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  • OR2110: Shared Autonomy for Human-Robot Interaction

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on human-robot interaction (HRI) research. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in HRI, focusing on robotic manipulation, deep learning, probabilistic modeling, or reinforcement learning. Several topics are available for consideration, including Intent Recognition in Multi-Object Scenes, Shared Autonomy, Cooperative Manipulation, Human-Robot Handovers, and Representation Learning for HRI. Experience working with robotics hardware and physics engine simulators like PyBullet, Issac Gym, or Mujoco is preferred. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary, and experience with ROS is a plus. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers, and publication of the relevant results is expected. The start date is flexible, and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics
    • Host: Siddarth Jain
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  • OR2111: Deep Learning for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on deep learning for visual feedback in robotic manipulation. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in deep learning and robotic manipulation. Several topics are available for consideration, including Object Pose Estimation, Goal-driven Grasping, Diffusion policy for Industrial Tasks, and Deformable Object Manipulation. The project requires the development of novel algorithms with implementation and evaluation on a robotic platform. Preferred qualifications include experience working with a physics engine simulator like PyBullet, Isaac Gym, or Mujoco, proficiency in Python programming, and experience with ROS. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers, and publication of relevant results is expected. The start date is flexible, and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and a list of publications in related topics

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics
    • Host: Siddarth Jain
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  • OR2116: Collaborative robotic manipulation

    • MERL is offering a new research internship opportunity in the field of robotic manipulation. The position requires a robotics background, excellent programming skills and experience with Deep RL and Computer Vision. The position is open to graduate students on a PhD track only, and the length of the internship is three months with the possibility of extending if required. The intern is expected to disseminate this research in top tier scientific conferences such as RSS, IROS, ICRA etc., and if applicable, help with filing associated patents. Start and end dates are flexible.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Radu Corcodel
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  • SA2073: Multimodal scene-understanding

    • We are looking for a graduate student interested in helping advance the field of multimodal scene understanding, with a focus on scene understanding using natural language for robot dialog and/or indoor monitoring using a large language model. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models and optimization methods, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. Internships regularly lead to one or more publications in top-tier venues, which can later become part of the intern''s doctoral work. The ideal candidates are senior Ph.D. students with experience in deep learning for audio-visual, signal, and natural language processing. Good programming skills in Python and knowledge of deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch are essential. Multiple positions are available with flexible start date (not just Spring/Summer but throughout 2024) and duration (typically 3-6 months).

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, Speech & Audio
    • Host: Chiori Hori
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  • CV2070: Open-World Object Detection

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated intern to work on an original research project in open-world object detection. A strong background in computer vision and deep learning is required. Experience in the latest advances in object detection, incremental learning, and open-world object detection is an added plus and will be valued. The successful candidate is expected to have published at least one paper in a top-tier computer vision or machine learning venue, such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS or AAAI, and possess solid programming skills in Python and popular deep learning frameworks like Pytorch. The position is available for graduate students on a Ph.D. track. Duration and start dates are flexible but are expected to last for at least 3 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL’s office in Cambridge, MA

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision
    • Host: Mike Jones
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  • CV2088: Implicit Neural Networks for Object Representation & Reconstruction

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated intern to work on an original research project in 3D representation and reconstruction using implicit neural networks. A strong background in 3D computer vision is required. Experience in deep learning will be valued. The successful candidate is expected to have published or submitted at least one paper in a top-tier computer vision venue, such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, and ICML, along with solid programming skills in Python and/or C++. The position is available for graduate students on a Ph.D. track. Duration and start dates are flexible.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision
    • Host: Pedro Miraldo
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  • CV2089: Visual Localization and Mapping

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated intern to work on an original research project on visual localization and mapping. A strong background in 3D computer vision is required. Experience in robot vision and/or deep learning will be valued. The successful candidate is expected to have published at least one paper in a top-tier computer vision or robotics venues, such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICRA, IROS, or RSS, along with solid programming skills in Python and/or C/C++. The position is available for graduate students on a Ph.D. track. Duration and start dates are flexible.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision
    • Host: Pedro Miraldo
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  • CV2119: Conditional Video Generation

    • We seek a highly motivated intern to conduct original research in generative models for conditional video generation. We are interested in applications to various tasks such as video generation from text, images, and diagrams. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers to design and implement new models, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The candidate should be a PhD student (or postdoc) in computer vision and machine learning with a strong publication record including at least one paper in a top-tier computer vision or machine learning venue such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS, AAAI, or TPAMI. Strong programming skills, experience developing and implementing new models in deep learning platforms such as PyTorch, and broad knowledge of machine learning and deep learning methods are expected, including experience in the latest advances in conditional video generation. Start date is flexible; duration should be at least 3 months.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Tim Marks
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  • ST2083: Deep Learning for Radar Perception

    • The Computation Sensing team at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in radar perception. Expertise in deep learning-based object detection, multiple object tracking, data association, and representation learning (detection points, heatmaps, and raw radar waveforms) is required. Previous hands-on experience on open indoor/outdoor radar datasets is a plus. Familiarity with the concept of FMCW, MIMO, and range-Doppler-angle spectrum is an asset. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments with MERL in-house testbed, and prepare results for patents and publication. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Sensing, Computer Vision, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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