[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] ONR Sponsored Post-doc/PhD Positions on Bio-inspired UUV at OSU

Mingjun Zhang mingjunzhang2008 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 04:41:08 PDT 2016

Dear Colleagues:

We have one post-doctoral researcher and one PhD student opening positions
sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to conduct research on
hydrodynamics and control for a bio-inspired Underwater Unmanned Vehicle
(UUV). Through this research, an energy-efficient UUV inspired by
propulsion mechanisms of four unique aquatic species will be designed,
optimized, constructed and tested. Six modules, including propulsion
module, central control module, manipulator module, buoyancy control
module, body frame module and obstacle avoidance module, will implemented
and tested.

The significance of this research lies in synergistic integration of
multiple unique propulsion mechanisms inspired by nature to achieve
energy-efficient propulsion, and modular implementation through integration
of material properties, morphological features, and advanced control for
applications in underwater robotics. The focus will be on optimization of
the bio-inspired propulsion mechanisms through in-depth theoretical
investigation of multi-scale material properties, morphological features,
dynamics, control patterns, and system integration.

Interested applicants should send in CVs along with 2-3 publications to
Mingjun Zhang at zhang.4882 at osu.edu.

Sincerely yours,

- Mingjun Zhang
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio State University

NEWS: Nature offers plenty examples for inspiration in design and
Check our recent Nature Nanotechnology paper on bio-inspired nanoparticles.

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