[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] SRI Robotics is looking for Software/Research interns

Sachin Chitta robot.moveit at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 14:49:36 PST 2014


The Robotics group at SRI International is looking for software/research
interns for multiple projects:


*Machine learning and controls research intern: *We are looking for an
intern (STARTING IMMEDIATELY) to work on a project for learning complex
manipulation tasks. The intern will be part of a team integrating machine
learning, control and perception to allow a robot to learn and execute new
tasks. This is a research internship with the opportunity to interact with
a world-class team and develop cutting edge technology and algorithms.

Desired Qualifications:
 - currently pursuing MS/PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering or related fields with a focus on Robotics
 - strong background and practical experience in learning from
demonstration for robotics
 - experience integrating machine learning, control and perception
 - experience integrating and implementing on real hardware is a strong plus
 - experience with force control is a plus
 - experience with MoveIt!/OpenCV/ROS/PCL
 - good programming experience in C++/Python


*Motion planning research intern:*
We are looking for an intern to work on a project for developing new motion
planning capabilities for robots working along side people. The project
aims to develop new techniques for representing and incorporating soft
constraints into motion planners. All development will be carried out in
MoveIt! and OMPL. The intern will have an opportunity to collaborate with a
world-class team that has been at the forefront of motion planning research
and were responsible for developing MoveIt! and OMPL.

Desired Qualifications:
 - currently pursuing MS/PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering or related fields with a focus on Robotics
 - background in motion planning and robotics is required
 - experience with MoveIt!, OMPL, ROS
 - experience with motion planning on real robots using perception is a plus
 - experience with 3D perception and associated libraries (e.g. PCL) with
live sensor data is a plus
 - good programming experience in C++/Python

*Locomotion and controls research intern:*
We are looking for an intern to work on developing advanced locomotion and
manipulation controllers for humanoid robots. The intern will be part of a
team building advanced capabilities and software for humanoid control.

Desired Qualifications:
 - currently pursuing MS/PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering or related fields with a focus on Robotics
 - strong background and practical experience in developing real-time
locomotion and manipulation controllers
 - experience integrating and implementing on real hardware is a must
 - experience with system identification, signal processing
 - experience with controller development in Simulink/Matlab is a plus
 - experience developing with a RTOS is a plus
 - experience with ROS/ROS-Control/MoveIt! is a strong plus
 - good programming experience in C++

If you are interested in any of these positions, please apply directly
through the SRI Careers website http://www.sri.com/careers/ (look for the
general Robotics Student Associate/Intern posting - 95BR). Please also send
me an email at robot.moveit at gmail.com with a single PDF document containing
your CV, links to projects you have done and also links to (open-source)
code that you have developed. All internships will be carried out at the
Menlo Park, CA location. SRI International is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Best Regards,
Sachin


Sachin Chitta
Associate Director
Robotics Systems and Software
SRI International
http://moveit.ros.org
http://www.sachinchitta.org


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