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Robotics Intern
Human-Robot Interaction, Hri
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Intern
Desired Skills
C/C++/C#
Adobe Illustrator
Management
Research
Sketch
Python
Writing
Requirements
  • Pursuing MS or PhD degree in Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Robotics, Computer Science, or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ years experience as an academic Human-Robot Interaction researcher
  • Experience with at least one of the following: behavior cloning, reinforcement learning, imitation learning, and related
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative user research, including developing user study materials, IRB application, facilitation and interviewing, management of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and statistical analysis
  • Strong software engineering skills (C++ / Python preferred) and analysis/debugging autonomous robotic systems
  • Experience with deploying and/or field-servicing prototype technologies
  • Experience with writing peer-reviewed conference papers or journal articles as lead author
  • Desire to contribute back to the robotics community with publications and open source code
  • Familiarity with robotic simulators including Drake, Mujoco, Bullet, etc. and/or original ROS or ROS2
  • Passion for seeing robotics help humans and have a real-world, large-scale impact
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in tactile sensing, modeling soft-contact, soft robotics
  • Expertise/Experience in machine learning around user behavioral modeling, adapting to individual user's preference and preference changes over time
  • Knowledge of optimization and sampling based planners for physical, reactive planning and control, trajectory optimization, coordinated whole-body control
  • System integration experience around complex, open-ended, multi-functional projects
  • Comfortable using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Xd, Sketch, or a similar for task flows, wireframes, mockups
Toyota Research Institute

51-200 employees

R&D arm of Toyota
Company Overview
Toyota Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of human life through advances in artificial intelligence, automated driving, robotics, and materials science. They're dedicated to building a world of “mobility for all” where everyone, regardless of age or ability, can live in harmony with technology to enjoy a better life.
Benefits
  • Highly competitive benefits package
  • Robust programs to support the wellbeing, happiness, and health of our people and their families.
  • 401(k) plan including matching and annual profit sharing along with total vacation and holidays totaling 38 days per year.
  • Subsidized commuter benefits and generous employee and vehicle allowances
  • 2 paid days per year to participate in volunteer activities.
  • Maternity Leave program with 10 paid weeks plus baby bonding leave and Milk Stork for traveling moms
  • Baby Bonding Leave–an additional 16 paid weeks–to all new parents, including those who choose to adopt.
  • Back-up child and adult / elder care programs to help everyone thrive
  • WellBeats Virtual Fitness Trainer.
Company Core Values
  • Be Yourself - We bring our full selves to work every day. Our diverse views, history, personality, character, and experiences are invaluable to TRI and Toyota.
  • Respect One Another - We celebrate everyone’s differences, opinions, and perspective. We practice mutual respect and act with integrity.
  • Assume Best Intentions - People are good. We trust and give them the benefit of the doubt. We assume they act the way they do because they believe it’s best for TRI.
  • Think Globally - We don’t work or think in silos. Our work impacts people within TRI, Toyota, and our communities around the world. We always make it about collaboration.
  • Make it Happen - We are proactive, not reactive. We push boundaries because we’re not afraid to fail. We succeed together.
  • Embrace Diversity - We believe diversity makes us stronger, including diversity of ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills, experiences, and knowledge.
  • Always Learn - We believe in constant improvement and advancement of ideas and beliefs. We embrace Hansei and Kaizen. We are on a journey to explore, experiment, and learn together.