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PhD and Postdoc Positions in Soft Robotics

We have two fully-funded positions at the Center for Soft Robotics at the University of Southern Denmark based in Odense.

PhD student (Soft Robotics & Art, 3 years):
Contact: Jonas Jørgensen (

Postdoc (Soft Robotics, 18 months) :
Contact: Ahmad Rafsanjani (

The deadline for submitting online applications is February 28, 2021.

Jie. Yin's picture

Immediate Postdoc Position in Soft Robotics at NCSU

Applications are invited for an immediate postdoctoral associate opening in the broad area of soft robotics in the Applied Mechanics of Materials Lab of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US.

This project will focus on bioinspired multifunctional high-performance soft robots in manipulation and locomotion.   

Ahmad Rafsanjani's picture

Postdoc Position in Soft Robotics at SDU Biorobotics

The University of Southern Denmark invites applications from qualified doctoral graduates for a 3-year postdoc position in the field of Soft Robotics.

The application deadline is 14th June, 2020 | Apply Online

zichen's picture

Two postdoc positions in solid mechanics/mechanical metamaterials/soft robotics/biomechanics

The Chen lab at Dartmouth is looking for two postdocts in solid mechanics/mechanical metamaterials/soft robotics/biomechanics areas with an expected start date after 7/1/2020.

Markus Henke's picture

2 PhD positions in dielectric elastomers in Dresden, Germany available from June 2020

For my new junior research group "MEiTNER - Multifunctional dielectric elastomer electronics for next generation soft robotics", I am searching for two PhD candidates at TU Dresden. The possitions come with full salary and all German social security. 

ChangyongCao's picture

Postdoc Position in Soft Electronics and Robotics at Michigan State University

The Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics ( at the MSU has one postdoc associate opening in the areas of soft materials and machines. The research work is expected to be highly multi-disciplinary, and the specific topics includes: Smart materials and structures, Soft robotics, Artificial skins; Energy harvesters, Wearable Electronics, Machine Learning, etc. This position is available immediately.

Patrick Onck's picture

PhD position available: "Computational Design of Soft Robots"

I have a vacancy with my colleague Prof. Verstappen at the University of Groningen for a PhD student to work on the computational design of magnetically-driven soft robots (see details in the attached description). Candidates preferably have hands-on experience with finite element development and implementation. If you are interested, please send a CV before March 21 at


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Mini-symposium "3D Micro/Nano-Architectures Based On Low-Dimensional Materials" SES 2020 at Minneapolis

We are excited by organizing a mini-symposium on 3D Micro/Nano-Architectures Based On Low-Dimensional Materials at the coming Society of Engineering Science (SES) 57th Annual Technical Meeting. More details about the mini-symposium are given below. We are posting this announcement to welcome submitting relevant abstracts to our mini-symposium. The submission is now open and more information on abstract submissions can be found on 2020 SES website with a submission deadline of March 17, 2020. Thank you for your contribution and I am looking forward to seeing you at 2020 SES at Minneapolis.

OliverWeeger's picture

Postdoc in computational mechanics & topology optimization at SUTD in Singapore

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions with the Bio-inspired Robotics & Design Laboratory ( at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

The project will investigate modelling, simulation and optimisation of soft robots and structures using computational mechanics.
Research areas include: structural and morphological optimisation and multi-physics optimisation. 

zichen's picture

A Remotely Controlled Transformable Soft Robot Based on Engineered Cardiac Tissue Construct

Many living organisms undergo conspicuous or abrupt changes in body structure, which is often accompanied by a behavioral change. Inspired by the natural metamorphosis, robotic systems can be designed as reconfigurable to be multifunctional. Here, a tissue-engineered transformable robot is developed, which can be remotely controlled to assume different mechanical structures for switching locomotive function.

Zhijian Wang's picture

A light-powered ultralight tensegrity robot with high deformability and load capacity

In our recent work, we construct a hybrid light-powered tensegrity robot composed of both hard and soft materials. The tensegrity robot shows great scalability, deployability, impact-mitigation capability, high load capacity, and can be precisely controlled to move on multiterrains. It is an example of combining interesting structures and interesting actuating materials in soft robotics.

The moving path of tensegrity robot in a maze

Soft wall-climbing robots

Soft wall-climbing robots

Guoying Gu, Jiang Zou, Ruike Zhao, Xuanhe Zhao and Xiangyang Zhu

Science Robotics, 2018, Vol. 3, Issue 25, eaat2874

Osama R. Bilal's picture

No motor, no battery, no problem

New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water

KevinGE's picture

Two postdoc positions at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Our group has postdoctoral position openings supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)-Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre for the projects of design and fabrication of soft robotics, and nano/micro fabrication.

Davide Bigoni's picture

Elastica compass, catapult and soft robot arm

When an elastic rod with a rotating clamp behaves as a deformable compass or as a deformable catapult?

This behaviour depends on the load applied at the free end!!

Enjoy the elastica compass and the elastica catapult at

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A Transparent, Self-Healing, Highly Stretchable Ionic Conductor

Self-healing materials can repair damage caused by mechanical wear, thereby extending lifetime of devices. Here, a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable ionic conductor is presented that autonomously heals after experiencing severe mechanical damage.

A Transparent, Self-Healing, Highly Stretchable Ionic Conductor

Jinxiong Zhou's picture

Soft mobile robots driven by foldable dielectric elastomer actuators

A cantilever beam with elastic hinge pulled antagonistically by two dielectric elastomer (DE) membranes in tension forms a foldable actuator if one DE membrane is subject to a voltage and releases part of tension. Simply placing parallel rigid bars on the prestressed DE membranes results in enhanced actuators working in pure shear state. We report design, analysis, fabrication and experiment of soft mobile robots that are moved by such foldable DE actuators.


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