Closed-loop control for a soft robot

October 10th, 2018

Project description

Soft robots are poised to deliver real solutions into tough environments including disaster recovery and maintenance in confined space.  However, they are held back by the lack of modeling and control methodologies.

We are developing a series of soft robots, onto which we will apply closed-loop control.  The student will investigate novel methods of state estimation and rhythm-based control for soft robots, which will be tested in reality.

This is an opportunity for 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 for six months plus 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: Robotics, modelling and mechatronics.

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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