[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PostDoc positions, Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, INDIA
ekta.singla at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 06:25:01 PDT 2020
Applications are invited from the Indian nationals for the position of
Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) to work in a DRDO CARS project with contract
number DEBEL/20CR0003/BMT/19-20, entitled “*Kinematic Modelling and
Task-based Synthesis of Lower-Limb Exoskeleton for Defense Services*” under
the supervision of undersigned. The short-term project focusses at two
major objectives – Kinematic modelling and workspace analysis of existing
human-exoskeleton system, and Gait-data-based optimal synthesis of hybrid
architectures for leg-exoskeleton.
Augmentative exoskeletons are expected to improve the operational
efficiency of the soldiers. Exoskeleton design and development encounter
many challenges, including ergonomically acceptable wearing technology,
architecture design, human-motion compatibility, human-robot interaction
etc. To emulate natural human motion along with the exoskeleton, it is
important to have a kinematic model to understand the requisite
configuration for a given task of the human coupled with exoskeleton.
The research work will focus at the development of a generic kinematic
model of human coupled exoskeleton system which could be divided into two
phases. The first phase involves task-based kinematic modelling and
workspace analysis for different architectures of exoskeleton
configurations and to identify well-conditioned zones for working. The
second phase consists of development of a task-based configuration
selection and optimal dimensional synthesis with comparative analysis, in
general. Programming skills, mechanisms modelling and learning and
utilization of professional softwares are inherent job requirements.
*Post:* Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF)
*Maximum Duration:* One year (not extendable)
*Emoluments:* Rs. 55,000 per month (consolidated)
*Last date of Application: *March 15, 2020.
*Essential Qualifications: *‘Phd degree (submitted/defended) in related
field’, and good academic record with atleast 60% marks (or 6.5 CGPA) in
B.Tech/BE and Masters degrees. Exposure in Robot Kinematics is must.
*Desirables: *A candidate with *‘*Masters/Bachelor’s degree in
Mechanical/Mechatronics’ would be preferred. Proficient in Programming
skills as Matlab, C/C++/Python, and research experience in robotics or
*Application form is given on the following sheet. Submit the form in pdf
format only to the undersigned.*
Along with the completely filled form the applicant should keep the
following documents handy.
· Reference letter from two referees
· GATE score, if any
· List of publications/patents
· NOC from the applicants already in employment.
Please note that no TA/DA will be given to the candidates attending the
*Apply in the format given at*
*Dr. Ekta Singla*
Associate Professor and Head,
Mechanical Engineering Department
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Rupnagar - 140001, Punjab, INDIA
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Tel: +91 1881 242160
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