[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully funded two postdoctoral and multiple PhD opportunities in flexible cable-driven exoskeleton and continuum robot teleoperation

Jee-Hwan Ryu jhryu at koreatech.ac.kr
Wed Nov 2 17:30:58 PDT 2016

The BioRobotics Laboratory https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robot.koreatech.ac.kr_&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=12Nt9NXN2y9zQptl7deCzFszCptmUM7LcxFzOOXhloc&s=gJCrtC1_m-Fqq6cLCIYkSv4wIbgF-bRl9QGc55wpk7E&e=  at KOREATECH is seeking to fill two fully-funded postdoc and multiple PhD positions in flexible cable-driven exoskeleton and continuum robot teleoperation.



The first position is primarily focused on design, implementation and experimental verification of flexible cable-driven exoskeletons and assistive devices. The ultimate goal of this project is design of a fully portable upper-body or lower-body assistance system for conventional and home-centered rehabilitation, as well as ADL assistance. This research is funded by a grant from the National Research Foundation. The successful candidate will also have a chance to collaborate on other ongoing projects such as design of medical and other robots based on twisted string actuators. You will be also collaborating with a newly founded startup company at KORETEACH (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.bio-2Drob.com_&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=12Nt9NXN2y9zQptl7deCzFszCptmUM7LcxFzOOXhloc&s=5CHt1fVc1d3joeKzFszF8cEIDKV-pbATMDaMsrHJk3A&e= ). The postdoc applications should hold a PhD degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering or related fields, and all the applicants should have experience in one or several of the following areas: exoskeleton development and evaluation, design of tendon- and cable-driven mechanical and mechatronic systems, hardware data acquisition and processing, control system design, embedded system programming, CAD design and 3D-printing.


The second position is in the area of continuum robot teleoperation. Successful candidate will be a part of a new collaborative project between KORETEACH and Stanford, which develop human-in-the-loop control for a new type of continuum robot for disaster scenarios, and the main responsibilities will be developing an intuitive human interface for improving situational awareness of continuum robot teleoperation in order to maximize the human operator’s control ability while minimizing the cognitive workload. The eligible postdoc candidates must have a PhD degree, and all the applicants need experience in one or more of the following topics: teleoperation (preferably, continuum robot teleoperation), human interface design and evaluation, haptics, bilateral control, haptic rendering, human factor study, ergonomics in teleoperation.

Both postdoc positions are initially offered at a one-year basis and are renewable for a further 2 years. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and applicants are encouraged to apply before November 30th, 2016 to receive full attention. The position will remain open until filled. Expected start date for postdoc position is February 1st, 2017 and March 1st, 2107 for PhD position, but an earlier starting date can be discussed if required. 

Interested applicants should submit their CV outlining their experience and qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research, and the names of three references to Prof. Jee-Hwan Ryu (jhryu at koreatech.ac.kr).


Jee-Hwan Ryu, Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering, KOREATECH

Cheonan-City, Repubilc of Korea 

Voice : +82-41-560-1250 

Fax: +82-41-560-1253 

E-mail : jhryu at koreatech.ac.kr 





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