[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. assistantship in compliant underactuated robotic hands at the University of Tulsa

Joshua Schultz joshua-schultz at utulsa.edu
Mon Oct 27 10:08:33 PDT 2014

Ph.D. assistantship in compliant underactuated robotic hands

The Biological Robotics At Tulsa (BRAT) Research group at the University of
Tulsa is recruiting a research assistantship for study leading to the Ph.D.
degree on a United States National Robotics Initiative-funded project
investigating the next generation of compliant robotic hands. The goal of
the project is to understand compliant connections between the individual
finger joints and the actuators; specifically structuring the compliance so
that a minimal number of motors can reconstruct the most important poses
and grasps performed by the human hand.

Students who wish to complete their doctoral studies at the intersection of
anatomy, physiology, kinematics, and mechatronics are invited to apply
online to the graduate program at the University of Tulsa (
https://webapp.utulsa.edu/graduate/users/sign_up). Applicants should
indicate their interest in this position/research area in their statement
of purpose. Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering,
Computer Science, or related field.

The assistantship provides tuition and a stipend for living expenses. The
University of Tulsa is a private University in the heart of the City of
Tulsa, one of the preeminent cities of the great plains region of the
United States. It is experiencing urban renewal, population growth, and a
renewed focus on the arts, but has still not lost its hometown charm. The
cost of living compares very favorably with other US cities. Many
departments at the University of Tulsa are growing their doctoral programs,
but the University remains an intimate environment where the graduate
students know the faculty and each other well.

Joshua A. Schultz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Tulsa
tel: 918-631-3846
fax: 918-637-2397
web: http://personal.utulsa.edu/~jas019/

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