Postdoctoral Fellow – Robotics and Autonomy for Extraterrestrial Habitats
- The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
- Location: Boston, MA
- Job Number: 7076658
- Posting Date: Apr 1, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout the Wyss:
The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Bioinspired Robotics Platform. Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions are available at Harvard University to work on a project centered on development of autonomous systems, architectures, and strategies for maintenance, repair, and construction of habitats intended for deep space exploration by future human travelers. Potential research topics include development of deployable, modular building elements for habitat composition; development of decentralized control strategies for coordination of multi-robot systems; and development and evaluation of soft robotic systems for manipulation and mobility. Selected candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary team working under the supervision of one or more of Chuck Hoberman, Justin Werfel, and Robert Wood. The position is guaranteed for a year with the possibility of renewal.