For robotics education at PhD/EngD level, and for research opportunities at Post-Doc and above please see the individual laboratories involved with the Robotics Forum and contact the Principle Investigator directly. Openings will also be shown on our Opportunites page. We also hope to create a new EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Human Centred Robotics (proposed start date in October 2019, running over 5 years), with more information below

PhD Programme: Human-Centred Robotics


The Robotics Forum is leading a bid to create a EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Human Centred Robotics (HuRob). With this centre, we will establish a cross-faculty research and training curriculum in robotics technology. The research focus was strategically chosen to be human-centred robotics, for application to the present and future societal challenges associated to densely populated environments (Cities), increasingly networked and sensorised homes (Homes), and an aging population, which is straining an already overcommitted health system, as well as innovative medical technologies (Health). Supervisors for this CDT are members of the Robotics Forum – a strong and connected network of the academics researching robotics at Imperial College, across 10 different departments with the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Medicine.

HuRob will capitalise on strong industrial links across all of the domains relevant to this CDT (as evidenced by the wealth of partnerships, spinouts, and licencing agreements in our collective track record) to engage, co-create with, impact, and empower industry. Industry will help the management committee to agree on the thematic choices of subsequent intakes, will be involved in the training of our graduate cohorts, and will receive regular updates on the progress of research and training outputs, as to maximise future exploitation and employment potential. In doing so, the CDT will generate increased visibility for our graduates towards potential external partners, and provide a vehicle for them to explore new ideas, establish new connections and lay the foundations for future activities in both academia and industry.

If our bid is successful, our first student intake for this PhD programme is expected to begin in October, 2019. The supervisory pool for our Centre and their areas of research and expertise are summarised below. To learn more, please contact our Forum Manager!