The Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) has two Ph.D. student openings with full RA-ships for Spring 2017. The successful candidates will develop simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) methods and control methods for a Wearable Robotic Object Manipulation Aid (W-ROMA) to assist the visually impaired in locating and grasping a target object. They will also build W-ROMA prototypes and validate the methods by experimenting with the prototypes. The W-ROMA uses an RGB-D camera for SLAM and object detection and a cable-driven mechanism to guide the user’s hand movement.|
The lab currently hosts research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and Arkansas Research Alliance. UALR is a dynamic metropolitan university locating at the state’s capital city, Little Rock. To apply, contact Dr. Cang Ye (firstname.lastname@example.org) with detailed CV and copies of transcript(s), TOEFL and GRE.
General guideline of admission to graduate study is referred to http://ualr.edu/enss/ or http://ualr.edu/integratedcomputing. More information about the lab can be found at http://ualr.edu/cxye/.