Bioinspired Robotics

Title 
Bioinspired Robotics
Institution 
University of Maryland
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
College Park
State 
MD
Field 
Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering
Start Date 
6/4/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/16/18
Description 
The Maryland Robotics Center, with support from the National Science Foundation, is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the area of bioinspired robotics. Bioinspired robots—defined as robots that are inspired by natural systems such as insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles—have the potential to significantly enable or enhance capabilities in manufacturing, health care, reconnaissance, exploration, food safety, and search and rescue. Because of their unique design, bioinspired robotics offer a truly interdisciplinary systems research challenge that encompasses biology, materials, mechanical design, control, sensors and actuators, power, electronics, and computer science among other topics.
Qualifications 
US citizens or permanent residents only
Contact 
Hugh A. Bruck
URL 
http://bioinspired.umd.edu/reu
Email 
bruck@umd.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
limited