[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two robotics posts at the University of Sheffield, UK

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two robotics posts at the University of Sheffield, UK

Tony Prescott
We are seeking motivated *biomimetic roboticists *and/or computational
neuroscientists to help develop and extend a systems level computational
model of the mammalian brain architecture and to evaluate this model within
the control system of animal-like robots. Up to two posts are available.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic disciplinary team,
led by Professor
Tony Prescott <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.sheffield.ac.uk_dcs_people_academic_tprescott&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=OAsrkwZadUTkrdYcB_JTigZaMDMw4nSBstb-DcVLXpo&s=o5sfBz_WSeyI-aFPGBnUEMJ_wn-OV2nnmKauDCN_7XE&e=>,
that has been working on embodied (robotic) models of the vertebrate brain
for over two decades. The current project is supported as part of the
Europe-wide FET Flagship Human Brain Project with Sub-project 3 on Systems
and Computational Neuroscience
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.humanbrainproject.eu_en_about_project-2Dstructure_subprojects_-23SP3&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=OAsrkwZadUTkrdYcB_JTigZaMDMw4nSBstb-DcVLXpo&s=nbSmlyHjqmVv-6OZo8w-cPWkLhSETORfdEhZ91p_0O4&e=>.
Successful candidates would join Sheffield Robotics
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sheffieldrobotics.ac.uk_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=OAsrkwZadUTkrdYcB_JTigZaMDMw4nSBstb-DcVLXpo&s=T9ytV_Ty5qS9m_WrokmDXL7pJyyALk3zV2-r97HGnY4&e=>, one of the UK's leading
interdisciplinary institutes for robotics research.

The positions allow a high degree of autonomy and include considerable
scope for creativity and international collaboration with world-class
scientists and engineers. The work extends from developing novel models of
memory systems on the mammalian brain, to embedding and testing these
models within specialised neuromorphic hardware onboard biomimetic robots
including the animal-like companion robot MiRo and a novel whiskered robot
developed in partnership with Bristol Robotics Lab. Successful candidates
should have a PhD in computational neuroscience, brain-based/bio-inspired
robotics, or in related discipline, with experience in systems neuroscience
and neural network modelling.

Fore further details see g.co/kgs/G2y55x <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__t.co_QCIdwyiayu&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=OAsrkwZadUTkrdYcB_JTigZaMDMw4nSBstb-DcVLXpo&s=Ntqqot_XB1X6mJEe6rJb9PXtJ9luOi9Fe0VkjMWAi2U&e=> or email
[hidden email] with enquiries. Closing date mid-september
2018.
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