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EPSRC DTP Studentship - Feedback control for robotic manipulation

The project will investigate feedback control for robotics, specifically position/force control for equilibrium and non-equilibrium behaviours. The project will develop control algorithms for manipulation of deformable objects, haptic interfaces, biomedical robotics, and locomotion.

Methods: passivity theory, impedance control, differential dissipativity, dynamic allocation techniques, adaptive/learning techniques. Experimental studies will be conducted in soft robotics and robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgery.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) a high 2.1, preferably a 1st class honours degree in Engineering or related subject.

Good knowledge or experience of feedback control, robotics, and mechanics is expected.

EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for UK students or provide fees only for EU students from outside the UK, subject to eligibility requirements. Further details about eligibility can be found at:

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal, with Dr Forni identified as the potential supervisor.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.