The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CDT-RAS), the training arm led by National Robotarium scientists from Heriot-Watt University and The University of Edinburgh, is recruiting new candidates for September 2023 admission.

The Centre has been training innovation-ready postgraduates since 2014, equipping graduates with the technical skills and industry awareness to create an innovation pipeline to global markets. Application areas include manufacturing, assistive and medical robots, offshore energy, environmental monitoring, search and rescue, defence, and support for the ageing population. Many of these research themes are the foundation for the testing and development of robotic solutions in the National Robotarium’s high-spec labs.

The 4-year PhD studentships are fully-funded for all nationalities and provide a maintenance stipend at the research council rate (£16,062pa for 2022/23) and home tuition fees (£4596 for 2022/23).

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal on one of the CDT-RAS’s main research themes and include 2-3 other research themes of interest.

Themes include:

  • Human-Robot Interaction:
  • NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming);
  • Machine Learning and AI;
  • Robot Design and Soft Robotics;
  • Verification and Security;

These should be submitted, along with additional documentation, via the Heriot-Watt application portal no later than Monday 16 January 2023.

Further information can be found on the CDT-RAS recruitment web pages.

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