[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded PhDs - Wearable and Soft Robotics at UC Santa Barbara
yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 6 15:28:18 PST 2015
Multiple Funded PhD Positions in Wearable and Soft Robotics at UC Santa Barbara
The RE Touch Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara (PI: Yon Visell) is recruiting exceptional PhD students with interests in robotics, especially in the areas of wearable robotics and soft robotics. Candidates are expected to have a record of scientific activity, and should have interests in modeling and design and outstanding analytical skills. Training or experience in any of the following areas would be beneficial, but are not required: Bio-Inspired Design, Continuum robot control, Multi-material 3D fabrication, Polymer Fabrication, Fluid Mechanics.
The successful applicants will play a key role in one of the following areas:
- Wearable robotic systems for haptic (touch) feedback
- Autonomous soft robots for exploration and manipulation in unusual environments
- Bio-inspired sensors for robotics
The RE Touch Laboratory is based at the California NanoSystems Institute, and is affiliated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Media Arts and Technology departments at UC Santa Barbara. Any of the three departments may act as host for the PhD.
About Engineering at UC Santa Barbara:
With world-class facilities set in beautiful surroundings at the edge of the California Pacific coast, the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering is rated among the best in the world. Current UCSB faculty include six Nobel Prize laureates (three in the College of Engineering), one Fields Medalist, 29 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Applications will be considered through the normal admissions process of the university. Interested candidates may contact Yon Visell with any questions (email: yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu <mailto:yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu> )
Yon Visell, PhD
UC Santa Barbara
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Media Arts & Technology Graduate Program
Mechanical Engineering Department
California NanoSystems Institute
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