[robotics-worldwide] postdoc position - Harvard Microrobotics Lab

Rob Wood rjwood at eecs.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 3 13:16:23 PDT 2009

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 new 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  
compliant 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, or a related field. Experience with microfabrication  
techniques is essential. The position is open immediately (4/1/09) 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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