[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research internship positions at Kiva Systems

Joe Romano JRomano at kivasystems.com
Thu Feb 13 06:51:00 PST 2014

Kiva Systems, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, is a game-changing, rapidly-growing, Boston-area robotics and software company that is revolutionizing the way companies move, store, sort, and manage their inventory around the world. The Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System enlists fleets of mobile robots to automate distribution centers, dramatically increasing productivity, flexibility, and throughput by enabling organizations to optimize their operations. Kiva brings the same algorithms that enable businesses to manage their data in the virtual world to the way they manage their inventory in the physical world. Check out our website, www.kivasystems.com<http://www.kivasystems.com>.

Kiva has multiple internships available for the summer of 2014 in the research group. Interns will work with Kiva's research team on a directed project to study or enhance aspects of Kiva's multi-robot fulfillment systems. Candidates will be selected based on technical ability and written and oral communication skills. Research projects will be selected to match the background of the applicant.

The timing of the internship can be adjusted to accommodate school schedules.

Interns will:
    -   Work closely with one of the staff Research Scientists on a directed research project related to the candidates background
    -   Analyze the Kiva system for potential improvements or develop new innovative hardware
    -   Complete a written report at the end of the summer and give a presentation to senior management


Position 1: Algorithms Intern

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
    -   At least one year completed of relevant graduate education
    -   Familiarity with resource allocation in multi-agent systems
    -   Some background in at least one of the areas of: AI, Data Mining, Operations Research, or Multi-robot Algorithms
    -   Some programming skills, preferably Java


Position 2: Robotics Intern

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
    -   At least one year completed of relevant graduate education
    -   Expertise in: Robot design (novel mechanisms and sensors), teleoperation, control systems, autonomous manipulation & planning, or computer vision systems
    -   Experience with: SolidWorks, Matlab, Linux, CentOS/RedHat embedded systems, wireless networks, video streaming
    -   Programming experience in C/C++ or Python


Send qualified resumes to engineeringjobs at kivasystems.com<mailto:engineeringjobs at kivasystems.com> and put your name and the job title (Research Intern) on the subject line.

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