The Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award

Over recent years robotics has become a dominant field of research and technology in the UK with the establishment of nationwide academic networks, new academic research centres and growing interest from business. To enhance the growth of robotics and support young roboticists, the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is happy to sponsor the Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award.
The competition is open to all candidates who successfully completed their PhD at a UK university on a topic in the field of robotics in the current year. 
The three best candidates will receive a certificate and a cash prize of either £500 (1st place), £100 (2nd place) or £50 (3rd place).
Also, the three best candidates will be invited to present their work at the TAROS conference, where the winner will be publicly announced.

Prospective participants must submit:
- a copy of their PhD thesis (max 15 Mb);
- a 1-page summary highlighting major novelty, contribution and impact;
- a 2-pages short CV including a list of publications related to the PhD work.

All documents should be submitted in PDF format (details here).

Each application will be competitively reviewed by the committee composed of leading robotics experts from outside UK (see here).

Important dates (for year 2020):

  • The PhD defence (i.e. viva) should take place between January 1st and December 31st, 2020.
  • Deadline for application: February 15, 2021 March 15, 2021 (extended).
  • Results: May 2021.
  • Public announcement of the winner: September 2021 (at TAROS 2021).