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Presentations of the new FP7 project “STRANDS” at ERF and ICRA

Tom Duckett and Marc Hanheide of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems will be presenting the general aims and objectives of the new FP7 project “STRANDS: Spatio-Temporal Representations and Activities For Cognitive Control in Long-Term Scenarios” – and L-CAS’ role in its research work plan in particular – at ICRA 2013 and ERF 13 conferences, respectively. The project’s aim is

“… to enable a robot to achieve robust and intelligent behaviour in human environments through adaptation to, and the exploitation of, long-term experience.”

Our approach is based on understanding 3D space and how it changes over time, from milliseconds to months. Within L-CAS two post-doctoral research fellows and one PhD student will work towards this aim in the coming four years starting in April.

New PostDoc and PhD positions available in Robotics

The Centre for Autonomous Systems is seeking to recruit two Postdoctoral Fellows and one PhD student in the context of a European collaborative project, involving six academic institutes and two industrial partners across four European countries. The project aims to enable robots to achieve robust and intelligent behaviour in human environments through adaptation to, and the exploitation of, long-term experience.

SoCS students visited communications service provider Timico in Newark

A coach with an engaged group of our computing students today took off for a visit to one of UK’s fastest growing communication providers: Timico, based in Newark, Lincs.  It was a great opportunity to meet and chat with experts in the industry of Data Networks, IP Telephony and Mobile Services. Timico’s CTO Trefor Davies and his team shared their first-hands knowledge and experiences about state-of-the-art data centres, network technology, and cloud computing on the large scale. After interesting presentations by the Timico experts a tour of their recently opened new Data Centre and Network Operation Centre concluded an informative and exciting day out.

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