|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£16,777 p.a. subject to confirmation and eligibility status|
|Placed On:||6th August 2018|
|Closes:||22nd August 2018|
The Thales-Bristol Partnership on Hybrid Autonomous Systems Engineering (T-B PHASE), an EPSRC / Thales Partnership for Prosperity project, is studying hybrid autonomous systems, meaning those that are not confined to closed environments but rather interface with the real world, its dynamic uncertainty, and particularly humans.
The PhD will be held in the FARSCOPE CDT. Instead of following an exact programme of work, the project will be co-created during the initial training year by the student and the T-B PHASE team. It should align with one of the partnership challenges:
These fundamental questions will be explored in the context of three use-cases, and the successful candidate will spend time embedded within appropriate Thales business units to connect their work to these contexts:
How to apply:
To apply for this studentship submit a PhD application using our online application system [http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/]
Applicants should select “PhD in Robotics and Autonomous Systems” as their programme and clearly indicate “T-B PHASE Hybrid Autonomy Studentship” as their funding source in the Funding section.
We are looking for an enthusiastic student with either a First or high 2:1 Honours degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Robotics or any other relevant subject.
Strong numerical, computing and analytical skills in mathematical modelling are essential. Experience would be beneficial in one or more of: multi-agent systems; autonomous decision-making; large-scale simulation; human-robot interaction; human-machine interaction; human-computer interactions.
Scholarship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to 1st September 2018) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£14,777 in 2018/19) plus an industrial top-up of £2000 p.a. (subject to contracts). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply but will qualify only for PhD tuition fees.
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