[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position at the U of Leeds: RL, robots, HRI.

Matteo Leonetti m.leonetti at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Mar 14 02:47:26 PDT 2018


[apologies for multiple postings]

The School of Computing, at the University of Leeds, has up to 6 PhD 
scholarships to offer on several potential projects, one of which is 
with me:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__engineering.leeds.ac.uk_research-2Dopportunity_201323_research-2Ddegrees_2598_adaptation-2Dand-2Dinteraction-2Din-2Dmobile-2Dservice-2Drobots&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aX6UwomDhWFL5IsfXmzdw4sIyg44aslVE0IaWCnSKhM&s=Tg4VodxoOmBfj1T_HshZ7pbdP6H-h61T7fQj_JDoM2Q&e=

Here is a brief description of some of my research, to have an idea of 
other compatible directions https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sensiblerobots.leeds.ac.uk_research_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aX6UwomDhWFL5IsfXmzdw4sIyg44aslVE0IaWCnSKhM&s=iO-exGiDpe4AFy0tIYEZW9wd7EwY9g4myhE3BmSaO9Y&e=

Related areas:
- reinforcement learning
- automated reasoning
- knowledge representation
- human-robot interaction
- robot control

Experience with ROS and a good grasp of C++ is a plus.

Our lab is equipped with a number of robots, including a Baxter, a 
Metralab Scito A5, UR5 arm, and our most recent addition: a PAL Robotics 
TIAGo. The University of Leeds recently made a $6.5M investment in 
robotics research and in a Robotics Center 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robotics.leeds.ac.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aX6UwomDhWFL5IsfXmzdw4sIyg44aslVE0IaWCnSKhM&s=KbrYd7gfCtge3QIl-_xk99mGB-n6_RiK34GuEK0peCI&e=) with which our lab is affiliated. The 
equipment in the Robotics Center will also be available for our use 
during the PhD.

More about AI in the School: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__engineering.leeds.ac.uk_info_201552_our-5Fresearch_272_artificial-5Fintelligence&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aX6UwomDhWFL5IsfXmzdw4sIyg44aslVE0IaWCnSKhM&s=hFeoEbETjQUuP0i4zy9FI-g0jwC5vndmqYa5wr0YJdg&e=

and Robotics at Leeds: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotics.leeds.ac.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=aX6UwomDhWFL5IsfXmzdw4sIyg44aslVE0IaWCnSKhM&s=1dX1tg6hCOO_gQHHzFGRYwgAd4dSVZAjJclwrc1lqqA&e=

Please follow the directions on the project's page (first link) on how 
to apply.

Deadline: 30 March 2018

If you have questions please contact me at m.leonetti -- at -- leeds -- 
dot -- ac.uk.

Best wishes,
Matteo Leonetti



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