New research is emerging out of a project where Ohio State University used our software to reconstruct the anatomy of an ant neck. In this project, micro-CT scans of an ant neck were reconstructed using Simpleware software and exported as a mesh for analysis in Abaqus.
Simulations in Abaqus identified where stress concentrations tend to take place for ants' necks, providing insight into how they are able to support large weights. This research has created the potential for developing micro-robots capable of handling similar loads, as well as other ant-inspired designs for space engineering.
The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the Assistant Professor level with emphasis on smart materials and manufacturing processes, and/or robotics. Requirements include a B.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, or in a closely related discipline. See job description and application guidelines at http://www.cems.uvm.edu/facsearch/me.php . Full consideration deadline: 11/15/2013.
We are currently looking for a top candidate to join the System Level Design group at CMU (www.ece.cmu.edu/~sld/), as a Postdoctoral Associate, starting Spring 2013. Main responsibilities involve work on modeling and control of stochastic micro-robotic swarms targeting biological applications.
2nd International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2012
4 - 6 September 2012
Kuching, Sarawak MALAYSIA
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MySET/MyRAIG (Malaysia) and
Nagoya University (Japan)
One (1) to Two(2) years post-doctoral positions are open in Ecuador (South America). The following are areas of interest:
- Mathematics (PDE-FEM)
The candidate should hold a PhD degree related to the area of application, and should have the motivation to do research and open new research lines. Teaching is also an important component.
Halmstad University (Sweden) is looking for young researchers to join our research groups in embedded and intelligent systems, specifically for intelligent vehicles in joint work with Volvo Technology in Gothenburg. Two positions are currently open: one with a focus on vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and uptime, and one with a focus on autonomous vehicles. Please se advertisement at: http://www.hh.se/english/abouttheuniversity/vacantpositions.2064_en.html (click on link Assistant Professors in Information Technology)