Our CDT is the training arm of the prestigious Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a joint venture between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, and forming the new National Robotarium (opening early 2022).
We have been training innovation-ready postgraduates since 2014, with a focus on safety and safe interactions between robots, people and their environments.
We have a number of exciting PhD opportunities for those with a passion for robotics and who have, or expect to obtain, a 2.1 or higher degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related subjects such as Maths, Physics, HRI and NLP. Applicants from other disciplines with an interest in robotics will be considered, such as Psychology, Social Sciences and the creative disciplines.
We are committed to facilitating a shift in the culture and diversity of the robotics research community through pro-active practices to support equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels. Our work in this area was recently recognised by Informatics Europe, who awarded the CDT with the Minerva Informatics Equality Award.