[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral Positions at MIT
rus at csail.mit.edu
Tue May 12 07:21:37 PDT 2009
At least two postdoctoral research positions are available in the
Robotics Laboratory at CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA USA
The PI is Prof. Daniela Rus. See URL: groups.csail.mit.edu/drl
Each 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
internal deformation, in order to squeeze through holes narrower than
the robot body.
The research will investigate the role of new materials and non-
traditional actuation in
designing and controlling 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. For this position we are looking for applicants
with robotics background.
Applicants with chemical engineering background can also be a good fit.
We are looking for candidates with knowledge of mechanism design
and control, demonstrated creativity, and experience with building
The research will be focused on decentralized control of multi-robot
systems. We are
looking for creative candidates with strong background in control
theory, estimation theory,
and experience with implementing algorithms on hardware platforms.
of computer networking is also desirable.
Applicants for both positions should hold a PhD in a robotics-related
Interested applicants should send a CV (with a brief research
statement) and a
list of references by email to Rebecca Yadegar ryadegar at csail.mit.edu
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