[robotics-worldwide] postdoc position, Harvard Microrobotics Lab

Rob Wood rjwood at eecs.harvard.edu
Tue Nov 11 06:20:52 PST 2008

The Harvard Microrobotics Lab is currently seeking applicants for a  
postdoc position pertaining to the development of artificial muscles  
for soft robotics applications. There is a renewed interest in  
compliant robots that move in novel ways and are capable of dramatic  
changes in body morphology. Such a device will require quantum  
advances in scalable, fast, efficient, compliant actuation. We  
anticipate that the high performance artificial muscles generated in  
this effort will be applicable to many existing platforms, and also  
enable a new class of mobile robots: 'chemical robots'. 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.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, chemical  
engineering, chemistry, or a related field. Experience with  
microfabrication techniques is essential. The position is open  
immediately (12/1/08) and is guaranteed for a year with a possible  
second year extension.

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 Prof. Wood:

rjwood at seas.harvard.edu

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

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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