Generating bespoke robot components

October 10th, 2018

Project description

CSIRO’s robots are expected to survive and thrive in difficult environmental conditions.  As part of this effort, we have previously demonstrated an algorithm that learns useful leg shapes for our 6-legged robots.

The legs are simulated in a high-veracity environment simulator and can be easily printed off on our 3D printers.

We need a motivated student to help the investigation into how we can improve the quality of our simulations to generate legs, and how we can validate our experimental results using hardware test rigs.

This is an opportunity for undergraduate or Masters students required to complete a placement or Thesis Project as a component of their tertiary study to immerse themselves in an innovative environment to gain valuable skills and experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

This placement is from six to nine months in duration and it will provide you with access to our leading scientists and mentors, real-life experience working in the robotics area while completing a component of your tertiary study.

Requirements and eligibility

We expect to see a record of a satisfactory academic standard, and if applications are from overseas, be assured that students have sufficient funds to cover their travel and living costs whilst in Australia. It is recommended that international applicants view the Australian Government website ‘Study in Australia’.

Required skills: Programming (C++, Python), simulation and modeling.  Mechatronics knowledge will be a bonus.

How to apply

Industrial internships are not part of a formal program so to apply please contact Dr David Howard via to discuss your interest.

Please supply the following information and documentation at time of contact for your application to be considered:

  • a current c.v.
  • details of grades or an academic transcript
  • the degree you are enrolled in
  • number of years completed


Dr David Howard via

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