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Engineering | Undergraduate Research

Wearable Soft Robotics

Dr. Wenlong Zhang, an Assistant Professor for the Polytechnic School has a research opening for the following project:

The Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (RISELab) is a multidisciplinary laboratory that focuses on research and development of modeling, analysis, and control of various robotic systems. One of our current focus is to discover engineering principles and designs that will guide the development of entirely new approaches for wearable assistive devices and soft robotics with the goal to transform patient care and human activity.

We are currently seeking highly motivated BS and MS students with a passion for wearable assistive devices and soft robotics, including a soft supernumerary arm for task assistance and soft exosuit for walking assistance. We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas:

Mechanical Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Computer Science – Bioengineering- Robotics- Mechatronics – Material Science – Biomechanics – Device Characterization and Optimization

Prospective candidates should send an email to Dr. Wenlong Zhang at Wenlong.Zhang@asu.edu, with their contact information, an updated resume, and unofficial transcripts to demonstrate their competences. Accepted students are expected to participate in weekly group meetings, formulate FURI/MORE projects, and contribute to ongoing research and papers. The positions will be based on the Polytechnic campus.

Sub-Themes:

  • Soft Robotics
  • Wearable Sensors and Robots
  • Dynamic Modeling and Control

Student qualifications/requirements:

  • Prospective candidates should send an email to Dr. Wenlong Zhang at Wenlong.Zhang@asu.edu, with their contact information, an updated resume, and unofficial transcripts to demonstrate their competences. Students with background in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: wearable sensors and robots, feedback control systems, motion planning algorithms, additive manufacturing, computational design, materials testing, FEA/FEM, programming (Matlab, Python, C++, C), and bio-mechanical analysis.

Semester(s) or start/end date of position: Students can start now (Summer 2019) and continue in subsequent semesters

Number of hours per week: Vary from 5 hours to 20 hours

Stipend amount/hourly wage/volunteer position: This position will start as voluntary, and selected students will get funding through FURI/MORE and lab assistant positions.

Lab/Center website: https://home.riselab.info/

How to apply: Prospective candidates should send an email to Dr. Wenlong Zhang at Wenlong.Zhang@asu.edu, with their contact information, an updated resume, and unofficial transcripts to demonstrate their competences.

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May 28, 2019