Research course

Multi-Robot Manipulation Planning for Manufacturing Operations

University of Leeds · School of Computing

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in computer science or artificial intelligence. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This proposal addresses robotic manipulation planning for manufacturing tasks. We will build algorithms to plan operations that require forceful collaboration between a team of robots; e.g. a drilling operation, where some robots grasp and hold a workpiece stable, while another applies force with a driller. The planner will decide on the robot actions and the grasping locations on the workpiece to perform such operations. We will build a robotic system, which starts from a set of parts (e.g. planks of wood), and plans an action sequence (e.g. cutting, then drilling, then fastening) to build a product (e.g. a wooden chair).

Keywords: Robotics; Manipulation; Planning; Manufacturing

Fees and funding

This scholarship is part of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship scheme.

This scholarship is fully funded covering fees and a maintenance of £14,254 in 2016/17

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Mehmet Dogar