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Robotic Molecules: Self-repairing and Self-assembling Machine

   Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

About the Project

The goal of this project is to develop a totally new approach for the realization of self-repairable and self-assemble machines. We literally aim at making "living LEGO". Inspired by biomolecules self-assemble into 3D structure, and there are merely 20 types of amino acids (building components), the project will develop robotic molecules that interact and spontaneously form a higher dimensional structure. Likewise other programs in our group, this program addresses the principle, design, and implementation of developed mechanisms.

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Funding Notes

This is a self-funded research project. We require applicants to have either an undergraduate honours degree (2:1) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject from a reputable institution. The project involves practical and/or theoretical activities.
Full details of how to apply can be found at the following link:
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Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive: View Website

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