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Researcher: R&D position in the DROPSAW project on soft, high power and torque wearable actuatorsPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2019-Sep-30
Applications are welcomed for a paid research and development position in the University of Twente’s Engineering Technology Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology group. The researcher will work with a postdoc on the COVR Awarded DROPSAW project.
The COVR Award has been established by the EU funded COVR project, which is putting together a toolkit for the safety testing and validation of cobots. Cobots are robots that share spaces, and often work, with humans. The COVR Award enables the awardee to develop their cobot, as well as team up with COVR experts (in this case from Roessingh Research and Development) to assess and validate its safety.
The DROPSAW (DuRability Optimisation of Powerful Soft Actuators for Wearables) project
We need strong actuators that, when operated under recommended conditions, consistently behave and do not fail suddenly when highly loaded. Your role will be to do this by:
This will see, for the first time, the safe realisation of soft wearable actuators that provide complete assistance.Are you the researcher we are looking for?
You are highly motivated to apply your mechanical design skills to pioneer high power yet safe wearable technologies.
Information and application
This invitation remains open until the position has been filled, with the successful candidate ideally beginning as soon as possible. Submitted applications will be screened within three weeks of reception, after which selected candidates will be invited for an interview (the possibility of a video interview exists).
Conditions of employment
A fulltime (38 hours per week) research and development position at the University of Twente for a duration of eight months.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
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