Internship: Control for Precise Robotic Assembly

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · MP · 1351 expand job description ↓


MERL seeks a highly motivated intern to perform research on advanced dynamic modeling and control of high-precision robotic assembly. The research will involve developing new model-based algorithms for control of contact and collisions that occur during assembly operations, specifically using a new type of low-mass, programmable-impedance, direct-drive delta robot with integrated touch sensing. Ph.D. students with knowledge and expertise in control theory and robotics, working knowledge of Matlab and C programming, and with experience and interest in conducting experimental research are encouraged to apply. Publication of results is expected in both leading conferences and journals. The internship is expected to be 3-6 months in duration, preferably in the fall or winter, 2019.

Research Areas: Control, Robotics

Contact: Scott Bortoff

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