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Summer Internship at MBARI — Applications due February 7th, 2022

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is now accepting applications for its 2022 (paid) summer internship! (June 6th—August 12)

If you are interested in getting hands-on experience with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), developing underwater simulation tools, and working closely with a team of robotics and simulation experts from MBARI and Open Robotics, please read on!

MBARI is a California-based non-profit organization leading scientific research and technology development for ocean research and exploration. MBARI currently has an ongoing project in close collaboration with Open Robotics to develop a multi-robot simulation environment for its fleet of Long-Range AUVs — we are seeking qualified candidates to join our team under the following intern project:

Multi Long-Range AUV Simulation Environment
Traditional ship-based methods for ocean observation are nowadays giving way to fleets of autonomous vessels that work collaboratively to capture meaningful and persistent information about the marine environment in locations and over periods never before possible. Alongside our growing fleet of AUVs, MBARI is developing tools for designing and validating next-generation robotic applications to help scale up autonomous operations and advance the ocean research they enable.

We invite you to join an interdisciplinary team of robotics and simulation experts at MBARI and Open Robotics and create simulation tools and models in Ignition to support rapid prototyping and testing algorithms and control software for multi-AUV applications. Under this project, you’ll have an opportunity to put your software engineering and computer science skills to practice, develop new multi-AUV applications for ocean exploration in a simulated environment, and deploy your final products to MBARI’s fleet of Long-Range AUVs for testing at sea. A software engineering/computer science background is preferred. Experience developing simulation tools in Gazebo/Ignition would be a plus.

Applications are due on February 7th, 2022. Additional application info is here: MBARI Summer Internship Program Supplemental Application Information - MBARI

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