Post-Doc Positions

The Swiss EPFL Reconfigurable Robotics Lab is currently accepting applications for multiple post-doc positions in the following topics (1-2 open positions / topic) available immediately. If you are interested in any of these position please send your CV and and references to Prof. Jamie PAIK: [email protected] In the RRL website, you will find more opportunities at different levels (PhD, Engineer/Technician, Masters).

Modelling: Foldable Robots

The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts in analysing folding structures for origami robotic platforms.

S/he will examine kinematics, dynamics of unique folding mechanisms made of multilayers of functional materials.  We are particularly interested in candidates with structural mechanics background. Knowledge in geometrical algorithms/methods in robotics (e.g. projective geometry, screw theory) or computational geometry is a plus.

Novel Design & Fabrication Methods: Actuated Foldable Robots

The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts to design and prototype origami platforms for robotic applications.

We are particularly interested in candidates with mechanism design / mechanical engineering background and experiences in prototyping unique machines, and robots.

Novel Design & Fabrication Methods: Soft Pneumatic Actuators (SPA)

The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts to design and prototype novel soft robots.

This project combines emerging methods and technologies in actuator and multi-materials fabrications. S/he will validate the design and mechanical performance using the SPA Design Tool as seen in  

http://softroboticstoolkit.com/book/modeling-soft-pneumatic-actuators

https://www.epfl.ch/labs/rrl/page-119527-en.html

We are particularly interested in candidates with finite element modelling (theories, numeric models) background and possibly experiences in robotics.

Space Robots: Modular Reconfigurable Robots

The postdoctoral researcher(s) will lead efforts to design / control / analyse modular robots for space applications based on MORI platform https://www.epfl.ch/labs/rrl/page-145950.html

We are particularly interested in candidates with mechanical design / distributed control / modular robotics background.

Medical Robots: Minimally-Invasive Surgical Tool

The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts in designing and prototyping novel surgical tools for minimally invasive surgery.

We are particularly interested in candidates with mechanism design / mechanical engineering background and experiences in prototyping unique machines, and robots. Tendon-driven robotic experience is a great plus.

S/he will lead this research effort closely interacting with surgeons and industrial partners for iterating the tool design and validating its efficacy.