[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Studentship in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Erfu Yang erfu.yang at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 02:28:21 PDT 2016

Dear All,

This is a call for applications for a fully funded 3.5 years EPSRC DTP PhD
studentship in the area of Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Department
of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

The aim of this PhD project is to develop novel strategies for adaptive,
intelligent and robust control of autonomous robots through the study of
dynamic interactions between robots and their harsh environments. Through
these advanced control strategies, it aims to solve the challenging tasks
on how to efficiently deal with the dynamic interactions between autonomous
robots and their environments.

 The student candidate should have a first or second class Honours degree
(minimum 2.1) or an MSc in robotics, electronic engineering, computer
science or a relevant engineering discipline. Previous experience and
knowledge in control theory, machine vision, and artificial intelligence
would be desirable.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, responsibility,
creativity, resourcefulness, an interest in robotics and autonomous
systems, and an effective approach to learning. Good interpersonal skills
and collaboration capabilities will be an asset.

The 3.5-year studentship will cover student fees and a tax free stipend of
£14,057 *per *annum.

To apply for this PhD studentship, candidates should complete an online
application at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ben.mis.strath.ac.uk_pguserprofile_control_enterDetailsPage&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SObKpN3RzURQavf-HaHMOwCx63xnqZSYvBAvKMzz2lU&s=LKVqcnAnJ_G-FD6AtzQyss0r_4Atno6wQHRdmddSRVA&e= , naming
“*Robotics and Autonomous Systems*” as the research area.

Potential candidates are also encouraged to send an inquiry email to Dr
Erfu Yang (erfu.yang at strath.ac.uk) if you wish to find out more about the
position before applying.

*Applicants must either be UK nationals, or EU citizens who have been
resident in the UK for at least 3 years.*

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2016.

*Required Documents: Completed online application form, CV, transcripts, 2
reference letters, and a cover letter to briefly state research interests*

Best regards

Dr. Erfu Yang, B.Eng, M.Eng, D.Eng, PhD.
Space Mechatronic Systems Technology Laboratory (SMeSTech)
Strathclyde Space Institute
Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
University of Strathclyde
704 James Weir Building
75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ
Email: erfu.yang at strath.ac.uk
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