Cutting-edge autonomous systems can change functionality during operation through autonomous learning and adaptation. This gives them enormous potential, including being able to operate autonomously in complex and dynamic real-world environments. However, the ability to evolve in functionality also poses significant challenges to current processes for specifying, designing, analysing, verifying, and validating these systems.
This position sets out to address this Systems Engineering challenge with a focus on ensuring that these adaptive systems are safe, reliable and demonstrably trustworthy. The research will involve working with a multidisciplinary team to develop new systems engineering approaches and apply them to specific case studies in swarm robotics, soft robotics and machine learning unmanned air vehicles.
For more details about the role and how to apply, visit the University of Bristol job site: Vacancy ref. ACAD106473
Closing date: 5 December 2022