[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded PhD studentship at the University of Lincoln on soft manipulation

Amir Ghalamzan a.ghalamzanesfahani at bham.ac.uk
Wed Feb 20 12:49:43 PST 2019

Dear colleague,
*Funded PhD studentship* *available at the University of Lincoln*.

 - Project title: *Accurate Control of a Low-Cost Soft Robotic Arm for
Automated Strawberry Picking *(
- The team of supervisors includes Dr Khaled Elgeneidy (University of
Lincoln), Prof Gerhard Neuman (University of Lincoln), and Dr Bo Li (NIAB)


 - Successful candidates should be highly self-motivated to pursue
independent and interdisciplinary research with a broad range of technical
skills to translate conceptual ideas into working prototypes. - The
position is open for students with a background in Mechanical Engineering,
Robotics, Mechatronics, or related field. - Preference will be given to
students with a strong background in robotic system design and
experimentation, data-driven modelling, and control systems. - Excellent
communication skills (written and oral) are essential. - Previous research
experience in soft robotics is a plus.

 *Eligibility criterion:*

 - *UK students*: If you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three
years you will normally be entitled to apply for a full studentship,
covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend. - *EU students*: If you
have been ordinarily resident in another EU country (outside the UK) for
three years you will normally be able to apply for a tuition fees-only
award (without a maintenance stipend). If you have lived in the UK for
three years you may be eligible for a full studentship. - This eligibility
is unaffected by Brexit. The UK Government has guaranteed EU eligibility
for Research Council funding for PhDs beginning before the end of the
2019-20 academic year.

 *How to apply:*

 - To submit an application please contact [hidden email] for an
application form and return before the deadline. - *Application closing
date: 28th February 2019.* - Informal enquires can be made to Khaled
Elgeneidy ( [hidden email])

 *About the research group:*

The candidate will be a part of the *Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems
(L-CAS)* (
which specialises in the integration of perception, learning,
decision-making, control and interaction capabilities in autonomous
systems, and the application of this research in domains including
agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear
robotics, and service robotics. The L-CAS is one of the fastest growing
robotics groups in the UK, participating in a large number of collaborative
research projects with other academic and industry partners, funded by
EPSRC, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020, among others. Researchers from this
centre also collaborate closely with other areas including the University’s
recently established research institutes in Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) and
of Health (LIH), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM),
which are focussed on ensuring real-world impact in those application
domains. We provide a highly-dynamic inter-disciplinary research
environment with a broad range of collaboration opportunities and a variety
of robots to work with.

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