[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty positions in Soft Robotics in Odense, Denmark
Closing Date: 2018-07-27.
The University of Southern Denmark invites applications for open
positions in the field of Soft Robotics at the levels of full
professor, associate professor and assistant professor. The positions
are based in Odense and will be hosted by the Embodied Systems for
Robotics and Learning (ESRL) unit. (Danish professor and associate
professor level positions are tenured.)
ESRL is setting up a Centre for Soft Robotics in which the design
criteria for soft robot solutions can be explored and exploited. In
short, we aim for a systems approach to soft robots, building on our
expertise in embodied artificial intelligence and biomimetic
modelling, that takes soft robots as first-class artefacts and
considers how to design and build them. Specifically, we wish to
elucidate what are the appropriate design criteria for soft robots;
how well-adapted bodies can be designed and deployed for given tasks,
including collaborative industrial tasks; how electronics and
computing can be integrated into soft robotic solutions; and how both
local and distal sensing can be exploited by such bodies.
For further information, see the on-line advertisement  or contact
John Hallam <[hidden email]> to discuss scope and possibilities.