15 SOCRATES PhD Student Scholarship Positions in Social Robotics, 2017


SOCRATES is a training program for 15 PhD students, created to develop the field of Social Robotics with an application focus on Robotics in Eldercare.

SOCRATES is a new Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) comprising 7 universities/research institutes and 8 non–academic organisations/companies. In total 15 PhD students for research on various aspects of interactive social robotics aiming at eldercare. The wide range of projects covers a spectrum from technical design of hardware and interaction methodology, to personalisation, user studies, and robot ethics. Positions are open at Umeå University, Sweden; Örebro University, Sweden; Universität Hamburg, Germany; Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany; CSIC Barcelona, Spain, University of the West of England, Bristol, England; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

The PhD students will meet and collaborate during biannual project meetings, and also do shorter visits to the other universities and companies involved in SOCRATES.

Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: The wide range of projects covers a spectrum from technical design of hardware and interaction methodology, to personalisation, user studies, and robot ethics.

Scholarship can be taken at Umeå University, Sweden; Örebro University, Sweden; Universität Hamburg, Germany; Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany; CSIC Barcelona, Spain, University of the West of England, Bristol, England; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

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Nationality: Students from all countries are welcome to apply for such a DK-PI studentship.

How to Apply: 

Expected starting date for the PhD positions is 1st of April 2017.

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is 30th of November 2016.

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