[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] fully funded Research Position in Morphological Computation/Soft Robotics at University of Bristol (immediately available )

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] fully funded Research Position in Morphological Computation/Soft Robotics at University of Bristol (immediately available )

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The University of Bristol invites highly talented researchers to apply for a fully funded Research Assistant (Postdoc) position in Morphological Computation/Soft Robotics.

The successful candidate will be part of a recently started interdisciplinary, research collaboration between University of Bristol and University of Oxford.
This is a 3-year project funded by Leverhulme Trust (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.leverhulme.ac.uk&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1PZs5MHjfaPbMY2KJEYi_et5XodbXEVlJ1UEJGrhdUQ&s=EctXkAiOdEcFdMxFMyzV5PqJn4w-m3qgH9z4QZFvLbA&e=  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.leverhulme.ac.uk_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1PZs5MHjfaPbMY2KJEYi_et5XodbXEVlJ1UEJGrhdUQ&s=HAifFiz4wHp9_PUA4UE_1Gcleak-dJN1S0ceA7MXKM8&e= >) with the title

 “Computing with spiders’ webs – An inspiration for new sensors and robots”.
 
The project combines biological experimentation, simulation and mathematical modelling to understand the underlying computational principles observable in spiders’ webs, with the goal to infer disruptive designs for novel flow and vibration sensor technologies.

You will develop, build and evaluate vibration and flow sensor prototypes using biological data from naturally spun webs, insights from mathematical models and simulation results.

You will play a pivotal role in the project by actively helping to shape the research collaboration between Bristol and Oxford and to disseminate the results in high impact journals, media and the wider public.

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The morphological computation group
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The successful candidate will be a part of the recently established morphological computation group led by Helmut Hauser, which has currently 8 active members and is growing fast. We investigate various aspects of morphological computation in theory, simulations and by building prototypes. Current projects include learning through adaptive morphology, artificially growing robots, mechanically computing swarms, morphological computation based interfaces, and others. We have a range of international collaborations including substantial partnerships with top UK universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial London and strong international contacts in Europe, USA, and Japan. We are working highly interdisciplinary, which is also reflected in our collaborations with researchers from Biology, Architecture, and Art.

The group is part of the Softlab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.bristol.ac.uk_engineering_research_softlab_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1PZs5MHjfaPbMY2KJEYi_et5XodbXEVlJ1UEJGrhdUQ&s=gZx3KiKVV2DdufJZARMq4RhGkAUTGb5vd6zHLXN949o&e=  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.bristol.ac.uk_engineering_research_softlab_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1PZs5MHjfaPbMY2KJEYi_et5XodbXEVlJ1UEJGrhdUQ&s=gZx3KiKVV2DdufJZARMq4RhGkAUTGb5vd6zHLXN949o&e= >), which is one of the internationally leading research groups in Soft Robotics.  We are also part of  the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL, www.brl.ac.uk <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.brl.ac.uk_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1PZs5MHjfaPbMY2KJEYi_et5XodbXEVlJ1UEJGrhdUQ&s=Tfim2lIwnq6AtxIiMvwER2H-TskjO6spsx8bcEKTVgM&e= > ), which is the largest centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK.

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Candidate requirements
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You will have at least a first degree or equivalent and preferably a PhD in Robotics/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering (or closely related discipline) and substantial experience in building robot prototypes and experimental setups. We are looking for candidates that a proactive, highly creative, well organised, and excited to work on this interdisciplinary project.

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Funding
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The position is fully funded for up to 2.5 years. The salary, depending on your experience, ranges between £32,004 - £36,001.

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How to apply
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Further information on the position and how to apply can be found here:

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For any enquiries, please contact me via [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]> .


Best regards,
Helmut





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Helmut Hauser, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Robotics (Assistant Professor)
Department of Engineering Mathematics
University of Bristol
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Admission Tutor for MSc Robotics University of Bristol
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Bristol Robotics Laboratory
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