How to get in touch.
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar
Director Edinburgh Centre for Robotics &
Co-Programme Director for AI, The Alan Turing Institute
Room 1.28, Informatics Forum
Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 3444
Projects Coordinator, AI (Robotics)
Room 1.31, Informatics Forum
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 8281
How to find us
Our group is based in both the Informatics Forum and Bayes Centre
10 Crichton Street
Telephone: 0131 651 5661
Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 3100
We currently have a vacancy for a Robotics Laboratory Manager. Further details can be found here.
To work in our group, you are expected to have the following background:
- Strong preparation in continuous mathematics: linear algebra, calculus, optimization in continuous spaces
- Strong preparation in statistics, machine learning: probability theory, modern statistical regression techniques
- Strong programming background and experience in MATLAB and C/C++ and/or Java etc.
- Prior exposure to robotics and adaptive control research with experience in ROS programming highly desirable.
- Overseas students are encouraged to apply for ORS Support for their tuition fees.
- The University of Edinburgh offers 30 awards of the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship.
- British Council offers many scholarships for students (esp. Commonwealth countries).
- We advertise project linked ESPRC/Research Council studentships as and when they are available.
- The EPSRC offers RA (postdoc) funding in several areas.
- We have several fully-funded PhD positions if you want to work with us -- especially for UK, UK funding eligible (EU students who spent the last three years in the UK) and EU students (in that order of number of open positions) through the exciting EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Automation (RAS). In your application, mention that you would like to work with the SLMC group (Prof. Vijayakumar) and discuss a project proposal with Prof. Vijayakumar before-hand.
- We are also looking for outstanding PhD applicants with matching research interests who are either self funded or have procured funding from research councils. Outstanding PhD applicants may apply through the regular university channels and specify interest in working with us (SLMC lab: IPAB group).