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Research Fellow in Communications for Pipeline Inspection Robots

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in communications systems? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class robotics team? Do you want to design and create robotic systems that will change our lives? 

As part of a £7.2M project to build swarms of small inspection robots to live within pipes, you will model, design, fabricate and test communications and sensor systems for small robots (centimetre scale) used for inspection tasks inside active pipes.  

You will join a world class team at the University of Leeds developing a broad range of inspection robots including drones, mobile inspection robots, and some of the most advanced legged robots in the world.  The Leeds team is responsible for many innovations including exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza with robots in 2011 and repairing roads with drones.  

Our research is supported by the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, which contains some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.  You will join a buoyant active research environment alongside six researchers and technicians dedicated to this project alone.  Across the broader domain of infrastructure inspection, the University of Leeds leads the EPSRC Grand Challenge in robotic infrastructure inspection and repair – with another 6 academic researchers.  Robotics at Leeds has over 100 active members with research in the areas of Field Robotics, Medical Robotics, AI for robotics and Underpinning Science and Technology.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Ian Robertson, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 7076 or emaili.d.robertson@leeds.ac.uk 


Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term for 30 months due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Friday 21 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 July 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ENGEE1093
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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