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  • OR2103: Human Robot Collaboration in Assembly Tasks

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on human-robot-interaction for manipulation and assembly collaborative scenarios. The ideal candidate is a PhD student and should have experience and records in one or multiple of the following areas. 1) Control, estimation and perception for Robotic manipulation 2) Task and Motion Planning 3) Learning from demonstration algorithms applied to robotic manipulation 4) Machine learning techniques for modeling and control as well as regression and classification problems. 5) Experience in working with robotic systems and familiarity with physics engine simulators like Mujoco, Isaac Gym, PyBullet. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, in collaboration with MERL employees, state of the art algorithms to solve complex manipulation tasks that involve human and robot collaborations. Proficiency in Python and ROS are required. The expectation is that the research will lead to one or more scientific publications. The expected duration s 3-4 months, with a flexible starting date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Diego Romeres
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  • OR2196: Visuo-tactile Learning for Dexterous Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on robotic manipulation using visuo-tactile learning. The research will develop robot motor skills for complex, dexterous manipulation using vision and tactile perception. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: manipulation, tactile sensing, Reinforcement Learning, sim-to-real techniques for manipulation, and grasping. Senior PhD students in robotics and engineering with a focus on contact-rich manipulation are encouraged to apply. Prior experience working with physical robotic systems (and vision and tactile sensors) is required as results need to be implemented on a physical hardware. Good coding skills in Python ML libraries like PyTorch etc. is required. A successful internship will result in submission of results to a peer-reviewed robotics journal in collaboration with MERL researchers. The expected duration of internship is 4-5 months with start date in Aug/Sept 2024. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Devesh Jha
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  • CA2182: Motion Planning and Control for Articulated Vehicles

    • MERL is seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated intern to work on motion planning of articulated vehicles. The ideal candidate should have solid backgrounds in established path/motion planning algorithms (A*, D*, graph-search) and optimization-based control for ground and articulated vehicles. Excellent coding skills in MATLAB/Simulink and publication records are necessary. Experience with CasADi and dSPACE is a plus. Ph.D. students in robotics, computer science, control, electrical engineering, or related areas are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is flexible, and the expected duration is about 4-6 months.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA2132: Optimization Algorithms for Motion Planning and Predictive Control

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified individual to work on tailored computational algorithms for optimization-based motion planning and predictive control applications in autonomous systems (vehicles, mobile robots). The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: convex and non-convex optimization, stochastic predictive control (e.g., scenario trees), interaction-aware motion planning, machine learning, learning-based model predictive control, mathematical programs with complementarity constraints (MPCCs), optimal control, and real-time optimization. PhD students in engineering or mathematics, especially with a focus on research related to any of the above topics are encouraged to apply. Publication of relevant results in conference proceedings or journals is expected. Capability of implementing the designs and algorithms in MATLAB/Python is required; coding parts of the algorithms in C/C++ is a plus. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months, and the start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA2131: Collaborative Legged Robots

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in research on control and planning algorithms for legged robots for support activities of and collaboration with humans. The ideal candidate is expected to be working towards a PhD with strong emphasis in robotics control and planning and to have interest and background in as many as possible of: motion planning algorithms, control for legged robot locomotions, legged robots, perception and sensing with multiple sensors, SLAM, vision-based control. Good programming skills in Python or C/C++ are required. The expected start of of the internship is flexible, with duration of 3--6 months.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • SA2181: Autonomous mobile robot data collection

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to collaborate in the collection of data for sensing, planning, and control methods in a robotic test-bed using Turtlebots at MERL. The ideal candidate is enrolled in a Masters/PhD program in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, or related program, with prior experience in motion planning, control, optimization, computer vision, and their application in mobile robots, including experimental validation. The candidate should be proficient in ROS, C/C++, and Python. The expected duration of the internship is 1-2 months, with a flexible start date in early summer to fall.

    • Research Area: Robotics
    • Host: Chiori Hori
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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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