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IHMC Robotics Summer 2021 Internship Opportunities – Apply by 4/2

Mechanical Engineering Internships: 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. 


Software Engineering Internships: 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.

Electrical Engineering Internships: Seeking talented interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to design circuit boards, fabricate wiring harnesses, wire robots, and test electrical circuits for walking robots and exoskeletons. Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical engineering or related field. Knowledge of electrical circuits and some proficiency in a design software such as Altium, EagleCAD, or ORCAD is required. We are looking for applicants who have some experience taking schematics through to production. Knowledge of mechatronics systems, sensors, motors, power supplies, and any electrical component related to robotic system is a plus. Applicants will work closely with others in a small team, and excellent communication and documentation skills are required.


TO APPLY: see application instructions at robots.ihmc.us/jobs. Each internship has different application instructions.

These opportunities are for a full-time, paid internship positions in sunny 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

Questions: robotjobs@ihmc.us 

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

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021