We are looking for a few good interns for our DARPA Robotics Challenge team for Summer 2014. Our lab is built on clever interns from around the world who are creative, take initiative, and work well in an open team environment. If you're up for the challenge, info on how to apply is below. If you're not up for the challenge but know someone who is, feel free to share!


IHMC Robotics  - DARPA Robotics Challenge Summer 2014 Internships

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in sunny Pensacola, Florida is looking to hire new team members for its DARPA Robotics Challenge team. Team IHMC was the second place finisher in DARPA’s Robotics Challenge Trials, held in December, 2013.  We are now in the Final phase of the DRC, which involves improving the performance of the Boston Dynamics Atlas humanoid robot in the series of real world challenges in a disaster response scenario. We are looking to hire several talented, motivated, and competitive individuals for a variety of engineering positions to help IHMC continue its success in this program.

Starting Date: Summer, 2014
Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL
Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Internships are available for students that are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, and looking to take some time off from classes, or time off between degrees to work on an exciting project. Ideal candidate should have the ability to write clean code in Java to the highest standards, have an understanding of advanced level object-oriented programming concepts, and have excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Applicants should have knowledge of standard control theory, robot kinematics, dynamics, and control concepts. Applicants must have excellent communication and documentation skills, thriving in both a team and individual environment.
To Apply:  Complete the intense, timed, Java challenge at Interview Street by going to the following link:
Please note that the Java programming challenge is difficult and you will be given up to 16 hours to complete it. The challenge contains some straightforward robotics problems, as well as some more complex programming challenges. The test cannot be paused, so only begin the test when you are ready and have allotted adequate time and brainpower to complete the challenge.
Your score on the Java programming challenge will be factored into your application and is required to apply for this position. Team IHMC develops almost exclusively in Java and therefore new team members must be effective Java programmers. If you are proficient in other programming languages and wish to learn Java, we recommend reading “Thinking in Java” by Bruce Eckel, and installing the Eclipse IDE to quickly get up and running.
Updates to this announcement may appear at http://www.ihmc.us/robotjobs.
Information about IHMC’s DRC Team: http://robots.ihmc.us/drc/
Questions: robotjobs@ihmc.us

This job posting will be active until March 30, 2014.
IHMC is an AA/EEO Employer.

AuthorBrooke Layton