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Tony Pipe
Job title: Research Associate – Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Department: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Engineering Design & Mathematics
Campus/location: Frenchay campus _*but post location is University of
Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility in West Cumbria*_
Salary band: F - £28,452 - £32,004
Duration of post: 3 yrs
Fixed Term end date: 3 years form start of contract
Full time/part time: Full time
Closing date: 3 Aug 2017

Job overview:
The Universities of Manchester, West of England and Birmingham, in
collaboration with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and supported
by Sellafield Ltd., have recently secured funding from the EPSRC for a
5-year project to undertake fundamental research in Robotics and
Autonomous Systems (RAS) which will enable step changes to be made in
the capabilities of industrial robotic solutions for use in the nuclear
industry.

You will be based at the University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian
Facility in West Cumbria and will also spend time at NNL’s Workington
Rig Hall, where there are large-scale test facilities. You will work
closely with researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and the
Universities of Manchester and Birmingham.

The University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) has
state-of-the-art irradiation test facilities and strong links with
Sellafield Ltd, the NDA, the National Nuclear Laboratory and the nuclear
supply chain. In 2011, the Dalton Nuclear Institute was awarded a
Queen’s Anniversary Prize in the Diamond Jubilee round for its
“internationally renowned research and skills training for the nuclear
industry”.

You will work as part of the DCF Robotics Group, a team comprising of
PhD students, PDRAs and academics with expertise in communications,
sensing, control, embedded systems and platform design. You will be
required to travel regularly to Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham for
project meetings, and also to liaise with collaborators from industry.
You will also be expected to travel overseas from time to time to attend
conferences and to meet with collaborating organisations.

This project will provide the successful candidate with the ideal
introduction into the challenges faced in deploying robotic systems in
the nuclear industry and the size and scope of problems therein. It will
also provide a unique opportunity to interact with engineers from both
the supply chain and end users in the UK and Japan.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

• a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
• flexible working;
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
• family friendly policies;
• option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification
for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please
contact Alan Winfield on 01173282644 or email on [hidden email]
or Tony Pipe on 0117 3286330 or email to: [hidden email].

Link to Bristol Robotics Laboratory full advert to apply is:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTY1ODUwNiZvd25lcj01MDU1Mjc4Jm93bmVydHlwZT1mYWlyJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT00OTcmdnRfdGVtcGxhdGU9MTUzOA&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=67Ha2jBWJZwwAhqIEknEEoMl3GPKM_EOoTf1D83G91Y&s=y9kp5KgrG0MjRwFtLrGKyLQIEIWdRWpL66aN1COvS7Q&e= 


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Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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Re: [robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Associate – Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Tony Pipe
Job title: Research Associate – Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Department: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Engineering Design & Mathematics
Campus/location: Frenchay campus _*but post location is University of
Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility in West Cumbria*_
Salary band: F - £28,452 - £32,004
Duration of post: 3 yrs
Fixed Term end date: 3 years form start of contract
Full time/part time: Full time
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

Job overview:
The Universities of Manchester, West of England and Birmingham, in
collaboration with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and supported
by Sellafield Ltd., have recently secured funding from the EPSRC for a
5-year project to undertake fundamental research in Robotics and
Autonomous Systems (RAS) which will enable step changes to be made in
the capabilities of industrial robotic solutions for use in the nuclear
industry.

You will be based at the University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian
Facility in West Cumbria and will also spend time at NNL’s Workington
Rig Hall, where there are large-scale test facilities. You will work
closely with researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and the
Universities of Manchester and Birmingham.

The University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) has
state-of-the-art irradiation test facilities and strong links with
Sellafield Ltd, the NDA, the National Nuclear Laboratory and the nuclear
supply chain. In 2011, the Dalton Nuclear Institute was awarded a
Queen’s Anniversary Prize in the Diamond Jubilee round for its
“internationally renowned research and skills training for the nuclear
industry”.

You will work as part of the DCF Robotics Group, a team comprising of
PhD students, PDRAs and academics with expertise in communications,
sensing, control, embedded systems and platform design. You will be
required to travel regularly to Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham for
project meetings, and also to liaise with collaborators from industry.
You will also be expected to travel overseas from time to time to attend
conferences and to meet with collaborating organisations.

This project will provide the successful candidate with the ideal
introduction into the challenges faced in deploying robotic systems in
the nuclear industry and the size and scope of problems therein. It will
also provide a unique opportunity to interact with engineers from both
the supply chain and end users in the UK and Japan.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

• a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
• flexible working;
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
• family friendly policies;
• option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification
for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please
contact Alan Winfield on 01173282644 or email on [hidden email]
or Tony Pipe on 0117 3286330 or email to: [hidden email].

Link to Bristol Robotics Laboratory full advert to apply is:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTY1ODUwNiZvd25lcj01MDU1Mjc4Jm93bmVydHlwZT1mYWlyJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT00OTcmdnRfdGVtcGxhdGU9MTUzOA&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=fuqHA-iRbYf9avfhJz8dKRw3fQUNtQIydRDnHlFExNY&s=okdILaO6VW4O99r3-AOml9QU7qqVfShzgUm5vqJAxk0&e= 

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Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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Re: [robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Professor of Robotics

Tony Pipe
Job title: Professor of Robotics

Department: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Engineering Design & Mathematics
Campus/location: Frenchay, Bristol campus
Salary band: £60,173 - £86,889 per annum
Duration of post: Permanent

Closing date: 19 January 2018 @ 23:59

Job Overview:

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the Faculty of Environment &
Technology have an exciting permanent and full time position for a
Professor of Robotics to join BRL within the Engineering, Design &
Mathematics Department.

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) research-and-innovation
pipeline is now experiencing unprecedented growth, evidenced by
substantial new research opportunities appearing across the UK, EU and
global funding landscape.

In the context of Human-Robot Interaction, you will champion research in
control systems underpinning:

 1. advanced augmented and virtual reality via immersive tele-operation;
 2. dynamic Levels of Autonomy (LoA) , typically varying from
    teleoperation to autonomous control, i.e., the ability to
    dynamically switch between different LoA so as to significantly
    outperform any single Level.

These research topics can lead naturally to shared control frameworks
that enable both human and AI to collaborate in controlling one or more
robots, thus simultaneously fusing reasoning from both the human and the
autonomous agent. These methods are particularly relevant to
safety-critical application domains where remote operation and varying
autonomy could be highly beneficial.

This strategic focus resonates strongly as a fundamental and core issue
in domains that stretch from assisted living, through robot-assisted
surgery, to operations in an array of challenging and/or hazardous
environments (e.g. nuclear decommissioning, subsea, space, offshore
maintenance), and human-robot teamwork in manufacturing domains that
incorporate critical elements of ‘Industrie 4.0’. In all of these areas,
a human-in-the-loop may be required for some or even all of the time,
but complex manipulations may be too difficult to directly teleoperate
efficiently.

We are looking for a candidate that could take on the challenge of
joining these common factors across the application domains, all of
which are existing foci for BRL, i.e., a candidate who will work with
and grow our existing teams as part of our BRL Unique Selling Point.

We welcome applications from researchers able to build on strongly
linked disciplines and who are fully committed to developing one or more
of the area of research outlined above.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working
hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are
looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those
aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000
alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the
UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making
this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a
strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing
music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s
not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places
to live and work in the UK.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of
staff benefits including:

  * a generous holiday allowance of 35 Days
  * up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  * flexible working;
  * excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  * option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  * family friendly policies;
  * onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  * option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested
in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to
everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new
state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020
to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close
proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two
train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for
those wishing to commute to Bristol.


If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please
contact the Director of BRL, Prof. Chris Melhuish at
[hidden email] or on +44 117 328 6332.

Link to Bristol Robotics Laboratory with more details of the laboratory
and full advert is: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.brl.ac.uk&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HQrfz5mArub6FCtz04HPoCrdyzjmBunbC9BdvionM58&s=QxHYgKpucJ3SOu4-kD5YGDGWxwY5XA0WeHd6wLSrchM&e= 
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Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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Re: [robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Professor of Robotics

Tony Pipe
Job title: Professor of Robotics

Department: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Engineering Design & Mathematics
Campus/location: Frenchay, Bristol campus
Salary band: £60,173 - £86,889 per annum
Duration of post: Permanent

Closing date: 19 January 2018 @ 23:59

Job Overview:

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the Faculty of Environment &
Technology have an exciting permanent and full time position for a
Professor of Robotics to join BRL within the Engineering, Design &
Mathematics Department.

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) research-and-innovation
pipeline is now experiencing unprecedented growth, evidenced by
substantial new research opportunities appearing across the UK, EU and
global funding landscape.

In the context of Human-Robot Interaction, you will champion research in
control systems underpinning:

 1. advanced augmented and virtual reality via immersive tele-operation;
 2. dynamic Levels of Autonomy (LoA) , typically varying from
    teleoperation to autonomous control, i.e., the ability to
    dynamically switch between different LoA so as to significantly
    outperform any single Level.

These research topics can lead naturally to shared control frameworks
that enable both human and AI to collaborate in controlling one or more
robots, thus simultaneously fusing reasoning from both the human and the
autonomous agent. These methods are particularly relevant to
safety-critical application domains where remote operation and varying
autonomy could be highly beneficial.

This strategic focus resonates strongly as a fundamental and core issue
in domains that stretch from assisted living, through robot-assisted
surgery, to operations in an array of challenging and/or hazardous
environments (e.g. nuclear decommissioning, subsea, space, offshore
maintenance), and human-robot teamwork in manufacturing domains that
incorporate critical elements of ‘Industrie 4.0’. In all of these areas,
a human-in-the-loop may be required for some or even all of the time,
but complex manipulations may be too difficult to directly teleoperate
efficiently.

We are looking for a candidate that could take on the challenge of
joining these common factors across the application domains, all of
which are existing foci for BRL, i.e., a candidate who will work with
and grow our existing teams as part of our BRL Unique Selling Point.

We welcome applications from researchers able to build on strongly
linked disciplines and who are fully committed to developing one or more
of the area of research outlined above.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working
hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are
looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those
aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000
alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the
UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making
this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a
strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing
music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s
not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places
to live and work in the UK.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of
staff benefits including:

  * a generous holiday allowance of 35 Days
  * up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  * flexible working;
  * excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  * option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  * family friendly policies;
  * onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  * option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested
in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to
everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new
state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020
to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close
proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two
train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for
those wishing to commute to Bristol.


If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please
contact the Director of BRL, Prof. Chris Melhuish at
[hidden email] or on +44 117 328 6332.

Link to Bristol Robotics Laboratory with more details of the laboratory
and full advert is: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.brl.ac.uk&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WjsTMFZS5crIC5ZmzAoIIKPge2ouZ4MER7qIyYC7rvE&s=2v9DJcD3UwLRbZDIgHGG7vIpttQkkh-AXTGWcYEJPSc&e= 
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Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Professor of Robotics

Tony Pipe
Job title: Professor of Robotics

Department: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Engineering Design & Mathematics
Campus/location: Frenchay, Bristol campus
Salary band: £60,173 - £86,889 per annum
Duration of post: Permanent

Closing date: 19 January 2018 @ 23:59

Job Overview:

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the Faculty of Environment &
Technology have an exciting permanent and full time position for a
Professor of Robotics to join BRL within the Engineering, Design &
Mathematics Department.

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) research-and-innovation
pipeline is now experiencing unprecedented growth, evidenced by
substantial new research opportunities appearing across the UK, EU and
global funding landscape.

In the context of Human-Robot Interaction, you will champion research in
control systems underpinning:

 1. advanced augmented and virtual reality via immersive tele-operation;
 2. dynamic Levels of Autonomy (LoA) , typically varying from
    teleoperation to autonomous control, i.e., the ability to
    dynamically switch between different LoA so as to significantly
    outperform any single Level.

These research topics can lead naturally to shared control frameworks
that enable both human and AI to collaborate in controlling one or more
robots, thus simultaneously fusing reasoning from both the human and the
autonomous agent. These methods are particularly relevant to
safety-critical application domains where remote operation and varying
autonomy could be highly beneficial.

This strategic focus resonates strongly as a fundamental and core issue
in domains that stretch from assisted living, through robot-assisted
surgery, to operations in an array of challenging and/or hazardous
environments (e.g. nuclear decommissioning, subsea, space, offshore
maintenance), and human-robot teamwork in manufacturing domains that
incorporate critical elements of ‘Industrie 4.0’. In all of these areas,
a human-in-the-loop may be required for some or even all of the time,
but complex manipulations may be too difficult to directly teleoperate
efficiently.

We are looking for a candidate that could take on the challenge of
joining these common factors across the application domains, all of
which are existing foci for BRL, i.e., a candidate who will work with
and grow our existing teams as part of our BRL Unique Selling Point.

We welcome applications from researchers able to build on strongly
linked disciplines and who are fully committed to developing one or more
of the area of research outlined above.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working
hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are
looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those
aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000
alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the
UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making
this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a
strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing
music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s
not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places
to live and work in the UK.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of
staff benefits including:

  * a generous holiday allowance of 35 Days
  * up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  * flexible working;
  * excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  * option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  * family friendly policies;
  * onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  * option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested
in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to
everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new
state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020
to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close
proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two
train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for
those wishing to commute to Bristol.


If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please
contact the Director of BRL, Prof. Chris Melhuish at
[hidden email] or on +44 117 328 6332.

Link to Bristol Robotics Laboratory with more details of the laboratory
and full advert is: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.brl.ac.uk&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=K1vzwLBHIETK0DVql5FYmuNgz3ApR5LFuky6miyI8I8&s=sSpLppoiqVyRtldje1XcEZDwPVYsI0Ta0doKw_-Uzkg&e= 
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Re: [robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory: One Shot Printed Multi-Digit Manipulator

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HP Inc. UK LTD funded PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory:
One Shot Printed Multi-Digit Manipulator

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The innovative high technology provider HP Inc (HP) and the world
renowned Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have decided to work together
to carry out an exciting new research project on creating and developing
the technology and techniques that would enable the 3D printing of a
multi-digit robot manipulator, in one pass.

Such a process has yet to be developed, but would include construction
of the manipulator’s digits, the joints between those digits, together
with all the embedded sensing and actuation components. The likely form
would be an opposed 3+fingered gripper that will be capable of picking
up a modest range of items.

The research work itself will have a strong emphasis on ‘learning from
experiment’, i.e., there will be an iterative process of developing
prototypes of gradually greater capability, in order to validate the
instantiation of approaches that are identified through the conducted
research. These prototypes could be partially assembled from
sub-components where the technology is not available but is a realistic
step away.

Experienced BRL research academics will work together with HP’s senior
design engineers to provide guidance throughout the research programme.
BRL’s established expertise in state-of-the-art 3D plastic-part printing
will be augmented by HP’s specialised skills in the range of properties
available, or being investigated, with its advanced Multi Jet Fusion
(MJF - powder bed) 3D printing process, as well as its deep knowledge of
that which is available in the wider industry.

Of course, this is advanced research, so it cannot be predicted exactly
how fast the pace of progress will be. However, if things go well, then
the scope could be extended to include the use of manipulator
customisation to address established challenges in 3D printing workflow.
For example, HP’s MJF process produces ‘cakes’ containing the parts.
These are then separated from each other in a dedicated station with the
resulting parts that were in the cake all mixed together.  The potential
for widely varying shapes, masses and material properties represent a
critical challenge for their subsequent handling by automated systems.
If the printing of customised manipulators for specific parts could be
rendered to be cheap and rapid, then this could form a crucial part of a
solution to the handling and sorting of the disparate parts.

The PhD will take place in BRL and will benefit from links with the
existing CDT programme within the BRL.

For the full advert please refer to the following link:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.uwe.ac.uk_research_postgraduateresearchstudy_studentshipopportunities_oneshotprinted.aspx&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=x17o69roi6DBGVytm6dSrSO0D4i1wJQRJx8XY7yjsL4&s=RRPro47bbSqO0YCuCl907FfqJzN7eU2yy7afIceI5Yk&e= 


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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

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Bristol UK BS16 1QY
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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in Object Identification and Authentication using Microscopic Forensic Signatures

Tony Pipe
HP Inc. UK LTD funded PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in
Object Identification and Authentication using Microscopic Forensic
Signatures
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The technology provider HP Inc. (HP) and the world renowned Bristol
Robotics Laboratory (BRL) are working together on an exciting new
research project to develop novel sensors and algorithms aimed at
realising low-cost technology for the capture of unique surface
characteristics from differing substrate types (e.g. paper, ceramic,
plastic etc.). Both 3D structural and 2D spectral signals will be
investigated at the microscopic scale (defined here as 1-3um XY, 100nm
Z), with the aim of recovering and describing properties that naturally
occur at the surface, or which can be introduced, in order to realise a
unique object recognition signature.

About the Studentship

Estimating 3D surface texture and reflectance at microscale is a
challenging, problem with a number of unsolved issues, and requires the
capture of highly dense microstructures.

This project will focus on:
1.       Using a range of optical/computer vision techniques to capture
and recover 3D surfaces of substrates at microscale.
2.       Investigating the simultaneous recovery of multispectral
signals and 3D structure at the microscopic scale.
3.       Developing novel algorithms to derive translation and rotation
invariant signatures of different categories of substrates.
4.       Developing novel machine learning approaches (use of deep
learning concepts) to characterise substrates at the microscale level
and identify their inherent properties.

3D depth recovery approaches such as structured light and stereo
reconstruction will be considered, along with alternative methods based
on phase shift interferometry and/or focus variation. Likewise,
approaches looking at the narrow band spectral shifting data, captured
using a hyperspectral imaging device (or a custom based multispectral
image capture system) will also be investigated. In addition, this
project will also investigate approaches looking at using localised
properties (surface reflectance, surface texture and 3D properties) of a
surface at microscale in order to build a more generalised meta-surface
structure characterisation, say using a Simultaneous Localisation and
Mapping (SLAM) approach.

The aim will be to establish signatures which can be captured using
low-cost technology, are unique at the item level, can be readily
compared and which have strong statistical significance. Typically this
may be achieved through:

1.       the printing of a registration mark
2.       including sufficient information in the signature for
self-registration or
3.       introducing a small degree of rotation and transitional
invariance into the signature itself.

Experienced BRL research academics from the Centre for Machine Vision
(CMV), will work together with HP’s senior design engineers to provide
guidance throughout the research programme. The CMV has developed
internationally leading research and expertise in innovative 3D surface
recovery solutions applied to different areas, including medical,
agri-tech, digital advertising and others. Augmented by HP’s specialised
skills at developing low-cost microscopic scale devices, this research
will use a range of state-of-art optical/computer vision techniques
developed at the CMV to generate innovate solutions for the capture,
recovery and characterisation of substrates at microscale.

The PhD will be at the CMV in BRL and will benefit from links with the
existing CDT programme (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__farscope.bris.ac.uk_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U3cLC9hcFnuLS-CQA_mNMy1EhCBSfs5H48_VMmppfGc&s=5OfbaIqaO01hWisKbR_5amn1WT0jGDq3qcZY06QkKd8&e=) within the BRL.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Professor
Melvyn Smith: [hidden email]

For the full advert please refer to the following link:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.uwe.ac.uk_research_postgraduateresearchstudy_studentshipopportunities_objectidentification.aspx&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U3cLC9hcFnuLS-CQA_mNMy1EhCBSfs5H48_VMmppfGc&s=rpavkmDuPUgZg46s0PxjbbR5e3sctbxv0tcwslp3ubM&e=

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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

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T-Building
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Bristol UK BS16 1QY
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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory: One Shot Printed Multi-Digit Manipulator

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HP Inc. UK LTD funded PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory:
One Shot Printed Multi-Digit Manipulator
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The innovative high technology provider HP Inc (HP) and the world
renowned Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have decided to work together
to carry out an exciting new research project on creating and developing
the technology and techniques that would enable the 3D printing of a
multi-digit robot manipulator, in one pass.

Such a process has yet to be developed, but would include construction
of the manipulator’s digits, the joints between those digits, together
with all the embedded sensing and actuation components. The likely form
would be an opposed 3+fingered gripper that will be capable of picking
up a modest range of items.

The research work itself will have a strong emphasis on ‘learning from
experiment’, i.e., there will be an iterative process of developing
prototypes of gradually greater capability, in order to validate the
instantiation of approaches that are identified through the conducted
research. These prototypes could be partially assembled from
sub-components where the technology is not available but is a realistic
step away.

Experienced BRL research academics will work together with HP’s senior
design engineers to provide guidance throughout the research programme.
BRL’s established expertise in state-of-the-art 3D plastic-part printing
will be augmented by HP’s specialised skills in the range of properties
available, or being investigated, with its advanced Multi Jet Fusion
(MJF - powder bed) 3D printing process, as well as its deep knowledge of
that which is available in the wider industry.

Of course, this is advanced research, so it cannot be predicted exactly
how fast the pace of progress will be. However, if things go well, then
the scope could be extended to include the use of manipulator
customisation to address established challenges in 3D printing workflow.
For example, HP’s MJF process produces ‘cakes’ containing the parts.
These are then separated from each other in a dedicated station with the
resulting parts that were in the cake all mixed together.  The potential
for widely varying shapes, masses and material properties represent a
critical challenge for their subsequent handling by automated systems.
If the printing of customised manipulators for specific parts could be
rendered to be cheap and rapid, then this could form a crucial part of a
solution to the handling and sorting of the disparate parts.

The PhD will take place in BRL and will benefit from links with the
existing CDT programme within the BRL.

For the full advert please refer to the following link:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.uwe.ac.uk_research_postgraduateresearchstudy_studentshipopportunities_oneshotprinted.aspx&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5mSAFzkMZAynNyOlx0AljocJYqdDH6JSc_QWpCYpQDU&s=6OVLF7DM2yUS35h9FfniN7y0UNwkeLvzAdceH7giV4s&e=

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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in Object Identification and Authentication using Microscopic Forensic Signatures

Tony Pipe
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HP Inc. UK LTD funded PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in
Object Identification and Authentication using Microscopic Forensic
Signatures
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The technology provider HP Inc. (HP) and the world renowned Bristol
Robotics Laboratory (BRL) are working together on an exciting new
research project to develop novel sensors and algorithms aimed at
realising low-cost technology for the capture of unique surface
characteristics from differing substrate types (e.g. paper, ceramic,
plastic etc.). Both 3D structural and 2D spectral signals will be
investigated at the microscopic scale (defined here as 1-3um XY, 100nm
Z), with the aim of recovering and describing properties that naturally
occur at the surface, or which can be introduced, in order to realise a
unique object recognition signature.

About the Studentship

Estimating 3D surface texture and reflectance at microscale is a
challenging, problem with a number of unsolved issues, and requires the
capture of highly dense microstructures.

This project will focus on:
1.       Using a range of optical/computer vision techniques to capture
and recover 3D surfaces of substrates at microscale.
2.       Investigating the simultaneous recovery of multispectral
signals and 3D structure at the microscopic scale.
3.       Developing novel algorithms to derive translation and rotation
invariant signatures of different categories of substrates.
4.       Developing novel machine learning approaches (use of deep
learning concepts) to characterise substrates at the microscale level
and identify their inherent properties.

3D depth recovery approaches such as structured light and stereo
reconstruction will be considered, along with alternative methods based
on phase shift interferometry and/or focus variation. Likewise,
approaches looking at the narrow band spectral shifting data, captured
using a hyperspectral imaging device (or a custom based multispectral
image capture system) will also be investigated. In addition, this
project will also investigate approaches looking at using localised
properties (surface reflectance, surface texture and 3D properties) of a
surface at microscale in order to build a more generalised meta-surface
structure characterisation, say using a Simultaneous Localisation and
Mapping (SLAM) approach.

The aim will be to establish signatures which can be captured using
low-cost technology, are unique at the item level, can be readily
compared and which have strong statistical significance. Typically this
may be achieved through:

1.       the printing of a registration mark
2.       including sufficient information in the signature for
self-registration or
3.       introducing a small degree of rotation and transitional
invariance into the signature itself.

Experienced BRL research academics from the Centre for Machine Vision
(CMV), will work together with HP’s senior design engineers to provide
guidance throughout the research programme. The CMV has developed
internationally leading research and expertise in innovative 3D surface
recovery solutions applied to different areas, including medical,
agri-tech, digital advertising and others. Augmented by HP’s specialised
skills at developing low-cost microscopic scale devices, this research
will use a range of state-of-art optical/computer vision techniques
developed at the CMV to generate innovate solutions for the capture,
recovery and characterisation of substrates at microscale.

The PhD will be at the CMV in BRL and will benefit from links with the
existing CDT programme (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__farscope.bris.ac.uk_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=fX7a0s17sd1Vlkgmb3fKtg8XuZDhqahI25y0EjxZm0E&s=YobqWg48RMy4BE_6Sz9mY2EjYsbnQdUCpdXuQTshULM&e=) within the BRL.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Professor
Melvyn Smith: [hidden email]

For the full advert please refer to the following link:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.uwe.ac.uk_research_postgraduateresearchstudy_studentshipopportunities_objectidentification.aspx&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=fX7a0s17sd1Vlkgmb3fKtg8XuZDhqahI25y0EjxZm0E&s=m60jY3MNuPnuMjrchY5e_lmO_KKIlHiG9N85blyPPLs&e=

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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
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Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory: One Shot Printed Multi-Digit Manipulator

Tony Pipe
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HP Inc. UK LTD funded PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory:
One Shot Printed Multi-Digit Manipulator
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The innovative high technology provider HP Inc (HP) and the world
renowned Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have decided to work together
to carry out an exciting new research project on creating and developing
the technology and techniques that would enable the 3D printing of a
multi-digit robot manipulator, in one pass.

Such a process has yet to be developed, but would include construction
of the manipulator’s digits, the joints between those digits, together
with all the embedded sensing and actuation components. The likely form
would be an opposed 3+fingered gripper that will be capable of picking
up a modest range of items.

The research work itself will have a strong emphasis on ‘learning from
experiment’, i.e., there will be an iterative process of developing
prototypes of gradually greater capability, in order to validate the
instantiation of approaches that are identified through the conducted
research. These prototypes could be partially assembled from
sub-components where the technology is not available but is a realistic
step away.

Experienced BRL research academics will work together with HP’s senior
design engineers to provide guidance throughout the research programme.
BRL’s established expertise in state-of-the-art 3D plastic-part printing
will be augmented by HP’s specialised skills in the range of properties
available, or being investigated, with its advanced Multi Jet Fusion
(MJF - powder bed) 3D printing process, as well as its deep knowledge of
that which is available in the wider industry.

Of course, this is advanced research, so it cannot be predicted exactly
how fast the pace of progress will be. However, if things go well, then
the scope could be extended to include the use of manipulator
customisation to address established challenges in 3D printing workflow.
For example, HP’s MJF process produces ‘cakes’ containing the parts.
These are then separated from each other in a dedicated station with the
resulting parts that were in the cake all mixed together.  The potential
for widely varying shapes, masses and material properties represent a
critical challenge for their subsequent handling by automated systems.
If the printing of customised manipulators for specific parts could be
rendered to be cheap and rapid, then this could form a crucial part of a
solution to the handling and sorting of the disparate parts.

The PhD will take place in BRL and will benefit from links with the
existing CDT programme within the BRL.

For the full advert please refer to the following link:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.uwe.ac.uk_research_postgraduateresearchstudy_studentshipopportunities_oneshotprinted.aspx&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Kt8qlYFTHxLNXqR_ku6FiHR1G0oHE6tSGZYw4H8I3kE&s=r4kbgIjsOaJSIq-C-s-AEmNM_ckDVaCR2HFI2_uylmU&e=


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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in Object Identification and Authentication using Microscopic Forensic Signatures

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HP Inc. UK LTD funded PhD Scholarship Bursary at the Bristol Robotics
Laboratory (BRL) in 3D Object Identification and Inspection using Micro
and Macro Object Features

An opportunity exists to apply for a funded full-time PhD studentship in
the Bristol Robotics Laboratory over a 3.5 year duration, including
support for conference attendance and project consumables.

The expected start date of this studentship is 1 June 2018.

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2018

About the Studentship

The technology provider HP Inc. (HP) and the world renowned Bristol
Robotics Laboratory (BRL) are working together on an exciting new
research project to develop novel sensors and algorithms aimed at
realising low-cost technology for the capture of unique surface
characteristics from differing substrate types (e.g. paper, ceramic,
plastic etc.), mainly for the purpose of object recognition and inspection.

Using a combination of both 3D structural and 2D spectral signals, the
aim is to generate rich description of objects by recovering and
describing properties that naturally occur at the surface, or which can
be introduced, in order to realise a unique object recognition
signature. The characterisation of surface properties will be
investigated at both macro and microscale levels. Estimating 3D surface
texture and reflectance at microscale is a challenging problem with a
number of unsolved issues, and, requires the capture of highly dense
microstructures.

This project will focus on:

(1)    Using a range of optical/computer vision techniques to capture
and recover surface characteristics of 3D surfaces objects at macro and
microscale.

(2)    Investigating the simultaneous recovery of multispectral signals
and 3D structure at the microscopic scale.

(3)    Developing novel algorithms to derive translation and rotation
invariant signatures of different categories of objects and surfaces.

(4)    Developing novel machine learning approaches (use of deep
learning concepts) to characterise objects and identify their inherent
surface properties.

3D depth recovery approaches such as structured light, photometric
stereo and binocular stereo reconstruction will be considered, along
with alternative methods based on phase shift interferometry and/or
focus variation. Likewise, approaches looking at the narrow band
spectral shifting data, captured using a hyperspectral imaging device
(or a custom based multispectral image capture system) will also be
investigated. In addition, this project will also investigate approaches
looking at using localised properties (surface reflectance, surface
texture and 3D properties) of a surface at microscale in order to build
a more generalised meta-surface structure characterisation, say using a
Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) approach.

The aim will be to establish signatures which can be captured using
low-cost technology, are unique at the item level, can be readily
compared and which have strong statistical significance.

Experienced BRL research academics from the Centre for Machine Vision
(CMV), will work together with HP’s senior design engineers to provide
guidance throughout the research programme. The CMV has developed
internationally leading research and expertise in innovative 3D surface
recovery solutions applied to different areas, including security,
medical, agri-tech, digital advertising and others. Augmented by HP’s
specialised skills at developing low-cost devices, this research will
explore a range of state-of-art optical/computer vision techniques
developed at the CMV to generate innovative solutions for the
recognition and inspection of objects.

The PhD will be based at the CMV in BRL, with periods also spent working
with the HP team in Bristol, and will benefit from links with the
existing CDT programme within the BRL.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Professor
Melvyn Smith or Dr Khemraj Emrith
Funding details

The studentship is available from 1 June 2018 for a period of 3.5 years,
subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax exempt stipend at
the standard EPSRC rate, which is currently £14,553 per annum. In
addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to 3.5 years
(Home/EU rates only).
Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2.1 or equivalent) in
subjects such as electronic engineering, computer science, computer
vision, physics, sensor science.

A recognised English language qualification is required.
How to apply

Download and complete the Graduate School studentship application form
and send it directly to the UWE Bristol Graduate School. Please ensure
you include the title of the research project you propose to undertake,
and detail why you are interested in undertaking this PhD project and
what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring
to the research. Please see the Graduate School studentship application
guidance notes for further information about how to complete the
application form.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form and
complete the first section of the Graduate School application reference
sheet before sending to your nominated referees.
Further information

Interviews will take place early in the week beginning 16 April 2018 If
you have not heard from us by 20 April 2018, we thank you for your
application, but on this occasion you have not been successful.

For the full advert please refer to the following link:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.uwe.ac.uk_research_postgraduateresearchstudy_studentshipopportunities_objectidentification.aspx&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=28mOXZThnre7bS3qEifbyq5jFJ5K0o7x0a8KrbvNdTg&s=Hj1kcGXfn4ryyBHCyslm7yq3jqsfNZw-VnKLbiI65LA&e=


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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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Re: [robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Fellow: Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Tony Pipe
Research Fellow: Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833
Duration of post: Fixed term period 1yr 0mths
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

About the post: The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is currently a key
partner in three Innovate UK-funded Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)
research and development projects. They each have a differing
application focus but they are all aimed at bringing this exciting new
technology closer to fruition in a safe and useful manner for society as
a whole.

These are grand aims, and there is a great deal of important
theoretical, but especially carefully directed experimental work to be
carried out at both technical and societal levels; the outcomes need to
be both technically correct and also acceptable to society. The work to
be carried out in these projects is wide ranging, from conducting
probing questionnaire-led participant interviews to experiments in a
comprehensive vehicle simulator and in a variety of real-world roadway
and pedestrian-area prototype autonomous vehicle trials. An essential
part of the post holder's role will be to undertake software design and
programming of the BRL CAV simulator, and some aspects of the real
vehicles as required, with support from others.

All of this work needs careful coordination, and this will be a major
part of the tasks for the person taking this post. Apart from taking a
key role in running the existing projects, there is a highly active
process of bidding for new CAV projects, and helping to lead this
activity will be another crucial role.

Applicants must be working towards completion, or have completed a PhD
in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) or an appropriate technical
topic that can be transferred to CAV design and development.

A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply:
Download and complete the Graduate School studentship application form
and send it directly to the UWE Bristol Graduate School. Please ensure
you include the title of the research project you propose to undertake,
and detail why you are interested in undertaking this PhD project and
what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring
to the research. Please see the Graduate School studentship application
guidance notes for further information about how to complete the
application form.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form and
complete the first section of the Graduate School application reference
sheet before sending to your nominated referees.
Further information

For the full advert please refer to the following link:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FamNvZGU9MTcyODYxOCZvd25lcj01MDU1Mjc4Jm93bmVydHlwZT1mYWlyJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT00OTcmdnRfdGVtcGxhdGU9MTUzOA-26jcode-3D1728618-26owner-3D5055278-26ownertype-3Dfair-26posting-5Fcode-3D497-26vt-5Ftemplate-3D1538&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=KT6GPpkBwyBMwOsESvFN9Bj2c2Jf0xnpEccN92cPNb4&s=_w6ZdkMTplxJdEFE_H4sQ7fzzjdvHHAcjtcokxhx8pg&e=

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Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Fellow: Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Tony Pipe
Research Fellow: Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833
Duration of post: Fixed term period 1yr 0mths
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

About the post: The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is currently a key
partner in three Innovate UK-funded Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)
research and development projects. They each have a differing
application focus but they are all aimed at bringing this exciting new
technology closer to fruition in a safe and useful manner for society as
a whole.

These are grand aims, and there is a great deal of important
theoretical, but especially carefully directed experimental work to be
carried out at both technical and societal levels; the outcomes need to
be both technically correct and also acceptable to society. The work to
be carried out in these projects is wide ranging, from conducting
probing questionnaire-led participant interviews to experiments in a
comprehensive vehicle simulator and in a variety of real-world roadway
and pedestrian-area prototype autonomous vehicle trials. An essential
part of the post holder's role will be to undertake software design and
programming of the BRL CAV simulator, and some aspects of the real
vehicles as required, with support from others.

All of this work needs careful coordination, and this will be a major
part of the tasks for the person taking this post. Apart from taking a
key role in running the existing projects, there is a highly active
process of bidding for new CAV projects, and helping to lead this
activity will be another crucial role.

Applicants must be working towards completion, or have completed a PhD
in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) or an appropriate technical
topic that can be transferred to CAV design and development.

A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply:
Download and complete the Graduate School studentship application form
and send it directly to the UWE Bristol Graduate School. Please ensure
you include the title of the research project you propose to undertake,
and detail why you are interested in undertaking this PhD project and
what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring
to the research. Please see the Graduate School studentship application
guidance notes for further information about how to complete the
application form.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form and
complete the first section of the Graduate School application reference
sheet before sending to your nominated referees.
Further information

For the full advert please refer to the following link:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FamNvZGU9MTcyODYxOCZvd25lcj01MDU1Mjc4Jm93bmVydHlwZT1mYWlyJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT00OTcmdnRfdGVtcGxhdGU9MTUzOA-26jcode-3D1728618-26owner-3D5055278-26ownertype-3Dfair-26posting-5Fcode-3D497-26vt-5Ftemplate-3D1538&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rIg2plOiNKE3qC3RWTA4_NEMVKptndAyyLSR56vACyc&s=tlkjz8qZ1rX3R6iKbRCi8WKZXVuNwiwenf5qaxQu2ns&e= 



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Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
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Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Associate - Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Tony Pipe
Research Associate - Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Salary band: £29,515 - £33,199 (Currency GBP)

Dear colleagues,

Link to full job description and information how to apply: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bit.ly_2KfrjTG&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nAd-rv5xkOSQtHZgTQS-CYrq-B-_BMN1ipmA19ClLuU&s=aNLBh98UO6zvkNb2W2zKG62Ti7leJPnE2diFf5hNZZA&e=

The Universities of Manchester, West of England and Birmingham, in collaboration with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and supported by Sellafield Ltd. are collaborating together on the 5-year Robotics for Nuclear Environments project (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nuclearrobots.org_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nAd-rv5xkOSQtHZgTQS-CYrq-B-_BMN1ipmA19ClLuU&s=39EtynxMNt-ynRGaOZQWj3sSvdlZJV8Fjwl3R7KIrMM&e=) to undertake fundamental research in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) which will enable step changes to be made in the capabilities of industrial robotic solutions for use in the nuclear industry.

This specific post will focus on research and development of planning and control approaches for heterogeneous teams of multiple robots and/or humans, and the development of embedded online risk assessment strategies for such robots. The research divides into three work packages. Ideally, you have some experience in all three of the work package topics. However, we also strongly encourage candidates who have experience in only one of the research areas and are willing to broaden their research into the other areas to submit an application. The three work packages are as follows:


  1.  Heterogeneous team working. This work package (WP) will analyse existing approaches to heterogeneous robot team working, in order to develop an approach providing the best balance between autonomy and remote human supervision.
  2.  Human-robot team interaction. This WP will analyse the requirements of sensorimotor interfaces and embedded AI (cognition) for team working both between robots and also with human co-workers, including differing levels of human supervision.
  3.  On line behaviour risk assessment. This WP will aim to design, implement and test a novel system for robots to be able to assess, at run-time, the risks associated with their own actions and the robots (and humans) around them in the context on their current mission tasks.

As part of this project, you will be based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) and work closely with other researchers at BRL, and the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham. You will be required to travel regularly to Manchester, Birmingham, and Cumbria for project meetings, and also to liaise with collaborators from industry. You will also be expected to travel overseas from time to time to attend conferences and to meet with collaborating organisations.

This project will provide the successful candidate with the ideal introduction into the challenges faced in deploying robotic systems in the nuclear industry and the size and scope of problems therein. It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with engineers from both the supply chain and end users in the UK and Japan.

Due to the requirement for regular UK travel and occasional international travel - This post is not available on a job share basis.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:


  *   a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
  *   up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  *   flexible working;
  *   excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  *   option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  *   family friendly policies;
  *   onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

Please follow this link to see the full job description and information for applicants for the role: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bit.ly_2KfrjTG&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nAd-rv5xkOSQtHZgTQS-CYrq-B-_BMN1ipmA19ClLuU&s=aNLBh98UO6zvkNb2W2zKG62Ti7leJPnE2diFf5hNZZA&e=

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please write an email to Manuel Giuliani at [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> or Tony Pipe at [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.



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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Support Engineer: FARSCOPE CDT

Tony Pipe
Research Support Engineer: FARSCOPE CDT

Full Description of post at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTc4MzEzNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9NDk3&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=tkKzc7TlKa20EnHHMSJ2zmrFugAaWB3EFFuTWSAnyVw&s=KB-JjyojeNYVaBUHbSVPfYe7RH5lzE05FfZYoceVmnw&e=

Duration of post: Fixed term until 31st July 2021
Closing Date: 16th Jan 2019
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is the largest co-located establishment
engaged in advanced Robotics and Autonomous Systems research and
innovation. It is an exciting mix of fundamental and applied research in
almost all topics relating to modern robotics, and especially those
domains where robots work with us and amongst us to improve our lives.
The FARSCOPE Centre for Doctoral Training is designed explicitly to
deliver research outcomes in this domain and is already highly
successful in doing so.

Due to the existing incumbent of this post moving on to new challenges,
we now wish to fill this exciting and fulfilling position with a highly
motivated and well-organised individual. In brief, the role is to
provide technical support in Mechanical, Electronics/Electrical and
Software disciplines for Research and Development being undertaken by
the FARSCOPE CDT PhD students; to support the coordination and planning
of work by the technical team supporting the FARSCOPE Programme in order
to complete highly advanced R&D work; to provide technical advice and
training to junior members of the technical team and to FARSCOPE
students; to propose Robotic and Automated System solutions for FARSCOPE
R&D projects.

The successful applicant will possess a degree in an Engineering or
Computer Science related Subject, evidence of CPD and, ideally, a
Research Degree in an Engineering or Computer Science related subject.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

Interviews are planned for Monday 4th February 2019.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of
staff benefits including:

• a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
• flexible working;
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
• family friendly policies;
• on-site nursery at our Frenchay Campus;


This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested
in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to
everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been spent recently
on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our
offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to
excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train
stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those
wishing to commute to Bristol.

Please see the full job description and information for applicants for
the role at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTc4MzEzNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9NDk3&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=tkKzc7TlKa20EnHHMSJ2zmrFugAaWB3EFFuTWSAnyVw&s=KB-JjyojeNYVaBUHbSVPfYe7RH5lzE05FfZYoceVmnw&e=

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please
contact Tony Pipe by email: [hidden email].

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to
create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved
through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff
from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a
university recognised for the success and impact of our
practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our
inclusive global outlook.

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Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics Technician

Tony Pipe
Robotics Technician

Full Description of post at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTc3NTU5NiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9NDk3&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AjWEc7D1Abkfkhge3EUHR-WKaMqpfxyBIk79fxc-6Qo&s=27OL3x5YHWtd7vYYmGKJ-hL-sR2MHkxF74jduhkW-_M&e=

Duration of post: Permanent
Closing Date: 13th Jan 2019
Salary: £29,515 - £33,199

The Bristol Robotics lab seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Robotics
Technician to support teaching on their rapidly growing undergraduate
and postgraduate courses. The job role involves supporting taught
sessions in core robotic disciplines, such as electronics, mechatronics
and engineering control systems. The successful candidate will have
experience in a technical role, with a background in designing/building
robotic or mechatronic systems.

The MSc Robotics at BRL is an exciting mix of the latest technology
developments in this burgeoning and strongly inter-disciplinary area of
engineering. In fact, the remit of the students’ study crosses even
beyond engineering into all of the life sciences (e.g. Psychology,
Sociology, Biology). The programme has grown quickly to a size where
dedicated engineering support is required, and hence the requirement for
this role.

As well as providing the engineering support for the teaching programme,
a large part of your role will be to liaise with the student
dissertation project supervisory teams and work with the students in
assisting them on the software and hardware aspects of designing,
building and testing robot artefacts for R&D Projects.

In addition to these activities, there are many other ground-breaking
research-oriented areas taking place in this, the largest co-located
robotics laboratory in the UK, that require additional engineering
support from time to time. The successful applicant will, therefore,
need to have a flexible attitude towards occasionally providing
engineering support for BRL-based activities, beyond the MSc programme’s
support, in the software and hardware aspects of designing, building and
testing advanced robot artefacts, as well as assisting in maintaining
the good working status of the laboratory itself.

In all of these roles, you will be working amongst and alongside a
friendly and well-motivated team of co-workers who, together, support
the wide-ranging requirements of this steadily expanding laboratory that
conducts advanced work in all of the upcoming areas of robotics.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

• a generous holiday allowance of 27 days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
• flexible working;
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
• family friendly policies;
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
• option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested
in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to
everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new
state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020
to enhance our offer even further.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Ian Horsfield
on 0117 3286337 or email [hidden email].

Please see the full job description and information for applicants for
the role at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTc3NTU5NiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9NDk3&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AjWEc7D1Abkfkhge3EUHR-WKaMqpfxyBIk79fxc-6Qo&s=27OL3x5YHWtd7vYYmGKJ-hL-sR2MHkxF74jduhkW-_M&e=

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to
create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved
through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff
from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a
university recognised for the success and impact of our
practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our
inclusive global outlook.

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Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Professor of Robotics

Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics: Provably Safe Human-Robot Interaction

Full Description of post at:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__atsv7.wcn.co.uk_search-5Fengine_jobs.cgi-3FSID-3DamNvZGU9MTc4NTcxNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZvY2NfY29kZT04ODQzJnZhY194dHJhNTA1NTI3OC4zXzUwNTUyNzg9MjAyNTA1JnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT00OTc-3D&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=FhSmVj-nVackQSTos3v4xO0NlLcz0s3eWylHEgVcosE&s=6CanPOCzbehew7jJv4p475_PuK6mFUW9JNs_u51fVRU&e=

Duration of post: Permanent
Closing Date: 12 Feb 2019
Salary: £62,420 - £90,130

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the Faculty of Environment &
Technology have an exciting permanent and full time position for a
Professor of Provably Safe Human-Robot Interaction to join BRL within
the Engineering, Design & Mathematics Department.

As the state of robotics and physically instantiated autonomous systems
matures there is increasing emphasis on robot systems being removed from
their historically isolated manufacturing automation domains, so that
they can work with and amongst us to enhance our quality of life.
Although there is no fully accepted term that defines this type of
robot, here we refer to this as a 'service' robot.

These developments are gaining pace and so issues of safety, usefulness
and trustworthiness are becoming paramount for robot devices that will
operate in close proximity to human beings, or costly and easily damaged
items. Fundamentally, it is very difficult to imagine such devices
either being socially acceptable or getting to market without convincing
certification arguments that will be dependent on guarantees of their
safety and usefulness, both of which are essential components of
trustworthiness. Therefore, a very thorough investigation into the
criteria required to guarantee safety, including methods for its
assessment, is necessary and timely, in order for the outcomes of this
investigation to inform standards that are, in turn, used by regulators
to deliver a process for product certification.

Although the application foci for this post are not restricted, and
certainly encompass all of the 'dirty, dull and dangerous' domains, two
exemplar areas of particular interest currently to the Bristol Robotics
Laboratory, where such issues are rapidly becoming 'centre-stage', are
Connected Autonomous Vehicles, where the vehicle can be viewed as a kind
of robot that users get into, and robot care for older adults or the
infirm, often termed 'Assisted Living'.

However, regardless of the application domain, the holder of this post
will need to consider two main factors, both of which are inherent to
the overall challenge of delivering a safe, useful and trustworthy robot
service to the user. These two complementary aspects together encompass
physical and behavioural aspects, i.e., respectively: i) the
verification and validation processes that result in a guarantee that
the system is designed and implemented correctly and; ii) the
psychologically-driven contextually appropriate behaviour of the robot
when working in and around people. A successful applicant to this post
should, therefore, already possess in-depth expertise in one or both of
these itemised topics.

Although the two exemplar applications given above may be typical of the
domains to be focused on initially, the holder of this post will be
expected to work with others in the BRL to investigate the
appropriateness and benefits of also using the developed methods in
other domains, e.g., in immersive teleoperation for shared control in
robot-assisted surgery and robotics for nuclear decommissioning.

We welcome applications from gifted researchers from strongly linked
disciplines who are fully committed to developing one or more of the
areas of research outlined above. Those applicants, who are willing to
exploit the full innovation pipeline via our extensive in-house business
incubator facilities, as well as undertaking fundamental research, will
be viewed especially favourably.

The interviews are planned for Friday 15th March 2019.

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Tony Pipe
Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director: Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
T-Building
Frenchay Campus
Bristol UK BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 3286330

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