[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] IHMC Robotics: Summer 2020 Internships - Controls, Perception, Planning, Mechanical

Brooke Layton blayton at ihmc.us
Mon Mar 9 12:09:47 PDT 2020


Software Engineering Internships - 2020


Seeking talented summer interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to develop software tools for controlling bipedal and quadruped walking robots and exoskeletons.

We are seeking interns for the following areas:

· Control Communication. Seeking capable engineer for designing software to communicate with a C++ hardware interface using LCM messages called by Java.

· Perception. This includes processing Lidar, stereo vision, localization, object segmentation, and

manipulating point clouds. We are particularly interested in the ability to integrate off-the-shelf hardware into a robotic system with the ability to broadcast image data over wireless communication and ROS messages.

· Controls. Control algorithms for locomotion. This can include balance, optimization, and state

estimation.

· Planning. Valid foot placements, body path planning, foot step planning.


Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related field.

Ideal internship candidate should have the ability to write clean code in Java to the highest standards, have an understanding of advanced object-oriented programming concepts, and have excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills. Applicants must have excellent communication and documentation skills, be self-motivated and function with little micro-management, thriving in both a team and individual environment.

To Apply: Complete the timed Java challenge at HackerRank by going to the following link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://hr.gs/ihmc2019__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eFwRfYf6$ 

Please note that the Java programming challenge is difficult and you will be given up to 16 hours to complete it. The challenge contains some straightforward robotics problems, as well as some more complex programming challenges. The challenge cannot be paused, so only begin it when you are ready and have allotted adequate time and brainpower to complete the challenge. In addition, you will be asked to upload your resume to the site during the challenge.

Once you have completed the Java challenge, we require that you submit a PDF of your CV/resume with filename as LastName_Resume and a one-page cover letter. In addition, we ask that you submit a 1 minute video of you discussing how you solved one of the programming challenges. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate your communication skills. From the HackerRank programming questions you just completed, choose one of the for which you can clearly describe your solution. You can see a sample video at: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://youtu.be/L0UHXVktayw__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eKqvthu5$ 

The video should:

· Introduce yourself (first and last name, etc)

· Include your talking about your solution to one of the programming challenges

· Be 1 minute (+/- 15 seconds) in length

· Have clear audio


Email your application to: robotjobs at ihmc.us<mailto:robotjobs at ihmc.us> The subject of the email must be: 2020 Software Internship - YourLastName Include the following items as attachments in the email: Current resume in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_Resume.pdf” Cover letter in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_CoverLetter.pdf”. In the cover letter, include the following items:

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Dates you are available for an internship. Note you must be available full time.
     *
Describe your relevant software engineering experience.
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Discuss why you are interested in an internship at IHMC.
     *
Provide link (URL) to your YouTube video.
     *
Provide email and phone number for three (3) professional references.


Your score on the Java programming challenge will be factored into your application and is required to apply for this position. Team IHMC develops almost exclusively in Java and therefore new team members must be effective Java programmers. If you are proficient in other programming languages and wish to learn Java, we recommend reading “Thinking in Java” by Bruce Eckel, and installing the Eclipse IDE to quickly get up and running. If you want to practice on programming similar programming challenges, before trying the IHMC challenge, we suggest getting an account at HackerRank and trying out some of their warmup challenges at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hackerrank.com/categories/algorithms/warmup__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eAu7kF2C$ 

This summer internship is for a full-time, paid position in Pensacola, Florida. You must be available every day during regular work hours, for a minimum of 9 weeks and be authorized to work in the United States.

Updates to this announcement may appear at robots.ihmc.us/jobs<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://robots.ihmc.us/jobs__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eIvR8R5Z$ >

Questions: robotjobs at ihmc.us<mailto:robotjobs at ihmc.us>

Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline: April 8, 2020


IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Mechanical Engineering Internships - 2020


Seeking talented summer interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to design, fabricate, and assemble parts for walking robots and exoskeletons. Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering or related field. Ideal internship candidate should have significant design and fabrication experience of robotic systems. Knowledge of Onshape (or a similar 3D CAD package) is required. Basic knowledge of fasteners and bearings is required. Experience in rapid prototyping and manufacturing of composite parts is a plus. Applicants will work closely with others in a small team, and excellent communication and documentation skills are required.


This summer internship is for a full-time, paid position in Pensacola, Florida. You must be available every day during regular work hours, for a minimum of 9 weeks and be authorized to work in the United States.


As part of the application, we require that you provide a link (unlisted or public) to a YouTube video of you talking about one of your mechanical designs. You can see a sample video at: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://youtu.be/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eLy-byLE$  iazm1KD5qoQ. This video should highlight your communication skills as well as show your design. You are not required to show yourself in the video. The video should:

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Include your talking about your project,
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Be 1 minute (+/- 15 seconds) in length,
     *
Show your design, either actual or on computer screen,
     *
Have clear audio.


To Apply: Please follow these instructions carefully. Your ability to follow the instructions and provide all of the documents in the requested format will be part of your evaluation. Any application not following the instructions will be returned.


Email your application to: robotjobs at ihmc.us<mailto:robotjobs at ihmc.us> The subject of the email must be: 2020 ME Internship - YourLastName Include the following items as attachments in the email:

Current resume in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_Resume.pdf”

Cover letter in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_CoverLetter.pdf”.

In the cover letter, include the following items:

     *
Dates you are available for an internship. Note you must be available full time.
     *
Describe your relevant mechanical design experience.
     *
Discuss why you are interested in an internship at IHMC.
     *
Provide link (URL) to your YouTube video.
     *
Provide email and phone number for three (3) professional references.


For example, the subject line of an email application for John Smith would be: 2020 ME Internship – Smith. His resume file would be titled: Smith_Resume.pdf. His cover letter file would be titled: Smith_CoverLetter.pdf.


Updates to this announcement may appear at robots.ihmc.us/jobs<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://robots.ihmc.us/jobs__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eIvR8R5Z$ >


Questions: robotjobs at ihmc.us<mailto:robotjobs at ihmc.us>

Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline: April 8, 2020


IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Drone Developer Internship for Human-Machine Teaming

IHMC is seeking a hardware and software intern to assist with projects related to multi-drone teams. The role would involve development of custom drone hardware and algorithms that support execution of individual and coordinated drone behaviors.

The ideal candidate would have proficiency with Java, C++ and C#. They should be competent with drone control algorithms and development of automated behaviors. They should also be comfortable with Git and software development within a team. They should understand drone hardware and be capable of assembling custom drone hardware and the associated electronics associated with drone’s propulsion, control and sensing. Additional skills that would be useful include knowledge of automated planning, localization, simulation and machine-machine teaming.

The candidate must work well within a team of developers. They should have good speaking and writing skills and be able to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly. The candidate should also be self-motivated, should be able to solve challenges without significant assistance, and should pro-actively seek to help the rest of the IHMC team reach their goals.

Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related field. This summer internship is for a full-time, paid position in Pensacola, Florida. You must be available every day during regular work hours, for a minimum of 9 weeks and be authorized to work in the United States.

To Apply: Email your application to: robotjobs at ihmc.us<mailto:robotjobs at ihmc.us> The subject of the email must be: Drone Developer Internship - YourLastName. Include the following items as attachments in the email:

  1.
Current resume in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_Resume.pdf”
  2.
Cover letter in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_CoverLetter.pdf”.

In the cover letter, include the following items:

     *
Describe your relevant experience.
     *
Discuss why you are interested in a position at IHMC.
     *
Provide email and phone number for three (3) professional references.

Updates to this announcement may appear at robots.ihmc.us/jobs<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://robots.ihmc.us/jobs__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4i8DNTuNzAfCH_TDOWaABiGyb-HIVpQoh6bE8Wkd_R2M89exfuzCEvjcrAqRVeQ3eIvR8R5Z$ >

Questions: robotjobs at ihmc.us<mailto:robotjobs at ihmc.us>

Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline: April 8, 2020


IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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