Robotics Intern- Summer 2020- ATAS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

This is the 6th year that the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Division seeks a Robotics Summer Intern. This is a minimum 7-week program starting June 8 (earlier start date possible as long as employment period overlaps 7-week period starting June 8). This years project involves designing custom software services to be used in a general toolbox for the dexterous control of grasping and manipulation for manufacturing with a robotic arm. What is dexterous grasping and manipulation? It is the ability to have a robot arm pick up objects and use them in simple tasks. For example, grasping a round/square peg and placing it in a hole or connecting a USB plug to a socket. Programming a robot to perform such tasks is often a time consuming and difficult task. We will be developing custom software services under the Robot Operating System that perform simple robotic skills that can be composed together in an intuitive way to create complex behaviors. Under this position, the Undergraduate intern will be working with GTRI fulltime staff and will be leading a talented high-school team. This provides an opportunity to work in a challenging technical area and to obtain experience in team management. The summer culminates with a final presentation at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to the teams family and friends. This student should be able to work in a group setting to develop and implement various algorithms for robotic planning, vision, and control. Tasks will include items such as background research, programming, debugging, and testing.

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  •  Experience in C++, Python, or JavaScript

Preferred Qualifications

  • Task / team leadership experience
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Familiarity with Linux and open source tools
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to non-technical personnel

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required


Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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