|Salary:||£28,762 to £43,414 per annum|
|Placed On:||12th January 2023|
|Closes:||23rd February 2023|
We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher to join our research team to work on the cross-disciplinary REASON (REsilient Autonomous SOcio-cyber-physical AgeNts) project. The project funded by EPSRC under the umbrella of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme will develop demonstrators for resilient autonomous and collaborative robots in 4 different application domains (healthcare, social care, transportation and emergency response) and contribute to the development of next-generation resilient and intelligent robots and autonomous systems. Our vision is to deliver autonomous systems that can operate in close proximity to humans. Despite unprecedented technological advances, their resilience is severely limited by an inability to understand, model, and draw useful logical inferences that consider essential socio-technical aspects of their decisions and actions. In this project we will develop a comprehensive toolbox of general principles, mathematically based notations and models, as well as resilience-enhancing methods to facilitate deploying, operating and assuring highly resilient autonomous systems and systems of systems.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the leading robotics Institute at Sheffield and conduct cutting-edge research in a cross-disciplinary project involving engineers, computation scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, social scientists and end-users. You should have a passion for robotics technology, good honors degree in the physical/engineering sciences and hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in engineering/computing or a related robotics area. Demonstrable knowledge of robot sensing, tele-operation, machine learning and related software Robot Operating System, Python C++, C#, Matlab, as well as interest in working with stakeholders in health and social care and partners in social sciences.
While you will have an opportunity to build on your own research experience and strength to contribute to the research project, you will also contribute to the reputation of Automatic Control and Systems
Engineering Department as the leading department in systems and control. Aptitude for hands-on work in the laboratory and excellent scientific communication skills are essential.
The principal investigator and line manager for this role is Professor Dogramadzi who is closely supported by Professor Mihaylova and Dr Law at Sheffield Robotics and the team of scientists at AMRC.
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