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Development/improvement of a smart precision 3D assembly system (EPS2022/44)

   School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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  Dr X Kong, Dr MS Erden, Dr Patricia Vargas  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

As part of an ongoing EPSRC project “A multiscale digital twin-driven smart manufacturing system for high value-added products” (EP/T024844/1), this project is to develop/improve a smart precision 3D assembly system with high-efficiency and high-accuracy based on our in-house built assembly system developed in our previous EPSRC project “Miniature flexible & reconfigurable manufacturing system for 3D micro-products” (EP/K018345/1) and the cutting-edge facilities at the National Robotarium. This project involves 6D pose estimation, digital twin for smart assembly, process planning, robotic system integration, calibration and/or AI for assembly. The PhD student is expected to focus on a minimum two of the above interconnected areas.

How to Apply

1. Important Information before you Apply

When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:

(a) in ‘Study Option’

You will need to select ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘Postgraduate Research’. ‘Programme’ presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD, Physics PhD, Chemical Engineering PhD, Mechanical Engineering PhD, Bio-science & Bio-Engineering PhD or Electrical PhD as appropriate and select September 2022 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required)

(b) in ‘Research Project Information’

You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number of the project for which you are applying and also enter the potential supervisor’s name.

This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.

Funding Notes

JW Scholarships - There are a number of scholarships available which offer funding from between 3 and 3.5 years at an average stipend rate of £15,000 per year.
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