[robotics-worldwide] Graduate Student Opportunity: Robot Control based on Discrete Chaotic Dynamics

Sigal Berman sigalbe at bgu.ac.il
Tue May 5 08:21:30 PDT 2009


Graduate student opportunity at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Topic: Robot Control based on Discrete Chaotic Dynamics

Starting date: Immediately

Language requirement: English



The Intelligent
Intelligent+Systems/>  systems Labratory at the department of Industrial
Engineering and Management at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(http://www.bgu.ac.il <http://www.bgu.ac.il/> ) is seeking a graduate


Execution of purposeful arm movements such as pointing, reaching and
grasping involves high computational complexities. This is because more
degrees of freedom (DOF) are available in the arm than are actually needed
for reaching a target in space. The current research involves the
development of a novel robotic controller based on paradigms which belong to
the modern science of complexity such as cellular automata, self-organizing
and self-synchronization networks and discrete chaotic dynamics (DCD). We
have developed some results for mathematical modeling of brain neuronal
networks by DCD algorithms which have been demonstrated principle ability
for multi-component system control and navigation. These results could be
used for the developing of controller for robotic arm and hand motion


Candidates with engineering, computer science or mathematics background are
sought. Candidates must have solid knowledge in mathematics and computer
programming. Knowledge in control, an robotics is advantageous.



How to apply



Please send your CV to Sigal Berman (sigalbe at bgu.ac.il) or to Vladimir
Gontar (galita at bgu.ac.il). If you have any questions related to the project,
please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Berman or Prof. Gontar by e-mail.







Sigal Berman, Ph.D.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

P.O.B 653, 

Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel  
Phone: +972 8 647 9785 

Fax:      +972 8 647 2958 

Email: sigalbe at bgu.ac.il <mailto:sigalbe at bgu.ac.il> 



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