[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position in the Harvard Microrobotics Lab

Robert Wood rjwood at eecs.harvard.edu
Tue Jul 29 13:46:40 PDT 2008

The Harvard Microrobotics Lab is currently seeking applicants for a
postdoctoral research position in the area of bio-inspired controls. The
project will build on recent success in the development of a robotic fly
with the goal of bringing flying robotic insects to a greater level of
autonomy. This is part of a highly visible research project and it is
expected that the successful applicant will be a leader of a large
multidisciplinary team of researchers. 

Research will entail a study of insect attitude control, development of next
generation robotic insects, and implementation of bio-inspired and non
bio-inspired control techniques with the ultimate goal of stable autonomous

Applicants should have a PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace
engineering or a closely related field. Experience with theoretical AND
practical aspects of control is essential. Experience with meso- and
micro-fabrication is also emphasized. 

Applicants should send a cover letter briefly describing their background
and career plans, a CV, and the names and contact information for at least
three references. These documents should be submitted as pdf attachments to:


Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly

Robert Wood
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
(617) 496-1341

The Harvard Microrobotics Lab
(617) 384-7892

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