[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in Humanoid Robotics
alexrobotics at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 14:03:40 PST 2016
*PhD call in Humanoid Robotics*: Control of Multi-contact Behaviours of
The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (http://www.edinburgh-robotics.org/)
offers a 4 year PhD programme through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training (CDT) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. One fully funded 4-year
sponsored PhD is available in Edinburgh starting September 2016, on the
topic of Control of Multi-contact Behaviours of Humanoids.
The research work will be carried out on the state-of-the-art humanoid
platform: NASA's superhero Valkyrie Humanoid (
Particular research areas of interest:
A generic optimisation framework that enables the interaction force
control at the context of multi-contract and whole-body motion;
Utilisation of tactile sensor for identifying and classifying
Integration with state estimation Pronto developed in the centre;
Variable compliance control and hybrid position/force regulation for
handling complex physical interactions;
Adaptive control for coping with uncertainties, e.g. friction, slippage,
as well as and sensor failures.
Other engineering, science or mathematical backgrounds studied to a
suitably qualified level may also be considered. A background in rigid body
dynamics and control of mechatronic systems is desirable.
This is a fully funded 4-year EPSRC RAS CDT Scholarship covering Home/EU
fees and stipend (£14,057 for 2016/17). Due to the nature of the funding,
this programme is limited to *UK and eligible EU students*.
Review/interview will start asap.
*Apply*: follow the procedure in (http://www.edinburgh-robotics.org/apply).
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Please contact me if you have questions.
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