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Postdoctoral position (2 years) realising ergonomic haptic feedback and force multiplying wearables for industryPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2020-Feb-26
Do you want to contribute to preventing injuries in countless factory workers who are involved in manual tasks? Are you passionate about groundbreaking actuation technologies and wearables? Then this two year postdoctoral position in the University of Twente’s Engineering Technology Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology group may be just for you! You will play a valuable role developing highly ergonomic posture correction and force multiplier wearables. Amidst the SOPHIA project’s network of dedicated biomechanists, roboticists, and partners in machinery and automotive industries you will work on novel rigid and soft actuator technologies that optimally support the movement of the body.
the Horizon 2020 Socio-physical Interaction Skills for Cooperative Human-Robot Systems in Agile Production (SOPHIA https://project-sophia.eu) is a four year EU funded project. It aims to realize realise efficient, adaptable, and safe human-robot manufacturing environments. This joint effort between research institutions, policy makers, and industry pioneers a trustworthy, seamless social interface between humans and robots that aids the efficiency in their mutual physical interaction. Through well-tested sensing methods, modelling, and algorithms, SOPHIA will see humans and novel collaborative robots, such as exoskeletons and collaborative robots, intuitively and synergistically working together in a variety of production scenarios. In this way, SOPHIA will remove the separation between man and machine to improve factory output.
We need portable, modular, ergonomic (comfortable, light, compact, non-restrictive), and single degree-of-freedom body-worn devices to be developed for various upper and lower limb joints. Your role will be to do this by:
Are you the researcher we are looking for?
You are highly motivated to join our friendly multidisciplinary team, pioneering wearable technologies that make a significant improvement in the conditions of factory workers.
Apply for the position by submitting the following before the end of 15th March 2020:
Note that incomplete applications (that do not include the letter and CV) will not be considered.
Please contact Allan Veale (a.j.vealeutwente.nl) for additional information about this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.