Job opportunity: Research Associate in Trustworthy Uncrewed Air Vehicles (UAVs)

This exciting research position sets out to develop flight control systems for Uncrewed Air Vehicles (UAVs) based on machine learning. You will be developing reinforcement learning based flight control systems for micro quadcopters and hybrid flight control systems for morphing wing UAVs. You will then experimentally test and validate these using advanced free flight and wind tunnel testing facilities.

This position is part of the multidisciplinary UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node in Functionality which explores how to develop trustworthy adaptive autonomous systems. You will be part of a large multidisciplinary team of researchers from ethics, sociology, computer science and engineering working together to develop design-for-trustworthiness techniques for a wide range of autonomous systems, including swarm robotics, soft robots, and unmanned air vehicles.

The position will be based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory the largest centre for multidisciplinary research in the UK. This position will also involve close interaction with the Bio-inspired Flight Lab and the Bristol Flight Lab at the University of Bristol.

Visit the University jobs site for full details of the position including how to apply online.

Vacancy summary

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Trustworthy Uncrewed Air Vehicles (UAVs) (Job ref. ACAD105941)
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £43,434
Closing date: 10 April 2022

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Shane Windsor or Katie Drury

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