Reverse Engineering Ants for Robotics

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.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont

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 . Full consideration deadline: 11/15/2013.

Open Postdoctoral Position at Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

We are currently looking for a top candidate to join the System Level Design group at CMU (, as a Postdoctoral Associate, starting Spring 2013. Main responsibilities involve work on modeling and control of stochastic micro-robotic swarms targeting biological applications.

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IRIS 2012 2nd International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2012

IRIS 2012

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:

  • Robotics,
  • Energy,
  • Fracture,
  • CFD,
  • Nano-technology,
  • Bio-mechanics,
  • 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.

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Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings for Biomimetic Flying Devices

We present an interesting application of ADINA FSI in the
analysis of biomimetic flying devices. Please see

You can find many other examples of applications of ADINA in the
analysis of multiphysics problems here:

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Tenure track positions at Halmstad University

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: (click on link Assistant Professors in Information Technology)

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