Focused area #1: Mechanical design of wearable robots, soft robots, humanoid, or legged robots. Experience in actuator design, cable transmission, legged robots, hydraulics or pneumatics is a plus.
Focused area #2: Force and position control of our wearable robots and legged robots. Experience in impedance control and haptics is a plus.
PhD students can be admitted in 2019 Spring (preferred) or 2019 Fall as paid visiting scholar before admission. PhD students will receive tuition scholarship and stipend support.
Interns will receive stipend support.
** About the lab and City University of New York **
The Biomechatronics lab was established in 2017 and is a 1500 sq ft facility with the latest generation motion capture system, state of the art physiology measurement devices, cameras, IMUs, high performance motors, and more. The lab is a vibrant workplace; students can work on a diverse set of projects, conduct hands-on experiments, and publish high-quality papers.
The candidates can work with our Zahn Innovation Center, a startup incubator that has helped create $6M in startup revenue and over 100 internships for students. They can also work with the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE), a consortium of New York City medical research institutions established in 1994 to serve as a focal center for collaborative biomedical engineering research in the New York metropolitan area. Partner institutions include Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Located in Manhattan, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and visionary as New York City itself.