[robotics-worldwide] Post Doc opening - Robot Hands - Harvard University

Robert Howe howe at seas.harvard.edu
Tue Jun 8 09:09:33 PDT 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Robot Hands
Harvard University

The BioRobotics Lab at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied 
Sciences seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a research project on robotic 
hands.  The project will build on recent success in the use of passive 
mechanics to accommodate uncertainties in the grasping process.  The 
next phase will involve development of an improved hand design, using 
simulation, prototype construction, and experimental testing. 
Additional tasks include development of a minimalist contact sensing 
system for the hand, integration of grasping and vision, and deployment 
of the hand system on a mobile pltaform. For more information, see 

Requirements include a Ph.D. in computer science or mechanical or 
electrical engineering.  Knowledge of robot kinematics and experience 
with robot programming and MATLAB simulation are essential.  Good 
experimental skills and familiarity with C++ will be helpful.

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. Robert Howe:  howe<at>seas.harvard.edu

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

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