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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD Studentship on memory for humanoid robots, University of Plymouth

www.plymouth.ac.uk/pghowtoapply

PhD Studentship on memory for humanoid robots (ALIZ-E project)
University of Plymouth
Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems
 
The University of Plymouth invites applications for a PhD Studentship on the study and development of long-term memory in humanoid robots. This research is part of the ALIZ-E project, a European Union funded project to study long-term human-robot interaction. You will be working in an interdisciplinary team at the University of Plymouth and works towards developing a memory model which will support the robots interaction with young children.
 
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a high grade Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science. The candidate must have good programming skills (experience in C++ is desired) and a strong motivation for research.
 
The PhD studentship consists of an annual bursary of 16,680 (subject to increase in October 2010).  The duration of the studentship is 3 years. The student will have to pay PhD fees, currently set at 3,475 per annum for UK/EU students for the 2010/2011 academic year.  Fees are subject to annual review and for subsequent years will be at prevailing rates at the time.
 
For informal enquiries, please  contact Dr Tony Belpaeme (tony.belpaeme@plymouth.ac.uk).
 
To apply for this studentship please download an application form from www.plymouth.ac.uk/pghowtoapply.  Please return your application form with copies of your qualifications and transcripts, two academic references, English language qualification (if appropriate), a covering letter and CV to Mrs C Watson,  Research Administrator, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA.  (c.watson@plymouth.ac.uk; tel: +44 (0)1752 586040). 
 
Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon Friday 11th June 2010.