Robotics & Vision Intern

Short Description

iRobot is looking for Robotics & Vision Intern who will manage enhancement of the current object recognition algorithm by the inclusion of alternative visual cues such as color or shape.

Job Description

Responsibilities:
  • Comparison and bench-marking of the state-of-the-art feature detectors and descriptors for object recognition.
  • Enhancement of the current object recognition algorithm by the inclusion of alternative visual cues such as color or shape.
  • Development of clustering techniques for efficient storage and retrieval of feature points.
  • Evaluation and implementation of the state-of-the-art object class recognition algorithms.
  • Evaluation of the latest classification algorithms based on convolutional neural network or deep networks.
  • Implementation of algorithms on cloud-enabled platforms.
  • Evaluation and implementation of the state-of-the-art RGBD recognition algorithms.
  • Development of fusion algorithms for a variety of sensors (cameras, IMU, odometry)
  • Development of robot navigation primitives for path planning, obstacle avoidance, and visual serving.
  • Development of SLAM systems using information from a variety of sensors (cameras, RGBD, IMU, odometry).
  • Prototype, interface, and integrate alternative sensors (e.g., inertial motion sensors, dead-reckoning sensors, RGBD cameras) into novel robot assemblies.

Qualifications:
  • 3rd or 4th year BS student or graduate student.
  • Excellent mathematical background, with solid foundation in probability theory, systems theory, multivariate calculus, nonlinear optimization.
  • Proficient in C/C++ and Matlab (or Python), with good documentation and code organization habits.
  • Experience with pattern recognition and computer vision a definite plus.
  • Experience with robotics and control systems a definite plus.
  • Creative and independent thinker, willing to take on challenges and learn new fields.
  • Work well in a fast-paced, small team environment.

Robotics & Vision Intern
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We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 15 million robots and employ more than 500 of the robot industries best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.

We also have offices in California, United Kingdom, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Our corporate headquarters is located in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers
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