[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully Funded Ph.D. Positions in Mobile Robotics

Yu Gu Yu.Gu at mail.wvu.edu
Fri Sep 9 10:46:00 PDT 2016

The Interactive Robotics Laboratory (IRL) at West Virginia University (WVU) has multiple openings for fully funded Ph.D. positions. Research areas include SLAM, manipulation, machine learning, cooperative navigation, and robot design.

Prospective candidates should hold a M.S. or B.S. degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science/engineering, automatic controls, applied mathematics, or other related disciplines. She/He should have a strong background and interest in the general areas of systems and controls, stochastic estimation, mathematics, instrumentation, Matlab and C programing, and hardware design and testing.

The candidate should also have excellent verbal and writing skills in English, should be motivated and capable of creatively working in a team environment.

Interested candidates should apply to WVU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering or Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering online. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Yu Gu at  Yu.Gu(at)mail.wvu.edu.

About IRL: IRL was founded to study how robots interact with physical environments, other robots, and humans. IRL members are the main contributors to the WVU team that won the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge in 2014 (level-1 prize), 2015 ($100,000 level-2 prize), and 2016 ($750,000 final prize). More information about IRL can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.statler.wvu.edu_-7Eirl_&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=lztUmTsQs-jTnoitLBccU-6OvB7-nHF5v3spUQoMmoE&s=UxmIEDe4Gf2xfG_xfmA--EjP41Qlfb47dkqLd8GmYOU&e= 

About WVU: WVU is designated as an "R1" Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Carnegie-5FFoundation-5Ffor-5Fthe-5FAdvancement-5Fof-5FTeaching&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=lztUmTsQs-jTnoitLBccU-6OvB7-nHF5v3spUQoMmoE&s=mm2sleV5g3H2DksdoaSyzCjg9aANeo_RnbGpNgRNs94&e= >.

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