URSA Engage Program 2013
Position Descriptions for Students to Apply For


Faculty Name & Department/School: Dr. Jonathan Hurst, MIME, College of Engineering


Research Project Title: Mechanical Design and Fabrication for Walking, Running Robots


Project Overview: 
We have just completed construction of the bipedal walking and running robot, ATRIAS.  We now proceed with robot walking and running experiments in the lab.  Through this work, we explore fundamental principles of legged locomotion; with an understanding of principles of legged locomotion, people will be able to create powered prosthetic limbs, exoskeletons, and legged robots. 



What skills will students obtain in this project? 
Students will find a niche in the lab, doing work that is of interest to them and productive for the lab.  Experience working with a team in all areas of robotics may be gained.


Student research tasks: 

We seek undergraduate research assistants to help in many aspects of robot design and fabrication, maintenance, and experiments.  Students should have some prior experience with building machines of some sort, SolidWorks, and machining.


Period of work - Spring and Fall


Number of hours per week expected of student:  10-20



Preferred Faculty Contact Information: jonathan.hurst@oregonstate.edu
(note - applications are NOT sent to mentors - see instructions)

q Yes    qX  No:   Human Subjects 

q Yes    qX  No:   Live Vertebrate Animals

q Yes    qX No:   Recombinant DNA Molecules Transgenic Plants or Animal, and/or Infectious Agents of Plants, Animals, or Humans

q Yes    qX  No:   Ionizing Radiation

q Yes    qX  No:   Chemical Carcinogens

q Yes    qX  No:   Scuba Diving, Free Diving

q Yes    qX  No:   Small Boating Operations

Approval Number(s) from above, if relevant _________________________________

If you are interested in applying for this position, you MUST complete the student application HERE and email it to Dr. Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

Do NOT email your application to the faculty mentor.