[robotics-worldwide] M.S. and Ph.D. Assistantships in Soft Robotics at the University of Tulsa

Joshua Schultz joshua.schultz at iit.it
Thu Apr 4 12:08:57 PDT 2013

Two highly motivated graduate assistants are being sought to join a new
robotics research group at the University of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA),
with studies leading to the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy
degree. The positions will begin in August of 2013. Students will
investigate fundamental questions in soft, biologically inspired actuators,
robust grasping in underactuated anthropomorphic hands, and hierarchical
actuation and control schemes. Lab members will be encouraged to pursue
their ideas with theoretical rigor and demonstrate them on novel hardware
made from scratch.

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Mechanical
Engineering or a related field. Skills in electronics design, embedded
systems and machining are a plus. If you don't have these skills, you
should still apply; you'll learn them!

Interested applicants are invited to apply to the graduate program at the
link below and send send statements of purpose (including research
interests) and CV directly to joshua.schultz at iit.it.


The assistantship will cover tuition and include a stipend for living
expenses. The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive, doctoral
degree-granting institution of between 4000 and 5000 students. It is
adjacent to Historic Route 66, and is home to the Golden Hurricane athletic
teams, slated to join the conference formerly known as the Big East. Tulsa
has a low cost of living and is home to numerous performing arts groups.

-Joshua Schultz
Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Robotics Department
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Phone +39 010 71781 807
Fax +39 010 71781 232

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