[robotics-worldwide] [news] New scholarships available for MSc study in Robotics in Bristol

Nathan Lepora n.lepora at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Mar 30 08:41:36 PDT 2015

12 Scholarships of £2500 each are available for UK students to study
robotics on the MSc in Robotics at Bristol.

The MSc in Robotics at Bristol

The MSc in Robotics at Bristol is unique in drawing on the strengths
of two universities, the University of Bristol and the University of
the West of England. The Universities are partners in the Bristol
Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a world leading facility for
multi-disciplinary robotics research, and the leading and largest
academic centre for robotics research in the UK with over 150 academic
staff and 3000 square meters of laboratory space.

The MSc in Robotics will provide you with a wide understanding of the
practice and theory of advanced robotic systems, with wide-ranging
applications from industry to research. The programme is sufficiently
general to give you an excellent background for a professional career
in the robotics sector whilst also providing the specialism and detail
necessary for a career as a researcher.

The MSc in Robotics has been designed to:

- Deliver a broad Robotics education at postgraduate level including
courses spanning from practical aspects of robot control and
construction to artificial intelligence and machine learning. A very
wide range of options are also available spanning from computational
neuroscience to digital systems.

- Enable students to develop their skills in a robotics through
selected taught courses, case studies and laboratory work. Students
receive lectures both at the University of Bristol and the University
of the West of England, and undertake a significant component of
practical work in robotics at Bristol Robotics Laboratory throughout
the year.

- Provide all students with a major research project, undertaken under
the supervision of senior academic staff and experts in robotics.
Research projects span the whole range of robotics including, but not
limited to, aerial robotics, medical robotics, biomimetics,
neuro-robotics, bioenergy, nonlinear control, haptics, robot vision,
human-robot interaction, soft robotics, swarm robotics, manufacturing
robotics and robot safety.

The MSc in Robotics also benefits from synthesis with Bristol's new
Centre for Doctoral Training in robotics and autonomous systems
FARSCOPE (http://farscope.bris.ac.uk/).

The MSc in Robotics provides an excellent route into a highly
important and rapidly growing area of industry and research, at a
world-leading centre for robotics. Bristol is also renowned for the
standing of its Universities, its historic and beautiful town centre,
and is consistently voted the 'best city to live in the UK'.

Information on how to apply:

See the webpages for details of who to contact and how to apply:

Places on this programme are limited so early applications are
strongly encouraged.
Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Dr N Lepora
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 5169
Website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/people/nathan-f-lepora

Lecturer and MSc Program Director in Robotics (UoB)
Department of Engineering Mathematics
University of Bristol BS8 1UB

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