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Intern on IHMC DARPA-Robotics-Challenge Team


We are seeking motivated talented students who wish to take the Spring and Summer 2013 semesters off from their studies to be part of the IHMC DARPA Robotics Challenge Team. The successful Intern will be a key member of the team and contribute to critical path humanoid mobility and manipulation software development along with the other team members. Our software is developed in Java and we utilize many of the practices advocated by the Extreme Programming community.

Minimum requirements for the successful candidate:

  • Bachelor¿s or Master¿s degree in related field, focused on planning algorithms
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Experienced and proficient in Java

    • Design, implement, test and maintain various planning algorithm software packages in Java for supporting rotorcraft trajectories. Integrate algorithms into a project involving rotorcraft trajectories. Work independently as well as part of a team. It is preferred for the applicant to live and work in Pensacola, FL. However, exceptional candidates that live near NASA Ames may be accepted, provided they can visit Pensacola for 1-2 week periods occasionally to coordinate.

      To Apply: Create an account at http://interviewstreet.com and attempt some of their challenges, implementing your solution in Java. Email the following to robotjobs@ihmc.us with the subject line DRC Intern 2012:

      1. Names of the Interview Street challenges that you were able to solve.
      2. Resume.
      3. Dates of availability.
        1. Practice Description

          Application Deadline: Open until filled

          IHMC is an EEO/AA Employer

          Client Description

          IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.

          Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive or perceptual prostheses, much as eyeglasses are a sort of ocular prosthesis. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify them.

          Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.

          IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.

          Location Description

          Location: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL or near NASA Ames Facility.

Opportunity Details

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