[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral Position at MIT starting Immediately

Daniela Rus rus at csail.mit.edu
Tue Jan 15 11:25:35 PST 2008

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the  
Distributed Robotics
Laboratory at CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),   
Cambridge MA USA
(PI Prof. Daniela Rus, URL: groups.csail.mit.edu/drl)

The appointment duration is 12 months, with a possible extension of  
another 12 months.

The research will be focused on designing small soft robots capable  
of locomotion and
internal deformation, in order to squeeze through holes narrower than  
the robot body.
The research will investigate the role of new materials and chemical  
actuation in designing
such machines. The research will also investigate control and  
planning algorithms for
this type of system. This project is a collaboration between MIT,  
Harvard, and iRobot.

We are looking for candidates with knowledge of mechanism design
and control, demonstrated creativity, and experience with building  

Applications should hold a PhD in a robotics-related discipline;  
applicants with background
in chemical engineering are also of great interest. Interested  
applicants should send a CV
(with a brief research statement) and a list of references by email  
to Marcia Davidson,
email: marcia at csail.mit.edu

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