The candidate will work on an EPSRC funded project, 'National Centre for Nuclear Robotics' aimed at creating robotic solutions for clearing legacy nuclear waste in the UK. The focus of this post will be on the development of intelligent tactile and force sensing methods and algorithms for advanced robot object manipulation and handling, including the use of AI-based/machine learning algorithms to enable active perception and robust autonomous robotic manipulation in challenging variable and unstructured environments. An important element of the work to be conducted will be on integrating and interfacing sensors with robot structures capable of conducting waste management and decommissioning tasks in the extreme environments of the nuclear industry. Candidates with experience in soft tactile sensors are also welcome to apply. More details are available at:
The appointed candidate will work on a Turing Institute funded project aimed at creating intelligent methods for natural and intuitive human-robot interaction, with the goal of equipping robots with the required intelligence to understand a given manual task in such a way to actively support a human completing it on The focus of this post will be on conducting a feasibility study on coffordances (i.e. collaboration affordances) algorithms for robot-human tool handover. More details are available at:
Application deadline: 19 May, 2019.
For any inquiries, you may contact:
Prof. Kaspar Althoefer
Professor of Robotics Engineering and Head of Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ)
Deputy Chair (Research) of the Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design.