PhD Studentship in Biomechanically Enabled Robot Support for Assisted Living

Closing date: 27 January 2023 (or until position is filled)

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD Studentship to work with Professor Sethu Vijayakumar and Dr Michael Gienger (HONDA Research Institute Germany) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, on a project titled “Biomechanically Enabled Robot Support”.

Physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) has become a strong research topic due to the advances in safe collaborative robots (Co-Bots). Enabling humans to safely physically interact with robots allows creating fundamentally new technologies such as physical assist systems in rehabilitation, care, or production scenarios. The proposed PhD project will research concepts for interactive and biomechanically enabled robot support.

The concepts and algorithms devised throughout the project are to be verified in two experimental scenarios – one related to the use of robotic and/or exoskeleton assistance for day-to-day tasks like sit-to-stand and the other in collaborative robot support in daily life situations. Further details of the objectives can be found in the full project description.

Further details and to apply: PhD studentship in Biomechanically Enabled Robot Support for Assisted Living | The University of Edinburgh