[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc Positions at Yale University in Robotic Grasping and Manipulation and Prosthetic Hand Design

Aaron Dollar aaron.dollar at yale.edu
Tue Mar 25 13:54:24 PDT 2014


I am seeking applicants for Postdoctoral Researchers for two ongoing
projects in my lab:

 

Robotic Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation: The lab is working on a wide
range of projects in this area, with many directions involving dexterous
within-hand manipulation utilizing underactuated hands. Potential applicants
might come from a range of backgrounds, but prior experience in robotic
grasping manipulation and significant hands-on/experimental experience is
strongly preferred.

 

Prosthetic Hand Design: This project involves the development of an
underactuated prosthetic hand. The approach and underlying principles for
the project are aligned with prior work on underactuated hands done in the
lab. The specific nature of the project primarily involves the mechanical
design, fabrication, and laboratory testing of a series of hand prototypes,
with eventual testing on amputee subjects. Accordingly, applicants should
have an extensive background in mechanisms, mechanical design, and
fabrication, with prior experience with human subjects a plus. 

 

More information about ongoing and previous work in the lab can be found at:
http://www.eng.yale.edu/grablab/

 

For both positions, excellent written and spoken English skills are
essential. I am deeply committed to a strong mentoring relationship with my
lab group and creating a fun, exciting, and productive work environment. In
addition to technical areas associated with the research project, successful
applicants can expect to gain experience in grant writing, student
supervision, and project management, as well as ties to industrial partners.


 

Interested applicants should send a CV describing their background, skill
set and career goals, along with any other relevant information to Prof.
Aaron Dollar (aaron.dollar at yale.edu).

 

 

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Aaron M. Dollar

John J. Lee Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Science

Yale University

office:  <tel:%28203%29%20436-9122> (203) 436-9122

 <mailto:aaron.dollar at yale.edu> aaron.dollar at yale.edu

 <http://www.eng.yale.edu/grablab/> http://www.eng.yale.edu/grablab/

 

 



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