Calls are open for a Master fellowship within the framework of the Kraken-Ocean project. The fellowship will be within the area of Control, Automation and Industrial Informatics. To be eligible for the call, applicants must have a Masters degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, a knowledge of finite element modelling software, MATLAB and C++. They must also possess considerable research or academic experience in the Control, Automation and Industrial Informatics sector.
The main goal of the project is to deliver a viable robotic arm to be used underwater with an observation/intermediate class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The fellow will be in charge of the Robotic arm mechanical design, including electric and electronics components selection, manufacturing and motor compartment marinization. These tasks will involve the mechanical design and adaptation for subsea applications, design of the electric layout,acquisition of components, manufacturing, integration with the other components of the Kraken system and experimental validation.
The fellowship will last for 6 months in total, and is expected to begin in April 2018. The fellowship can be renewed up to a maximum of 24 months.