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.