[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics graduate summer intern opportunity at NASA-JPL

Agha, Ali (347F) aliakbar.aghamohammadi at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Mar 13 14:57:54 PDT 2017

NASA-JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, California has multiple openings for 2017 summer internship in the area of integrated perception and motion planning. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency is required for the positions. Positions are limited to PhD students. Master’s students with strong coding skills are also encouraged to apply.

Project titles are:
1) Localization and planning under uncertainty for mobile robots (rovers/copters)
2) Mapping and planning/exploration in unknown environments for flying vehicles
3) Learning-based perception for motion planning
4) Dynamics and control for hybrid aerial/ground vehicles 

The job function includes active participation and contribution to JPL's activities related to robotic autonomy, controls, and computer vision. Activities include: theoretical analysis, software development in C++/ROS/Linux, and submission of technical papers to conferences/journals.

Strong background in at least a few of the following areas is required:
* Motion Planning Under Uncertainty and Belief Space Planning
* MDPs and POMPDs
* Optimization and Real-time Trajectory Generation
* Robot Localization
* Robotic Mapping
* Sampling-based Motion Planning Methods
* Collision Avoidance Algorithms
* Estimation Theory
* Dynamics and Control Theory
* Machine learning for robotic localization/mapping/planning
* Stochastic Differential Equations

Required Skills (vary for different project):
* Solid fundamentals in linear algebra, probability theory, and statistics
* Programming skills in C++/Python
* Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS)
* Comfortable with development in Linux
* Strong written and verbal communications skills

Interested candidates should send their resume, the earliest date of availability (positions are available immediately), and their preferred project (from the above list) to mobility.applicant at jpl.nasa.gov, with email subject [intern-US 2017 summer].

For more information on JPL Robotics, please visit: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www-2Drobotics.jpl.nasa.gov_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5qx64XY51vn0gxyHHY6pj3iotU7kkUTgKazqt8bmGaA&s=coetsAjAukUn8TpwpEIJNJ8ug7uKXLqjtKl-DkL97Gw&e= 

Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi
Robotics Research Technologist
NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech

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