AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Funded PhD Opportunities in Robotics, Sheffield Centre for Robotics

EPSRC DTG Studentships
The Sheffield Centre for Robotics ( are allocating an EPSRC Doctoral Training 
Grant (DTG) studentship for 2012/13. This studentship provides standard research council support 
(home fees plus maintenance of 13,590 per year) for 3.5 years.

Support is potentially available in any area of robotics, and the award will be made to a strong 
student whose skills, enthusiasm and expertise can be matched to a suitable supervisory team.  
Applicants should indicate general areas in robotics in which they would like to pursue research, 
please see the SCentRo website ( for ideas of current areas of interest.  It 
is expected that the successful applicant will be co-supervised by two University of Sheffield 


Applications Process
The closing date for applications is 20 July 2012.

Applications should be made using the Universitys postgraduate admissions form available at, indicating clearly that funding is sought 
from the Sheffield Centre for Robotics EPSRC DTG award.

For details of the EPSRC eligibility requirements go to .

For further information please contact either Josie Cassidy 
(Psychology postgraduate secretary) or Soo Vinnicombe .