The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, is currently accepting applications for a fully funded PhD position (4 years full-time), starting at the earliest convenience. They are seeking a candidate with a keen interest in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, focusing specifically on Human-Robot Interaction.
Description of the workplace
The position at Lund University’s Dept. of Computer Science is supervised by Assoc. Prof. Elin A. Topp and Assoc. University Lecturer Maj Stenmark, within the research group for Human-Robot Interaction, a part of the Robotics and Semantic Systems (RSS) division.
RSS is a growing division with collaborating groups with research and teaching in AI, Machine Learning, Robotics and Robotic Learning, Human-Robot Interaction, and Natural Language Processing. Together with the Dept. of Automatic Control, the division operates RobotLab LTH (https://robotics.lth.se), which grants access to many types of robots.
The focus of the PhD project will be human-robot collaboration, specifically investigating robot-to-human handover tasks, e.g. for surgical instruments. A detailed description of the project can be found at https://cs.lth.se/topp-elinanna/phd-project/. The project is funded by WASP and connected to the WASP Research Arena “Robotics”, providing ample opportunity for data collection and result demonstrations in addition to our own facilities at Lund University.