[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Edinburgh Centre for Robotics: Chair and Associate/Assistant Professor Appointments at Heriot-Watt University

David Lane D.M.Lane at hw.ac.uk
Sat Aug 20 08:38:07 PDT 2016

As part of a planned expansion, multiple Full and Associate/Assistant Professor positions in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) are now available in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, based in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University

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The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (edinburgh-robotics.org <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__edinburgh-2Drobotics.org_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0Bv0xsUTg3r5r6NQXHB_IbQApzMp4JLjOX5NLAEaA98&s=WO8FdtoQ6z3wM9Tr4JgKd2NH9gkKzXusGM3ra-vahXo&e= >) is a £35Million joint venture between Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities, supported by EPSRC, EU, Industry and the Universities. It captures the expertise of over 30 principle investigators of international standing in 12 research laboratories and institutes across the full range of engineering and informatics disciplines. It includes an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in RAS developing innovation-ready postgraduates, a NERC/EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Unmanned System Science and the ROBOTARIUM £7.2 million national capital equipment facility. The Centre focuses on autonomous robot interaction with environments, people, systems and each other. Research is conducted using state of the art humanoid, marine and field robotic platforms, in interactive spaces with fabrication facilities for soft embodiments, embedded micro-sensors and dedicated computing. Centre partners include world leading companies in the offshore energy, assisted living, transport, defence, medical and space domains.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University (hw.ac.uk <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hw.ac.uk_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0Bv0xsUTg3r5r6NQXHB_IbQApzMp4JLjOX5NLAEaA98&s=PfB95P3CQBfS9lj-gZy3P905Ktk_K2Bmsy2OUFC-JQs&e= >) has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We deliver degree programmes to 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world, have campuses in Dubai and Malaysia, and boast the largest international student cohort in Scotland. 

UK is now a top destination to research and innovate in RAS. It has one of the best investor tax regimes and regulatory environments, solid backing from UK Govt through the research councils and other Govt initiatives, and  an expanding community of RAS researchers and businesses in a dozen University and other centres across the United Kingdom.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Professor David Lane david.lane at edinburgh-robotics.org <mailto:david.lane at edinburgh-robotics.org> or Professor Yvan Petillot Y.R.Petillot at hw.ac.uk <mailto:Y.R.Petillot at hw.ac.uk> with any enquiries. 

Closing date midnight UK time 09 Sept 2016

David M. Lane CBE  FREng FRSE 
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

Professor of Autonomous Systems Engineering
Ocean Systems Engineering
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
EH14  4AS

+44 (0)774 064 4094

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