[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PhD and RA Openings at the Robotic Manipulation Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Darwin Lau darwinlau at mae.cuhk.edu.hk
Tue Dec 29 01:07:24 PST 2015


Funded PhD and Research Assistant (RA) PositionsRobotics Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong---------------------------------------------------
PhD Positions-------------------------------------PhD positions are open in the area of robotics and dynamical systems at the newly formed Robotic Manipulation Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. We are interested in capable and passionate candidates who have experiences and interests in one or more of the following topics:- Bio-inspired manipulation: musculoskeletal and/or cable-driven robots- Neurorobotics for the study of anthropomimetic actions- Human-robot co-manipulation for service, assistance and/or rehabilitation applicationsExcellent scientific, analytical and communication (both verbal and written) are essential. Training and/or experience in any of the following would be highly desirable: bio-inspired robots, cable or muscle-like actuation, controller design and analysis, optimisation and hands-on practical experience with mechatronic/robotic systems. Knowledge on computing languages/tools such as C, C++, Java and MATLAB would be beneficial in prototyping and developing algorithms to demonstrate the research outcomes.The candidates must meet the minimum admission requirements (academic and English language proficiency). In general, this is equivalent to a high distinction average or First Class Honours from a recognised university. The successful candidate will perform their research, both independently and within a team, in the Robotic Manipulation Laboratory and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Robotics Institute at the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering.
Research Assistant-------------------------------------One research assistant is required in the development of a general software platform that can perform analysis and control, in both simulation and hardware, for cable-driven robots. The candidate will extend upon the existing software at the laboratory to develop a software package that will have the potential to be useful for other research groups in the field. In addition verification in simulation, the candidate will assist in the set-up of cable robot hardware in order to verify that the developed software can be used to control real cable robots. Excellent skills in hands-on robotics and programming in C++ are a must. Experience with ROS is also highly desirable. 
General Information and Application Procedure-------------------------------------The Chinese University of Hong Kong is well renowned and highly rated in Hong Kong, Asia (6th according to QS Asia rankings 2015) and worldwide (51st according to QS worldwide rankings 2015/16). Located in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is a dynamic, lively and culturally diverse city to live and work in. Combined with the unique student culture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the admitted candidates will receive not only high quality research training and opportunities, but also get to experience the fun social and cultural life at the university and its colleges.Interested candidates may enquire or apply by sending their cover letter and CV to Dr. Darwin Lau: darwinlau at mae.cuhk.edu.hk. Please clearly state which position you would like to be considered for. ---------------------------------------------------Darwin Lau, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation EngineeringFaculty of EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, New Territories, Hong Kong 		 	   		  


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