Research Fellow in Swarm Robotics Ref 2875

School/department: School of Engineering and Informatics 
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for 36 months.
Salary: Starting at £33,797 to £41,526 per annum depending on experience and qualifications
Placed on: 3 December 2019
Closing date: 15 January 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Early Feb 2020
Expected start date: April 2020 or soon after

Job description

We are looking for a Research Fellow (post-doctoral researcher) to join the Interact lab at the School of Engineering and Informatics of the University of Sussex, to work in the the broader areas of swarm robotics and distributed computing. 

The research fellow will be part of an ERC Advanced project exploring new forms of wavefront manipulation combining fabrication and phased arrays.

The primary goal of this fellow’s project is to design distributed platforms of synchronized bots which can act as spatial sound modulators to shape complex sound fields that can be used to create dynamic 3D physical shapes made of large collections of lightweight levitating objects that support haptic feedback and directional audio. This will also allow us to explore human-in-the loop collaborations with these bots using various principles like game-theory.

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How to apply

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