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
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: email@example.com
(note - applications are NOT sent to mentors - see instructions)
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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
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If you are interested in applying for this position, you MUST complete the student application HERE and email it to Dr. Kevin Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do NOT email your application to the faculty mentor.