[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] MAV Navigation/Perception -- Internship at Qualcomm Research

Agha-mohammadi, Ali-akbar aliagha at qti.qualcomm.com
Sat Jan 2 13:54:38 PST 2016

The Qualcomm Research center in San Diego, California, has a few openings for 2016 Summer internship in the area of vision-based autonomous MAV navigation.

Below is the detailed description of this position.

In our group, we work closely with interns and the effort typically generates prototypes, patents, and publications. Students can send their resume toSYSinternships at qualcomm.com<mailto:toSYSinternships at qualcomm.com>, with email subject [Autonomy Group Internship].

Thanks and happy new year!

Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi

Job Title:

Systems Engineering Internships (Roboticist) @ Qualcomm Research (Summer 2016)


The systems department at Qualcomm Research, based in San Diego, is looking for innovative interns for summer 2016 to work on the next generation of robotic systems powered by Qualcomm processors. In addition to world-renowned strengths in wireless connectivity solutions, Qualcomm has invested significantly for years in research and development in computer vision, sensor fusion, visual-inertial odometry, SLAM, 3D reconstruction, scene understanding, mobile object detection/tracking, flight controllers, and robot motion planning. We believe these technologies will propel the next wave of product development in the exciting area of Robotics.

The job function includes active participation and contribution to Qualcomm Research's system engineering activities related to robotics, controls, and computer vision. The successful candidate will work side-by-side with Qualcomm engineers, and will get exposure to industry priorities that are driving research focus today. Activities

include: theoretical analysis, computer-aided analysis, regular active participation in design and review sessions, contributions to Qualcomm's IP portfolio, systems support for implementation of related activities, and submission of technical papers to relevant conferences.

Strong background in at least half of the following areas is required:

* Robot Localization and Mapping

* Real time Computer Vision for mobile robots

* Vision-based 3D reconstruction

* Vision-inertial sensor fusion systems

* Robot motion planning

* Optimization and real-time trajectory generation

* Machine Learning

* Estimation theory

* Control theory

* Flight control

* Collision Avoidance Algorithms

Preferred Skills:

* Solid fundamentals in linear algebra, probability theory, statistics and signal processing

* Demonstrated programming skills in C/C++/Python/Matlab

* Comfortable with Linux computing platforms

* Demonstrated skills in algorithm design

* Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential

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Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi

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