Research Fellow in Communications for Pipeline Inspection Robots

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7104604 (Ref.No. EPSEE1074)
Posted: July 5, 2022

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in communications systems? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class robotics team?  Do you want to design and create robotic systems that will change our lives?

As part of the £7.2M Pipebots (www.pipebots.ac.uk) project to build swarms of small inspection robots to live within pipes, you will model, design, fabricate and test communications and sensor systems for small robots (centimetre scale) used for inspection tasks inside active pipes.  

You will join a world class team at the University of Leeds developing a broad range of inspection robots including drones, mobile inspection robots, and some of the most advanced legged robots in the world.  The Leeds team is responsible for many innovations including exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza with robots in 2011 and repairing roads with drones.  

Our research is supported by the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, which contains some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.   You will join a buoyant active research environment alongside six researchers and technicians dedicated to this project alone.  Across the broader domain of infrastructure inspection, the University of Leeds leads the EPSRC Grand Challenge in robotic infrastructure inspection and repair – with another 6 academic researchers.  Robotics at Leeds has over 100 active members with research in the areas of Field Robotics, Medical Robotics, AI for robotics and Underpinning Science and Technology.


What we offer in return 

And much more!   


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Ian Robertson, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made above £36,382 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Up to 19 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Monday 04 July 2022
Closing Date:  Monday 01 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1074


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