[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Position of Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

samer.mohammed samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr
Fri Nov 22 03:11:13 PST 2013

Position of Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Division of Mechatronics and Design, School of Mechanical and Aerospace

Industrial robots have been widely employed for repetitive, but mainly
non-continuous contact type operations such as material handling, spray
painting, and spot welding. Recent advances in robotics technology have
opened up opportunities to employ industrial robots for more challenging
tasks, such as high- precision edge, surface finishing, welding of complex
components  operations, which are often encountered in the precision
engineering, aerospace, and marine industries.
We are inviting applications for a Research Fellow position in dynamic
robotic manipulation, especially in the following areas of robotics:
-       Mechanism design for grippers/end-effectors for manipulation
-       Robot-object contacts with active compliance and variable stiffness

The A*Star-funded project is studying mechanics and simulation, motion
planning, control theory, and experimental validation of dynamically
dexterous robots aiming to enhance the industry productivity. 

Job Description
Candidates applying for this position will join a team of researchers
looking into enhancing the existing capabilities of industrial robots
through the research, design and development of novelty gripper or
end-effector, attached to a robotic arm, planning, and control to tackle the
manipulation issues of tedious and difficult-to-reach task(s).

The ideal candidate would have background in one or more of the following
areas: rigid bodies in contact, robot motion planning, robotic manipulation,
and gripper design.

-    	Applicants must have a PhD degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or a
relevant engineering degree
-    	Able to lead a team and work effectively and independently in a team
-    	Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
-   	Relevant training and/or research experience in industrial robotics
such as robot kinematics and dynamics
-    	Preferably with experience in robotic system design and integration,
motion and force control of robotic manipulators
Application Instruction
The expected duration of the postdoctoral position is a total of three
years, which is renewable every year. The position is available immediately.
To apply, email a brief cover letter describing your professional interests
and future goals, a detailed CV, list of publications, and contact
information to Professor K. H. Low, mkhlow at ntu.edu.sg (School of MAE, NTU,
Singapore). All documents should be in pdf format.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified to submit letters of recommendations
and additional documents. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be

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