[robotics-worldwide] PhD position in parallel robotics at LIRMM, Montpellier, France

Marc Gouttefarde marc.gouttefarde at lirmm.fr
Wed Jun 1 07:32:06 PDT 2011

Dear colleagues,

A three year PhD position in parallel robotics is available within the 
DEXTER team of the LIRMM Robotics Department in Montpellier, France.

The PhD student will work in the framework of the FP7 European Project 
CableBOT funded by the European Commission for three years. The expected 
start date of CableBOT is October 2011. The project aims at designing, 
developing and evaluating parallel cable-driven robots customized for 
the automation of large-scale processes. It will focus on a new 
generation of modular and reconfigurable parallel cable robots capable 
of performing various tasks needed for the post- production of 
large-scale products, with targeted main applications in the aeronautic 
and construction industries.

The PhD student will work on parallel cable robot conceptual 
architectures, design and optimization. The main challenge is to enable 
modularity and reconfiguration capabilities with constraints and 
requirements coming both from the targeted industrial applications and 
from desired cable robot performances. Additionally, the candidate will 
be involved in CableBOT tasks dealing with parallel cable robot 
simulation and control and with the validation of end-user application 
scenarios for which experiments will be conducted on parallel cable 
robot prototypes.

The applicant should hold a bachelor degree and a M.Sc. degree in 
engineering (or equivalent degrees) and have skills in mechanical 
engineering and/or in applied control. A previous experience in robotics 
and, especially, in parallel robotics will be considered an advantage. 
Good C/C++ programming skills are required. Fluency in English writing 
is also required. French speaking skills are not mandatory but would be 

More information on this position can be found on the LIRMM Robotics 
Department website:

Application procedure: send a letter of motivation and a curriculum 
vitae. Letters of recommendation are appreciated.

Contact: to apply or for additional information, contact by email Marc 
GOUTTEFARDE at marc.gouttefarde"at"lirmm.fr

--- Websites
LIRMM Robotics Department:

Marc Gouttefarde
CNRS - LIRMM Robotics Dpt
tel: +33 4 67 41 85 59
fax: +33 4 67 41 85 00
website: www.lirmm.fr/~gouttefard

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