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Qualified applicants for MERL internships are individuals who have or can obtain full authorization to work in the U.S. and do not require export licenses to receive information about the projects they will be exposed to at MERL. The U.S. government prohibits the release of information without an export license to citizens of several countries, including, without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria (Country Groups E:1 and E:2 of Part 740, Supplement 1, of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations).

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • ME1102: Makerspace Lead Technician

    • Part-time (~20 hours/week) Mechatronics Makerspace Lead Technician: ability to use CAD/CAM tools to design and fabricate mechatronic devices (both mechanicals and PCB circuitry) on a variety of CNC machines in our facility, train and assist research staff who need to do the same, and keep our hardware lab stocked and organized.

    • Research Area: Mechatronics
    • Host: Jay Thornton
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  • ME1115: Autonomous vehicle path planning and control design and experiments

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to work with MERL staff on path planning and predictive control for autonomous vehicles. The candidate is expected to design, implement and test the algorithms in a multi-vehicle testbench with car-like robots. The candidate should have solid background in ROS, C++, and numerical algorithms. Previous experience of experimental work with robot testbenches (UGV, UAV, UUV) is highly desired. Background on model predictive control, sampling-based planning methods, and particle filtering is a plus. Publication of the results produced during the internship is anticipated. Duration of the internship is expected to be 3 to 6 months, with potential of extension. Expected start of the position is December 2017-January 2017, but dates are flexible. The position is open to (experienced) Master students, holder of MSc, and PhD students

    • Research Area: Mechatronics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • ME1108: MPC for heating ventilation and air conditioning HVAC

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to conduct research on model predictive control for HVAC systems. The ideal candidate should have a solid background in model predictive control, constrained control, and/or optimization. PhD students in engineering, operation research, or mathematics with focus on control are encouraged to apply. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers in developing algorithms for controlling systems subject to state and input constraints. Start date for this internship is fall 2017 and the expected duration is approximately 3-6 months.

    • Research Area: Mechatronics
    • Host: Claus Danielson
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  • ME1022: Advanced MPC technologies

    • MERL is looking for highly motivated individuals to work on developing and implementing high speed optimization algorithms for model predictive control applications. Successful candidates will collaborate with MERL researchers to develop, analyze, and implement optimization algorithms on highly parallel and reconfigurable embedded target hardware. The ideal candidate is a MS or Ph.D. student with experience in model predictive control, optimization algorithms, and GPU and FPGA programming. Proficiency in C/C++ programming, specifically using CUDA and openCL, is required. Experience using openCL to program FPGAs is preferred. Experience with algorithm development in Matlab is preferred. Experience with real time systems is a plus. Publication of relevant results in conference proceedings and journals is expected. The duration of the internship is 3-6 months. Start date is flexible between January and July 2017.

    • Research Area: Mechatronics
    • Host: Bram Goldsmith
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