Recently, soft matter manipulation is increasingly attracting attention due to the commercial significance of products that are complex mixtures of components in many application fields such as, soft macro/micro-robotics, water collection, medical diagnostics, and drug delivery.

The future M.Sc. thesis worker will work on the development of a robotic system including hardware and software dedicated to the manipulation of the gel-like substance.  The objective is to manipulate a gel-like substance through shape forming using visual servoing.

The position on intelligent robotic gel-like manipulation and  threading   is opened for Robotic Instruments group ( at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation in Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The position is available from summer 2021 May/June-August.  Upon completion of the work and based on the quality of the applicant, the candidate can potentially continue as a M.Sc. thesis worker.

The salary is based on the university salary scheme. 

Requirements and details

As a successful applicant you should be highly motivated in developing practical systems and have a background in one or several of the following fields: robotics and automation, automation software, software engineering, or closely related fields. The applicant is expected to have strong programming skills, hands-on experience and willing to work with robotics and mechatronic systems. Previous experience in one or some of the following areas is appreciated: 

–          Software design (e.g., C++/C#, Matlab, Python)
–          Mechatronic design and measurements
–          Visual serving 

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by 31.1.2021 using the “Apply now!” link below.

Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • CV
  • Official transcripts or degree certificate 

All applications should be submitted using the online application system of Aalto University. Email applications will NOT be considered. For further information, please contact Dr. Houari Bettahar ( .

Supervisor: Prof. Quan Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Houari BettaharInterested?

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