Robotic Locomotion and Whole Body Manipulation
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opporuntitiy: Robotic Locomotion and Whole Body Manipulation ARL is pursuing research to increase the dynamic mobility in autonomous robotics platforms to enable agile traversal of complex environments. Physics-based multi-bodied models are used to construct simulations which aid the development of control authorities and fundamental understanding of the dynamics that govern the robotic system. These controls are transitioned to physical platforms where verification and refined tuning are demonstrated. Iterations between the model and physical platform are continued to further expand and improve performance and efficiency. These techniques are used across multiple platforms such as legged robotics and other high degree of freedom limbed systems. The candidate should be aware of techniques for validation and verification of simulations through experiments. Please note that U.S. Citizenship is required for this project. Keywords: Legged robotics, gait development, control, simulation, design, Manipulation, modeling, Robotic platforms

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