[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully-funded PhD position in legged robotics at University of Leeds, UK

zhouchengxu zhouchengxu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 02:54:39 PST 2019


The School of Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds is offering 
a 3.5-year fully-funded PhD studentship to *UK/EU* applicants on legged 
robotics.

You will work in a world class robotic research environment supported by 
£1M+ of robotic hardware and complemented with ANYmal 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.rsl.ethz.ch_robots-2Dmedia_anymal.html&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=19zmp1N3z80ILXOVj00m7qOG54zWLXbXIWgaQylJaI8&s=Hf2I64RLvpc3wfBusBRAR3-SQVvjXRq7JOtxRcq6Kzg&e=> robot and several 
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quadrupedal robots.

You will contribute to advance understanding in one or more of following 
research areas: Locomotion of legged mobile robots including research 
into walking robots, exoskeletons, and general fast multi-link robotic 
systems. In particular, you will perform research to embed autonomous 
motor skills in legged robot while it is dynamically interacting with 
realistic environments. Research effort will be spared to developments 
and integrations of conventional motion planning/control algorithms, as 
well as state-of-art machine learning techniques, to achieve creature 
comparable motion capabilities of legged robots.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a master degree in 
robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering or a relevant 
discipline. Previous experience and knowledge in robotics, machine 
learning or computer vision are highly desirable.

Applications should be made online at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__engineering.leeds.ac.uk_research-2Dopportunity_201343_research-2Ddegrees_2841_autonomous-2Dmotor-2Dskills-2Dfor-2Dversatile-2Ddynamic-2Dlegged-2Dlocomotion-2Din-2Drealistic-2Dscenarios-2D-28epsrc-2Ddtp-29&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=19zmp1N3z80ILXOVj00m7qOG54zWLXbXIWgaQylJaI8&s=9XmONYA4i9phdw_koFPJ8Dmy3RUmyIPEhGDrAQYQVG8&e=

For Informal inquiries about the project, please contact Dr. Chengxu 
Zhou (C.X.Zhou at leeds.ac.uk <mailto:C.X.Zhou at leeds.ac.uk>).

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Dr. Chengxu Zhou
Lecturer in Mobile Robotics
School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
C.X.Zhou at leeds.ac.uk <mailto:C.X.Zhou at leeds.ac.uk>


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