RoMeLa is a unique laboratory dedicated to advancing robotics through research and education, where graduate and undergraduate students, post docs and visiting researchers all work closely together as a team. Due to extreme demand from students who wish to join and limited available space and resources, we can only accept a small amount of students every semester. Please read below if interested in being part of the team.
Every year, we have one or two visiting scholars join RoMeLa, mostly from other countries. They work closely with our students and participate on ongoing projects, or work on new projects they wish to pursue as long as there is a good fit with RoMeLa’s research interests. We can provide a desk in a shared office and access to most lab equipment and materials. There are no specific deliverables (except for special cases) but at least a journal publication with RoMeLa is expected. We value those who want to make the most out of their time during their visit here. Note that Blacksburg is in a relatively remote location, so if you consider joining us as a vacation, you might be disappointed. But if you look forward to contributing to RoMeLa and joining our excellent group for doing research, you will immensely enjoy your tenure here with us. Normally no financial support is available for visiting scholars. Please contact Dr. Hong directly for availability and to discuss potential collaboration.
We normally have very limited funding and positions for postdoctoral scholars unless there is a specific need in a particular area for a funded research project. Such opportunities will not be posted here, thus directly contact Dr. Hong for availability. If self-supported, please clearly state so, as this may open up opportunities.