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  • Artificial vision sensing
  • Biologically inspired control and behaviour
  • Cognitive robotics
  • Humanoid robotics and human–robot interaction
  • Intelligent multi-agent behaviour
  • Interaction between humans and intelligent systems, with an emphasis on language and nonverbal communication
  • Real-world interactive applications such as robot companions

  • Applications of mathematical and computational modelling, brain imaging, visualisation and cognitive modelling
  • Big data analysis (statistical and machine learning methodologies)
  • Big data infrastructure (Cloud/Grid/HPC/Stream Computing)
  • Big data management (Search Distributed and Peer-to-peer Search)
  • Deep learning
  • Theoretical and computational neuroscience

Dr Francesca Stramandinoli conducted her PhD as a Marie Curie Fellow within the RobotDoC Initial Training Network, before receiving a scholarship award to attend one of the most important summer schools on machine learning held in Canberra, Australia. A year later, she had the honour of being invited to speak at the Innovation Convention organised by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. She is now a Senior Research Engineer, Human Robotics AI Expert at the United Technologies Research Center in Connecticut, USA.

"Studying at the University gave me the chance to join a well-established international research team. Thanks to that, I could interact with researchers leading the field of cognitive robotics and build a wide network of connections. I would definitely recommend undertaking research here. The University offers not only excellent training programmes in numerous fields, but also an inspiring, dynamic and international research environment."

Francesca Stramandinoli – PhD in Engineering and Robotics
Dr Francesca Stramandinoli, Senior Research Engineer, Human Robotics AI Expert United Technologies Research Center, Connecticut, USA

Postgraduate Research Coordinators

If you are thinking about becoming a postgraduate researcher at the University of Plymouth, you are welcome to contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinators in your field of interest. 

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