Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

SCentRo PhD Studentships, The University of Sheffield, UK


The Sheffield Centre for Robotics ( have been allocated TWO EPSRC Doctoral 
Training Grant (DTG) studentship for 2013/14. Each studentship provides standard research council 
support for home students (tuition fees plus maintenance of 13,726 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 

You must have, or expect to attain this summer, a good honours degree (at least 2:1) in an 
appropriate discipline. A relevant Masters degree and/or experience in robotics would be an 

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2013.

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
Please note that, under these requirements, only UK residents are eligible for full support, EU 
applicants can receive support only with respect to tuition fees, and international applicants 
are not eligible for support.  International applicants are welcome to apply but should expect 
to meet their own tuition fee and maintenance costs, and must be able to demonstrate the capacity 
to do so.

For further information please contact  Josie Cassidy: