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Research Associate in Perception and Theory of Mind for HRI

Closing date: 23/03/2021

Applications are invited for this exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to contribute to the continued success of a robotics hub funded by the EPSRC: ‘Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN)’.  This project is a collaboration between the Schools of Engineering (EEE) at the University of Manchester, the Universities of Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Warwick, Reading, Newcastle, Nottingham and Lancaster, the UKAEA’s Remote Applications in Challenging Environments centre (RACE) and leading industrial companies.

You will have (or expect to receive shortly) a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics or have equivalent research experience. In addition, you will have experience in Human Robot Interaction (HRI), i.e. their experimental approach and relevant modelling for HRI. You should have experience in the development of machine learning techniques within robotics applications. You will have a strong publication record and demonstrable experience of successfully working as part of a team.

You can find more information and apply here.

Past Opportunities

Robotic Systems Engineer (KTP Associate)

This is an exciting opportunity  to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Nuvia.

Closing date: 15/04/2019

The University of Manchester and Nuvia are looking to recruit a robotic systems engineer to undertake this 24 month project which has an overall aim of developing, embedding and exploiting advanced autonomous and automated radiation monitoring robotic technology for health physics surveys within the nuclear sector. The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to work with a world leading company and internationally renowned research group in robotics based at The University of Manchester to develop a novel technology for nuclear health physics. Candidates will require a recently-obtained minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Mechatronics/Electrical/Electronic Engineering and a PhD in robotics or related discipline. This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. Based at Nuvia, Harwell, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Nuvia and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations The successful candidate will need to meet all requirements of Security Check clearance within three months

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Autonomy and Verification

Computer Science

Closing date: 11/04/2019

We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the `Autonomy and Verification Lab’ at the University of Liverpool. You will carry out research centred on autonomy and verification, potentially involving work across formal verification, agent theory, agent programming, assurance of deep/reinforcement learning, testing, robot software architectures, or security analysis. The work will likely involve collaboration across a range of universities, disciplines, and industrial partners. You should have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. The post is available immediately, continuing until 31 March 2021.