The Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab (http://ualr.edu/cxye/laboratory.htm) of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has multiple Ph.D. student openings for Spring/Fall 2016. These positions will be supported by three NIH-funded projects. The successful candidates will: (1) develop vision based navigation methods for a robotic navigation aid and a Wearable Object Manipulation Aid (W-ROMA) for the visually impaired; (2) develop vision-based human motion detection and analysis methods for a quadrupedal human-assistive robotic platform; and (3) prototype the W-ROMA (including the electroactive polymer based micro actuator and the control circuits). The projects will use 3D time-of-flight cameras and RGB-D cameras for perception. The research topics include:|
- 6 DOF Simultaneous Localization of Mapping
- Obstacle/Object Detection
- Human Lower Limbs Detection and Motion Analysis
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Electroactive Polymer Actuator Design and Characterization
General guideline of admission to graduate study is referred to http://ualr.edu/enss/. The lab currently hosts research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and NASA. The funded research currently supports one postdoc and six Ph.D. students.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a dynamic metropolitan university locating at the state’s capital city, Little Rock (http://www.littlerock.com). Applicants should hold a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related fields. To apply, contact Dr. Cang Ye (email@example.com) with detailed CV and copies of transcript(s), TOEFL and GRE.