[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] - Robotic Designer

Lorenzo MASIA lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg
Wed Mar 19 01:10:47 PDT 2014

Design of a  robotic device for testing running footwear  perspectiveThe
objective of the present proposal  is to design and develop a novel robotic
set up to characterize and test material in running shoes in collaboration
with the Institute for Sport Research and Robotic Research Centre of Nanyang
Technological University.To reproduce the dynamics of the foot/ground
interaction during human running in a way faithful enough to fit the purpose
of reliably testing running shoes, it is necessary to understand the
biomechanics of running from a robotics perspective. The project is focused
on the mechanical design and control of the robotic test bench for running
shoes: the main idea is reproducing the dynamic effects due to deformation,
contact on the ground of the sole and abrasion effects. The main challenge
is to design a compact and multipurpose machine, incorporating the dynamics
of human running in different conditions by combining the realism of a
service trials and the velocity of a laboratory test. The system must be
designed in mechanics and control, considering also unconventional solutions
like series elastic and compliant actuations in order to mimic the
biomechanics of the human leg. Control design must be robust and
customizable in order to test the running footwear lifetime in multiple
conditions and configurations. The new shoes-testing device must be able to
reproduce the foot/ground interaction at a level of fidelity that no
existing apparatus can reach.RequirementsWe are seeking candidates with a
Master, PhD degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical) or
preferably experienced Mechanical Designer (MSc or Engineer) with experience
in Robotics and Automation.The ideal candidate will be familiar with
Mechanical Design control engineering, robotics, mechanical measurements and
instrumentation, He/She will have generic mechanical engineering skills such
as manual skills for hardware assembly, strong experience in CAD mechanical
design, SolidWorks, Pro-E, Alibre, and with Matlab/Simulink.About the
positionThis Research Engineer is a two years position at the School of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (http://www.mae.ntu.edu.sg/) and the
Institute for Sports Research (http://www.isr.ntu.edu.sg/), NTU, Singapore,
under the supervision of Assistant Prof Lorenzo Masia (email:
Lorenzo.masia at iit.it) (http://www.lorenzomasia.info/). 

Lorenzo MASIA, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor |
Robotics Research Center
Division of Mechatronics and Design 
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Nanyang Technological University  
N3.2-02-46, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798  
Tel: (65) 6790-6239 GMT+8h | Email: lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg  
Web: www.lorenzomasia.info 

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