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Portable Agent Software Architecture for Robot Control

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

About the Project

Standardization of software module interfaces for control, sensing, world modelling, logic inference and decision making could substantially enhance efficiency of robot programming. Automated reconfiguration of capabilities given a set of hardware/software modules is the objective of this project. Such automated reconfigurability could not only make robots more adaptable but it could make the creation of a new robot a simpler task as little programming would be needed for a new set of hardware to form a new robot. Old hardware could be reused in innovative ways and less wasted.

The project is to use of an advanced intelligent agent programming system using natural language programming (sEnglish) to shape standard features and interoperability of modules and capabilities.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded research project.
We require applicants to have either an undergraduate honours degree (2:1) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject from a reputable institution.
Prospective candidates for this project should have either of a computer science, mathematics or control engineering degree and preferably some familiarity with hybrid system modelling and programming in Java/C++/MATLAB.
Full details of how to apply can be found at the following link:
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Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive: View Website

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