[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD studentship in Tactile Robotics (University of Bristol)

Nathan Lepora n.lepora at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Jan 5 23:18:43 PST 2016

PhD Position in Tactile Robotics, University of Bristol and Bristol
Robotics Laboratory, UK.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 18th January, 2016.

Applications are invited for a 3.5 year funded PhD Studentship at the
University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK.

Funding is available from the Faculty of Engineering for outstanding
UK candidates, at a tax-free stipend of £14,057 (2015-2016) per year
plus travel and research funds. Further details can be found at

The development of robust and accurate artificial touch is required
for autonomous robotic systems to interact physically with complex
environments, underlying the future robotization of broad areas of
manufacturing, food production, healthcare and assisted living that
presently rely on human labour. Our lab has developed statistical
methods for robot touch based on the neuroscience of perceptual
decision making, principally new algorithms for biomimetic active
touch combining perception and control. Our lab is also working on
robust methods for tactile sensing and control of robotic hands based
on the interaction between action and perception. We also fabricate
our own tactile sensors and tactile robot hands. Further background on
the research can be found on the PI's website (www.lepora.com).

The student will work closely with the PI (Dr Lepora) and a
postdoctoral Research Associate, and will join three other PhD
students working on related projects in tactile robotics.

The Studentship is available from now and will remain open for
applications until the position is filled.

Suitable applicants should initially contact N. Lepora
(n.lepora at bristol.ac.uk) by 18th January enclosing a copy of their CV.

**Please note that this studentship is available ONLY to UK citizens,
or EU citizens resident in the UK for at least 3 years.**

Dr N Lepora                                    Dept of Engineering Maths
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 5169            Merchant Venturers Building
Website: http://www.lepora.com         University of Bristol BS8 1UB

Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics

Program Director (UoB) for the MSc in Robotics

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