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Autonomous swarms for digitising manufacturing activities

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Swarm algorithms offer a number of promises in the form of multiple agents working together to achieve a task, robustness against disturbances and multiple sensing agents to digitise the environment to mention a few. However, developing algorithms to harness their potential on a variety of platforms and for various applications is still a research subject.

This PhD will research the development of control and actuation algorithms, sensing and processing techniques as well as frameworks for use-case driven applications in various sectors including manufacturing.

Platforms to be used in this research include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Unmanned Ground Vehicles, Kilobots to mention a few.

This work will be carried out in collaboration with the renowned University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) including the AMRC’s £43 million state-of-the-art ‘Factory 2050’ - the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing research facility.

Funding Notes

Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive. it will be possible to make Scholarship applications from the Autumn with a strict deadline in late January 2018. Specific information is available at:
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Ideally, students should have a background in computing/engineering, robotics, programming and embedded systems.

How good is research at University of Sheffield in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 21.80

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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