Funding for UK and EU students
Funding amount Fully funded
Hours Full time
Contract 4 years
Closing date 19 January 2018
FARSCOPE’s vision is that the key to future development in robotics is adaptability; making machines that can play more integrated roles in the real world. For example;
These require a much higher level of intelligence than state-of-the-art robots today. They embody technical, industrial and social issues. This is why it’s essential for topics in robotics (advanced control; computing; soft robotics) and in autonomous systems (artificial intelligence; computer vision; human-robot interaction) to be studied together.
FARSCOPE believes that only a cross-disciplinary, cross-application view will enable future innovators to maximize RAS’ potential. We've enhanced the standard individual PhD in various ways to give you the best possible start on your RAS research and innovation career:
You'll have your choice of specialist topics from over 50 academic supervisors.
FARSCOPE is based at the Bristol Robotics Lab (www.brl.ac.uk), the largest specialist robotics laboratory in the UK, plus you will have access to all the combined facilities of both partner Universities.
How to apply:
Please make an online application for this PhD at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Robotics and Autonomous Systems FARSCOPE (EPSRC Centre for Doctorial Training) on the Programme Choice page.
We are looking for exceptional students with at least an upper second-class honours degree in an Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related subject. Other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
FARSCOPE has funds to support up to ten UK/EU students per year including fees, stipend (at standard RCUK rates), research and travel expenses. FARSCOPE has no internal funding for non-EU students. Students with their own funding can also join the FARSCOPE programme.
Applications deadline: 19th January 2018
Start date: September 2018.