International collaboration to lead robotics development
A new PhD training initiative has just been launched between the University of Auckland and the University of Stuttgart. The aim is to educate a new generation of digital engineering doctoral students at the University of Auckland and the University of Stuttgart in areas including simulation technology, computer modelling, sensor technology, and robotics and control engineering.
The interaction of rigid robots with easy-to-deform materials is challenging even independent of its applications in functions such as the field of developing and designing exoskeletons, fully automatic apple pickers, or meat cutting devices.
The new IRTG (International Research Training Group) between Auckland and Stuttgart will train 20 PhD researchers for the first phase of 4 years (2017-2021), 10 at each side, jointly supervised by academics from both universities. At Auckland, 10 professors and academics from the Faculty of Engineering (including members of CARES) and Auckland Bioengineering Institute will take part in the IRTG. To read more: