[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics research internships/co-op positions at Vecna Robotics

Shawn Schaffert shawn.schaffert at vecna.com
Tue Mar 25 14:23:17 PDT 2014


Vecna Robotics has openings for several intern and Co-op positions in 
manipulation, controls, vision, and task planning as described below.


* Manipulation and Controls Intern/Co-op *

We are looking for an intern or co-op to work on a project developing 
(multi-sensor) kinematic/dynamic parameter estimation techniques for 
robotic arms.

Desired Qualifications:
  - Currently pursuing MS/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical 
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent engineering field 
with a focus on robotics
  - Working understanding of robot kinematics and dynamics
  - Experience in control and optimization
  - Proficient in Python and C/C++ development
  - Proficient in a Linux environment
  - Experience with ROS/MoveIt!
  - Experience with computer vision is a plus
  - Experience with real world robotic arms is a plus


* Task planning Intern/Co-op *

We are looking for an intern or co-op to work on a project developing 
task planning and scheduling techniques for coordinating teams of 
autonomous robots.

Desired Qualifications:
   - Currently pursuing MS/PhD in Computer Science or engineering field 
with a focus on robotics
   - Experience with task planning and scheduling algorithms
   - Strong programming skills in C/C++ and Java
   - Proficient in a Linux environment
   - Experience with ROS
   - Experience with real robots is a plus


* Computer Vision Intern/Co-op *

We are looking for an intern or co-op to work on computer vision 
techniques for robot navigation and obstacle avoidance.

Desired Qualifications:
  - Currently pursuing PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, 
Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent engineering field with a focus on 
robotics
  - Strong background in computer vision, image processing, and related 
fields
  - Hands-on experience in computer vision especially in 3D 
reconstruction, camera pose estimation, 2D and 3D tracking, and object 
recognition
  - Proficient with C/C++ and computer vision libraries (OpenCV)
  - Proficient in a Linux environment
  - Experience with ROS
  - Preferably have experience in research projects that published in 
top venues (ICCV/CVPR/ECCV/ISMAR/VR, etc)
  - Preferably have experience in real-time computer vision systems


Interested candidates should apply online at 
http://www.vecna.com/careers?m_id=1017605 to the "Robotics Graduate 
Student Internship/Co-op" job opening. Please indicate for which project 
you would like to be considered.

Please do not reply to me directly, I cannot respond to individual 
requests. General questions can be sent to recruiting at vecna.com.


-- 
Shawn Schaffert, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
617.682.4689
shawn.schaffert at vecna.com

Cambridge Research Laboratory
Vecna Technologies, Inc.
36 Cambridgepark Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 864-0636
Fax: (617) 864-0638
http://vecna.com/robotics

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