The goal of VERSO is to investigate data-driven, machine learning techniques for communicating with autonomous systems through natural language interaction, where the user can interrogate the system with regards its autonomous behaviour and the data it has collected. The ultimate goal is to increase user trust and confidence in such autonomous systems.
One fully funded 4-year PhD studentship is available in Edinburgh starting September 2017. Sponsorship will be provided by BAE Systems, a global company with core skills in defense and autonomous systems.
The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at Heriot-Watt University is offering full fees and stipend for 3 years fully-funded PhD studentship to UK/EU applicants on physical human-robot interaction and assistive robotics with medical application. Heriot-Watt University is recognised as one of the leading UK research institutes in general engineering as per the Research Excellence Framework (REF) results of 2014 (ranked 1st).