[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in Soft Robotic Manipulation for Fruit Picking at University of Lincoln, UK

Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani A.GhalamzanEsfahani at bham.ac.uk
Fri Feb 22 03:07:28 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 *(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_byVBLa&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TfDWJDVztue0EDmZAfvrEts3tc_6UlkiqW7I1uedBG0&s=cEYhwhH1K8VfY8XSxN5bM5WpiIUbAA8Oar88UHJThU8&e=) - 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)* (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lcas.lincoln.ac.uk_wp_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TfDWJDVztue0EDmZAfvrEts3tc_6UlkiqW7I1uedBG0&s=bUliup1LWnyT8AIb59kP9UoA_JW8H_E9fmAP-n8wHxg&e=), 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.

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list