[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple Graduate Research Assistant positions in robotics at Virginia Tech (Tomonari Furukawa)

Tomonari Furukawa tomonari at vt.edu
Wed Jan 6 13:46:22 PST 2016

Multiple Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) will be available for 
graduate students pursuing Ph.D in robotics at Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University (known as Virginia Tech), USA from Fall 

Computational Multiphysics Systems (CMS) Lab (http://www.me.vt.edu/cms) 
directed by Prof. Tomonari Furukawa focuses on research areas including 
robotics and computational mechanics.  Prof. Furukawa also led the 
Virginia Tech's team for DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) in June 2015.  
The positions are for robotics oriented projects funded by the US Gov't, 
industry and other sponsors, which are on
* Autonomous driving;
* Cooperative perception and control of drones;
* Mobile manipulation; and
* Infrastructural robotics.

Students having strength in theory of probabilistic robotics, 
mechatronics and/or programming are particularly pursued.

Essential qualifications/skills are
1. MS in the robotics-related field such as mechanical engineering, 
mechatronic engineering, electrical engineering and computer science;
2. Proven record of publications in a relevant research field: At least 
one international journal paper or two international conference papers
3. Strong knowledge/experience in mechatronics/electronics or in ROS and 
C++ programming

The link to apply for a Ph.D. application (deadline January 15th): 
Following the submission of the online application, please send CV to 
Prof. Furukawa (tomonari at vt.edu <mailto:tomonari at vt.edu>).

Virginia Tech is is a public research with a main campus in Blacksburg, 
VA.  Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs 
to some 29,373 students and manages a reearch portfolio of $513 
million.  Departments in College of Engineering including Mechanical 
Engineering is constantly ranked within top 20 in the US in graduate 
research and education.  Robotics and autonomous systems research is 
traditionally strong, and Virginia Tech was one of the few universities 
that became a finalist in both the aforementioned DARPA Robotics 
Challenge in 2015 and DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007 (3rd place after CMU 
and Stanford).

Tomonari Furukawa, Ph.D
Department of Mechanical Engineering
225 Goodwin Hall, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
E-mail: tomonari at vt.edu, URL: www.me.vt.edu/cms/, www.me.vt.edu/trec/
Tel: 540-231-9311/2396

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