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AS2M : "3D printed soft microrobotics: from motion generation paradigm to complex microrobots"

Context :
The proposed thesis work is part of the collaborative research project PNanoBot, supported by the National Research Agency, in which are associated IS2M (Mulhouse),
Femto-ST (Besançon) with two involved departments. PNanoBot intends to address in deep the paradigm of motion generation for micro/nanorobotics purpose with a particular interest to fabrication methods and innovative kinematic design at the considered scale. The proposed paradigm will be different from the one known up to now in [SLY+16, FAN13, NDA16], where micro/nanorobotic manipulation systems are composedof multiple degrees of freedom (DOFs) centimetric high accuracy positioning stages.

Objectives : This PhD project aims at the development of dexterous nanomanipulators which are compact (smaller than 1 mm3), and ensure at least 3 DOF, high precision, and repeatability,
are missing to widespread the use of nanorobotics for nanomaterial characterization, and nano-assembly of complex devices. PNanoBot envisions to bring the workspace to robot volume ratio four times more than the state-of-the-art while maintaining low footprint, multi-degrees of freedom, and keeping robotic performances suitable for micro/nanoscale: a few tens of micrometers range, ten nanometers, and tens rad repeatability.

Profile : We are seeking a highly motivated, a team player, an open mind, and result-oriented candidate.

Contact: 

Please send your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter including research statement and the last year marks in a single PDF file to Kanty Rabenorosoa rkanty@femto-st.fr and Cédric Clévy cclevyy@femto-st.fr

The selection process is ongoing and will last until the position is filled.

+ d'infos :
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AS2M : "Control of Implicit Port Hamiltonian Systems with implicit definition of the energy"

Information : This Ph.D. research will be an essential part of the collaborative research project on Implicit port-Hamiltonian control systems (project IMPACTS ), funded by the French national research agency (ANR-21-CE48-0018), involving the LCIS lab (Valence), FEMTO-ST (Besançon), ISAE-Supaero (Toulouse) and the LAGEPP (Lyon). 

It will be conducted in close cooperation between and under the co-supervision of LAGEPP in Lyon and FEMTO-ST in Besançon with yearly research visits. The
Ph.D. student will also benefit from the European research network on PHS, and more particularly of the French-German Doctoral College “Port-Hamiltonian Systems: Modeling, Numerics and Control”, including graduate schools, workshops and funding for research mobility.

Objective : The aim of this thesis is to develop a novel design of passivity-based control for nonlinear Port Hamiltonian Systems with implicit definition of the Hamiltonian function.

Profile : The candidates should have a MSc in automatic control, control system theory or equivalent and be motivated by a research project Ph.D. in control system theory. Prior knowledge in (port-)Hamiltonian systems, nonlinear control and an experience in numerical method programming will be appreciated. The expected period for the position is (approximately) October, 2022-September, 2025 (in total 36 months).