[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc and PhD positions in parallel robotics in Montpellier, France
marc.gouttefarde at lirmm.fr
Thu Mar 18 08:31:03 PDT 2010
[apologies for multiple postings]
A 12-month postdoctoral position and a three year PhD position in
parallel robotics are available within the DEXTER project team of the
LIRMM Robotics Department in Montpellier, France.
Both the postdoctoral researcher and the PhD student will be involved in
the project CoGiRo, "Control of Giant Robots", which deals with parallel
cable-driven robots having very large workspaces and possibly heavy
payloads. CoGiRo is a three-year project (2010-2012) funded by the
French National Research Agency (ANR). The partners of the project
consist of three French research labs (LIRMM, LASMEA and INRIA Sophia
Antipolis) and one company (FATRONIK France).
A parallel cable-driven robot consists mainly of a mobile platform, a
set of winches and a number of cables connecting in parallel the
platform to the winches. Generally, the winches are fixed to the ground
(or to walls, to a frame, ...) and each cable is attached to the mobile
platform at one end. At its other end, the cable is wound by means of
one of the winches. The control of the length of each cable allows the
control of the position and orientation of the mobile platform. Cable
actuation enables the realization of robots having very large
workspaces, potentially allowing the automation of tasks which can
hardly be accomplished by conventional robots.
More information on these two positions can be found on the LIRMM
Robotics Department website (http://www.lirmm.fr/w3rob/):
Application procedure: send a letter of motivation and a résumé (for the
postdoc position, containing your publication list and a pointer to your
PhD thesis). Letters of recommendation are not mandatory but appreciated.
Contact: to apply or for additional information, send an email to Marc
GOUTTEFARDE (marc.gouttefarde at lirmm.fr).
LIRMM Robotics Department:
CNRS - LIRMM Robotics Dpt
tel: +33 4 67 41 85 59
fax: +33 4 67 41 85 00
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