronics and medical 
instrumentation)

http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=54945

Applications are invited for new PhD positions in medical robotics with 
emphasis on hands-on cooperative control and learning by demonstration. 
Current advances in medical robotics research have enabled the 
performance of complex procedures through the development of compliant 
robotic platforms designed to seamlessly interact with the user (e.g. 
http://www.kuka-labs.com/en/medical_robotics/lightweight_robotics/). You 
will be joining a dynamic team working on the design of new medical 
robotics platforms that can learn seamlessly from the human, whether for 
complex bimanual surgical tasks or assembling/manufacturing precision 
medical devices such as patient specific stent grafts.

Applicants should usually have a good undergraduate degree (2:1 and 
above) in engineering, mathematics or physics and preferably also a good 
Masters degree in multidisciplinary research. We are particularly 
interested in applicants with a strong technical background in any of 
the following areas:

•    Robotics, control and human-robot interaction;
•    Learning, motion planning and vision;
•    Mechatronics and medical instrumentation.

You will need strong analytical skills, programming background and 
experience with real-time systems. All applicants must be fluent in 
spoken and written English.

Applications must include the following:
•    A 2 page research statement that describes; i) What you see as an 
interesting research issue; ii) An outline of the objectives and 
methodology for the research and; iii) What relevant experience you have
•    A detailed CV
•    Transcripts of all degree results
•    The contact details for two referees

Please email your application to r.raupp at imperial.ac.uk with the subject 
title ‘PhD in Cooperative Robot Control”

Application deadline: 21st May, 2014



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PhD Positions in Micro-Robotics
Supervisor: Prof G-Z Yang, Imperial College London

(areas of interest: Mechatronics, design, modelling and simulation; 
Material science and additive manufacturing; Computer vision and visual 
servoing in robotic navigation)

http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=54947

With recent major capital investment of EPSRC to the Hamlyn Centre in 
establishing a state-of-the art micro-engineering facility for medical 
robotics, applications are invited for 2 new PhD positions in 
Micro-robotics. With recent emphasis clinically on improved surveillance 
and earlier diagnosis, an increasing proportion of procedures performed 
will aim to target smaller lesions that are more amenable to minimally 
invasive procedures. This has called for the development of miniaturised 
robots for surgery, and targeted therapy with micro-instruments and 
smart actuators with integrated sensing and imaging, supported by 
advances in materials, micro-fabrication and micro-machining, as well as 
rapid prototyping technologies.

You will be joining a multidisciplinary team working on the design of 
new micro-robots under normal microscope or SEM guidance for tissue/cell 
manipulation, targeted therapy and drug delivery. Applicants should 
usually have a good undergraduate degree (2:1 and above) in engineering, 
mathematics or physics and preferably also a good Masters degree in 
multidisciplinary research. We are particularly interested in applicants 
with a strong technical background in any of the following areas:

•    Mechatronics, design, modelling and simulation;
•    Material science and additive manufacturing;
•    Computer vision and visual servoing in robotic navigation;

Applicants with a strong cell biology and analytical/computational 
skills are also encouraged to apply. All applicants must be fluent in 
spoken and written English.

Applications must include the following:

•    A 2 page research statement that describes; i) What you see as an 
interesting research issue; ii) An outline of the objectives and 
methodology for the research and; iii) What relevant experience you have
•    A detailed CV
•    Transcripts of all degree results
•    The contact details for two referees

Please email your application to r.raupp at imperial.ac.uk with the subject 
title "PhD in Micro-robotics”

Application deadline: 26th May, 2014








-- 
Su-Lin Lee, PhD
Lecturer

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery
Imperial College London
London  SW7 2AZ

Email: su-lin.lee at imperial.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 759 41702


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