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 “Design, development, and optimisation of a six-legged robot for hybrid walking and manipulation in challenging environments” led by Dr Mingfeng Wang in the Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
This project aims to develop a novel six-legged walking robot with features of high stability, mobility, manipulation, and precise-machining capabilities via an optimised design of the leg mechanism and leg layout platform. The research results of this project can benefit the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) industries by improving the robotic and autonomous capabilities during the regular In-situ repair and maintenance in challenging environments.
You must have experience in robotics and/or practical experience with the ROS environment. You should demonstrate skills in writing scientific reports and have a solid background in mathematics and computer programming (for example, Python, C++, Matlab). 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.