"Hi! I'm Naomi and I am a PhD student in the York Robotics Laboratory, which is part of the Intelligent Systems & Nanoscience group in the Department of Electronic Engineering. My research looks at mimicking human collaborative behaviour in object manipulation tasks performed by robots.
I moved to York from Basel, Switzerland in 2012 to complete an integrated masters in Electronic Engineering here at the University of York. I fell in love with the city and the university, so when I had the opportunity to specialise in robotics - an area I've wanted to specialise in since I was 13! - I jumped at the chance. The department has incredible facilities, teaching and support, and I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here.
PhDs are no walk in the park but my supervisors have always been so supportive and helpful with each challenge I face. The research community in the department is also very welcoming and there's always opportunities and events happening to engage with other people's research or gain skills in a huge range of areas from statistics to paper writing to presenting.
It's not just non-stop work though, the department has an early careers research forum (ECRF) that organises socials and the university has a huge range of sport clubs and societies that you can still get involved with as a postgraduate so you can play hard too!"
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Prof. Stephen Smith
(+44) 01904 324485