[robotics-worldwide] Fwd: [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Multifunctional Robotic Structures at the University of Maryland

Dr. Hugh A. Bruck bruck at umd.edu
Fri Dec 6 11:10:42 PST 2013

Postdoc Position in Multifunctional Robotic Structures

*Full Time Research Fellow (Robotics) with strong experience in design,
fabrication, and controls of advanced robotic structures*

A position for a Postdoctoral Fellow is available immediately to develop
multifunctional robotic structures in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. The Scope of Work

(1)Design and build new compliant robotic structures with integrated
compliant sensors.

(2)Develop control methods for use with compliant, scalable, sensing
robotic structures that simultaneously monitor both global and local
shapes, as well as force distributions.

(3)Create new models and methodologies that relate the output of an
array of distributed sensors to a set of decisions about appropriate
co-robotic actions.

One key application of this technology will be in autonomous human-robot
and robot-environment interactions. Compliant sensing structures will
allow robots to come into safe contact with humans and have an awareness
of the consequences of their movements.The position offers the
opportunity to learn and utilize multidisciplinary engineering
approaches under a team of faculty members with extensive experience in
robotics, mechanics, materials, controls, and sensing.

Applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. The candidate should be able
to perform independent research, work in a team and take a leadership
role, and think creatively.They should have proven hands-on experience
and contributions in robotics and a strong interest in developing novel
technologies and science. Experience in both mechatronics and materials
science would be advantageous.

Responsibilities will also include planning and conducting research,
data analysis, manuscript and grant preparation, presentation of results
at meetings and conferences, and working with the graduate students of
the research team.

To apply, please email a CV and a cover letter to:

Prof. Hugh A. Bruck

email:bruck at umd.edu

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Maryland, College Park20754

The cover letter should explain how your background is relevant and
detail how your expertise would be beneficial specifically to this
project.Also attach copies of 1-3 of your best published papers and a
list of 3-4 references with their contact information (affiliation, web
site, email, phone).

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

Dr. Hugh A. Bruck
Professor, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies in Mechanical and Reliability Engineering
Affiliate, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Affiliate, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computing
Member, Center for Energetic Concepts Development
Member, Maryland Robotics Center
Member, Maryland Nanocenter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2174 Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-8711
Fax: 301-314-9477
Cell: 301-461-6710

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