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Research Fellow in Robotics and Drones

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in applied robotic 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 the £4.2M project “Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using Robots”, you will support the development of new robot designs and technologies in three areas: "Perch and Repair", "Perceive and Patch" and "Fire and Forget" using world class robot fabrication facilities. 

In this role you will take a leadership role in the design and implementation of Robots and Drones for advanced robotic systems for practical demonstrators.  As well as supporting project partners with hardware design, you will conduct pioneering work on innovative systems integration for robotics, and autonomous control strategies.  Holding both a PhD (or shortly to be awarded), and a Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics, or a related discipline, you will have experience in the design construction and testing of advanced hardware platforms for robotics ideally including aerial platforms.

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

Professor Robert Richardson, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2156


Dr Stephen Prior, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 8366


Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Available until 3 Jan 2021 due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Friday 27 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 27 October 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1006
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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