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AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled autonomous robots integrated with an intelligent sensing system for the non-disruptive inspection of utility and sewage systems”


   Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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About the Project

Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships that will support six (6) research projects starting 1 October 2022. One of these projects is “AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled autonomous robots integrated with an intelligent sensing system for the non-disruptive inspection of utility and sewage systems” led by Dr Md Nazmul Huda in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Traditional manual maintenance of pipelines which requires digging of ground to get access to pipelines is ineffective because of safety issues, high cost and limited human vision. Thus, serious faults are often missed in the pipeline which causes failures such as leaks in the system.   Thus, this project aims to design and develop AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled autonomous robots integrated with an intelligent sensing system for the non-disruptive inspection of utility and sewage systems. 

The applicant will be required to demonstrate his/her strong programming skills and experience in robotics (experimental, modelling and/or analytical experience), machine vision and machine learning algorithms, and CAD software such as Solidworks or equivalent. You should be a highly motivated individual and possess a strong sense of curiosity. The ability to study independently, think critically and collaborate with others is essential.

 

How to Apply

Email the documents below as a single PDF file to [Email Address Removed] by 16:00 on Friday 3 June 2022.   Please state the name of the project supervisor in your email.

·      Your up-to-date CV;

·      Your 300-word personal statement setting out why you are suitable for this position;

·      Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);

·      Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, if applicable;

·      Two references, one of which can be provided by a member of Brunel University academic staff.

Interviews will take place in June 2022. 


Funding Notes

Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of £18,062 including outer London allowance plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).
You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but there is a limited number of studentships (no more than two) available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the entry criteria.

References

You will have or will receive an undergraduate degree classified at 1st class or 2:1 (honours) in robotics, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, or similar engineering related subject. A postgraduate masters degree may be an advantage. Where appropriate, applicants must have English language proficiency to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
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