Project Officer (Insect Computer Hybrid Robots)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering invites applications for the position of Project Officer. The Project Officer will join the team to develop insect-computer hybrid robots control system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and fabrication of wirelessly controlled sensor-backpack mounting on living insects to (i) electronically stimulate their neurons and muscles to navigate them on demands and (ii) report environmental conditions

  • Develop firmware, algorithm, data structure and user interface for sensor-backpack remote control 

  • Integrate customized algorithm in insect computer hybrid robot operation and test the operation of sensor-backpack on living insect

  • Technical write up and presentation

Job Requirements:

  • BS degree Mechatronics/ Robotics/ Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Engineering

  • Experience in PCB design and fabrication

  • Experience in C/C++ programming for embedded system

  • Experience in real time operating system development

  • Experience in wireless communication (BLE, Sub-Ghz, UWB, etc …) is advantageous

  • Experience in C#, Java, JavaScript, Python is advantageous

  • Knowledge and experience in insect anatomy and physiology is advantageous

  • A team player and technically motivated to solve problems

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

In line with Singapore’s nationwide Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS), employees must be fully vaccinated to return to the workplace, unless certified to be medically ineligible. For Information on VDS, please click here .



The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering invites applications for the position of Project Officer. The Project Officer will join the team to develop insect-computer hybrid robots control system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and fabrication of wirelessly controlled sensor-backpack mounting on living insects to (i) electronically stimulate their neurons and muscles to navigate them on demands and (ii) report environmental conditions

  • Develop firmware, algorithm, data structure and user interface for sensor-backpack remote control 

  • Integrate customized algorithm in insect computer hybrid robot operation and test the operation of sensor-backpack on living insect

  • Technical write up and presentation

Job Requirements:

  • BS degree Mechatronics/ Robotics/ Electrical and Electronics/ Computer Engineering

  • Experience in PCB design and fabrication

  • Experience in C/C++ programming for embedded system

  • Experience in real time operating system development

  • Experience in wireless communication (BLE, Sub-Ghz, UWB, etc …) is advantageous

  • Experience in C#, Java, JavaScript, Python is advantageous

  • Knowledge and experience in insect anatomy and physiology is advantageous

  • A team player and technically motivated to solve problems

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

In line with Singapore’s nationwide Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS), employees must be fully vaccinated to return to the workplace, unless certified to be medically ineligible. For Information on VDS, please click here .


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