[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD studentships available at the Edinburgh Centre of Robotics

Hastie, Helen H.Hastie at hw.ac.uk
Sun Dec 15 10:03:16 PST 2019

Recruitment for September 2020: Closing date is January 31st 2020

The EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Edinburgh Centre of Robotics is offering an exciting opportunity to study a PhD through an innovative 4-year PhD training programme, drawing on our extensive experience with postgraduate teaching and research supervision.   The Centre is composed of Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh and our goal is to train innovation-ready robotics researchers to be part of a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on Safe Interaction for Robotics.

PhD candidates specialise in one of the following four areas, gaining a deep understanding of technical aspects and theoretical foundations:

1. Physical Interactions: control, actuation, compliance, sensing, mapping, planning, embodiments, swarms;
2. People Interactions: human-robot interaction, affective robotics, smart spaces, human-robot teaming, collaborative decision-making, cobots, multimodal interfaces;
3. Self-Interactions: condition monitoring, prognosis, explainable AI, certification, verification, safety, security, multi-agent interactions;
4. Interaction Enablers: vision, embedded and parallel computing, novel and soft fabrication methods, optimisation, (transparent) machine learning, deep reinforcement learning and other AI techniques inc. natural language processing (NLP).

Achieving impact with robotics also requires non-technical skills, for example, an understanding of technology translation, creativity and entrepreneurial processes. These are an essential component of the CDT programme, captured in the #Cauldron training programme.
Why join us?

Flexible programme structure allows students to tailor courses to match research area of interest in year one, ensuring students have a strong general grounding in responsible research, current theory, methods and applications as a solid foundation for their PhD research.
Cohort approach with activities including group projects and away days.
Equipment and travel funding.
Opportunity for international placement in prestigious research laboratory in year three.
Bespoke #Cauldron training programme to provide non-technical skills such as understanding of technology translation, creativity, and entrepreneurial processes.
Gateway seminars with prestigious speakers.
Fund to seed innovation.
Fully funded posts available for UK/EU students; limited posts for overseas students

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Studentships for September 2020


Helen Hastie, Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

Director, EPSRC CDT in Robotics & Autonomous Systems (2019-2028)

Tel: 0131 451 3344, Office: EM1.42

@hfhastie @EDINrobotics @ORCA_Hub


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