Research positions for current students at Duke (both Undergraduate and Master students) are always available.
Backgrounds relate to one of the following fields (but not limited to them) are helpful: ME, CS, EE, DS, Applied Math and Physics.
PhD positions at the General Robotics Lab at Duke University can be applied for either through Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Our lab accepts about 2-3 new PhD students per year.
You are welcome to contact Boyuan Chen directly if you have specific questions about our research, or about how your interests might line up with lab activities and plans. If you send an email, please briefly state your interests and describe any research experience you have. It is always helpful to include links to your CV, PDFs of any reports or publications you have coauthored, and links to videos that show your work.
We provide full financial support for all our PhD students through research assistantships (RAs) and fellowships. We also support and encourage students to apply various sources of scholarships or fellowships that are available to you.
We may have visiting or internship positions depending on our research schedule. Please contact Boyuan Chen to discuss possible options.
We are broadly interested in both the hardware and software development of AI-enabled Robotics which may cover fields like Robot Learning, Computer Vision and Machine Learning in general. We also believe that fundemental AI technologies will assist and enable further progress in the general natural Science domains.
Students in our lab often drive their own research. Specific research themes will be discussed between the student and Boyuan. If any of our previous and ongoing research, or the above domains excite you, it is likely that together we will find a new exciting project for you too.