[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Graduate Student Openings in Dynamic Robotics at the University of Notre Dame

Patrick Wensing pwensing at mit.edu
Tue Nov 15 14:32:29 PST 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I have a number of graduate student openings for Fall 2017 at the
University of Notre Dame. I will be starting a new laboratory in the
department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering with focus on problems
coupled across design, planning, and control for legged machines to reach
new levels of robustness and agility. Work in the group will make
fundamental strides in design methodologies for control systems and novel
mechanisms, with results implemented in dynamic experimental robots.

I am particularly interested in applicants with experiences that bridge
traditional engineering disciplines (e.g., ME and EE). I would appreciate
your help in identifying potential candidates.

Research Themes:
-Cooperative Synthesis of Mechanisms and Control for Mechanical
Intelligence in Robots and Prosthetics
-Terrain-Robust Methods for Planning and Control of Dynamic Multi-Contact
-Characterizing Reduced-Order Models of Agile Locomotion through Dynamic
Human Motion Capture

A full advertisement and description of research themes can be found on my
personal webpage:

Applicants should apply through the department's Ph.D. program, before the
deadline of February 1st. Early applications are encouraged, and will be
reviewed upon submission.

About Notre Dame:
The University of Notre Dame is a private research university (R1) located
in South Bend, Indiana, just 90 minutes east of Chicago. Its scenic 1,200
acre campus is home to over 12,000 students from diverse international
backgrounds. The surrounding area supports a population of over 300,000
people, providing a small-town feel with many of the amenities of a larger
city. The department includes a core group of robotics faculty, which offer
wide opportunities for graduate coursework in controls and robotics and
many avenues for collaboration.

For further information, please contact me via email at pwensing at mit.edu.

With regards,

Patrick Wensing, Ph. D.
Postdoctoral Associate, Biomimetic Robotics Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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