A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is open at the Advanced Control and Mechatronics Lab (www.acm.me.dal.ca) in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University (Dal), and the Intelligent Controls Lab, in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Intelligent Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or related field.
Project description: The candidate will conduct research on the intelligent control of cooperative robotic manipulations to accomplish dexterous tasks in a complex environment, such as applications in screwing, opening/closing a bottle cap, removing hazardous materials, surgery, and assembly tasks. one potential application is for smart factories where a team of robots is able to assist in manufacturing workshop for material handling, and dexterous tasks on the production automation assembly line etc. The research will investigate effective solutions for co-manipulations, human-like dexterous co-manipulation skills and machine learning strategies for tasks in a dynamic environment. It will involve extensive experimental studies on the state-of-the-art two Franka Emika robotic manipulators (7 DOFs), one Kuka manipulator (6 DOFs), one Stewart Platform, one PenduBot, one inverted pendulum cart system, and two Phantom Omni haptic devices (3 DOFs) available in the host labs at Dal and UNB.
Conditions of employment: The position is a one-year research appointment. The researcher will be funded through NSERC Canada. The researcher will receive a salary in accordance with postdoctoral salaries jointly at Dal and UNB from CAD$42,000/year to CAD$45,000/year upon the qualification and experience of the candidate.
Application documents: Curriculum Vitae; Statement of motivation and research interests (up to two pages); Transcripts of all obtained degrees (in English); Names and contact information of three references; Minimum of 3 sample publications. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priorities for this position.
Applications or inquires should be emailed to both Prof. Ya-Jun Pan (email@example.com) and Prof. Rickey Dubay (firstname.lastname@example.org). The call for applications will remain open until the potential candidate is found. The starting date is preferably on April 1st, 2022 or shortly after that.