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Rising to the challenges of COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has impacted every aspect of life-how we live, work, and interact. At MERL, we are committed to maintaining our internship program through these challenging times.

MERL continues to actively seek candidates for research internships -- some of the posted positions are immediately available, while others target the summer of 2021. Please consider applying for positions of interest. Our researchers will follow up to schedule an interview by phone or video conference for qualified candidates.

Due to the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, our current internships are mostly remote. Next summer we hope the situation will be better and our internships will be at MERL, but if it is not, most internships will continue to be remote. However, some of the internships require onsite work. Please check for any specific requirements for onsite work in the job description.


  • CA1520: Autonomous Vehicles: Perception, Planning, and Control

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in the development of algorithms for planning and control of autonomous vehicles. The potential subjects include high level decision making using formal methods and set-based control, coordination or perception and control strategies to improve environment knowledge while achieving a goal, and distributed control for multi-vehicle systems. The ideal candidate is expected to be working towards a PhD with strong emphasis in control or planning algorithms, and to have interest and background in as many as possible among: motion planning, predictive control, perception and object detection optimization, machine learning for vehicle prediction, autonomous vehicles. Good programming skills in MATLAB, Python or C/C++ are required. The expected duration of the internship is in the Spring of 2021, for a duration of 3-6 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Control, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1531: Learning-based multi-agent motion planning

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to research multi-agent motion planning by combining optimization-based methods with machine learning. The ideal candidate is enrolled in a PhD program in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or related program, with prior experience in multi-agent motion planning, machine learning (especially supervised, reinforcement, and safe ML), and convex and non-convex optimization. A successful internship will result in innovative methods for multiagent planning, in the development of well-documented (Python/MATLAB) code for validating the proposed methods, and in the submission of relevant results for publication in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and journals. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date in the Spring/Summer 2021. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Abraham P. Vinod
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  • CA1521: Coordinated Perception and Control for Autonomous Systems

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in the development of algorithms for coordinating control and perception in autonomous systems. The overall objective is to determine the sensing strategy together with the motion/control strategy to effectively achieve a control goal while managing the risk due to the environment uncertainty. The ideal candidate is expected to be working towards a PhD with strong emphasis in control or planning algorithms, and to have interest and background in as many as possible among: predictive control, stochastic tubes, scenario-based stochastic optimization, uncertainty and risk representation, machine learning and motion planning algorithms. Good programming skills in MATLAB and/or Python, are required. The expected duration of the internship is in the Spring of 2021, for a duration of 3-6 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Control, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1530: Hybrid Control of Cyberphysical Systems

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in the development of hybrid control algorithms for cyberphysical system. The potential subjects include formal methods for control synthesis, control barrier-functions, stabilizing control for hybrid dynamical systems, and optimal control of hybrid dynamics. The ideal candidate is expected to be working towards a PhD with strong emphasis in control theory, and to have interest and background in as many as possible among: predictive control, Lyapunov stability, formal methods for control, constrained control, optimization, and machine learning. Good programming skills in MATLAB, and/or Python are required. The expected duration of the internship is in the Spring of 2021, for a duration of 3-6 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1515: Mixed-Integer Programming for Hybrid Control

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on tailored computational algorithms and applications of mixed-integer programming for decision making, planning and control of hybrid systems. The research will involve the study and development of numerical optimization techniques and/or the implementation and validation of algorithms for industrial applications, e.g., related to autonomous driving and robotics. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: branch-and-bound type methods, heuristics for mixed-integer programming (pre-solve, cutting planes, warm starting, integer-feasible solutions), modeling and formulation of hybrid control systems, convex and non-convex optimization, machine learning and real-time optimization. PhD students in engineering or mathematics, especially with a focus on mixed-integer programming or numerical optimization, are encouraged to apply. Publication of relevant results in conference proceedings and journals is expected. Capability of implementing the designs and algorithms in MATLAB/Python is expected; coding parts of the algorithms in C/C++ is a plus. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months and the start date is flexible. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Control, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Rien Quirynen
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  • CV1579: Pose Estimation for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on developing algorithms for estimating pose for robotic manipulation. The ideal candidate would be a current Ph.D. student with a strong background in computer vision, deep learning, and robotics. Familiarity with machine learning/AI is required, and familiarity with reinforcement learning will be valued. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary and experience in working with a physics engine simulator like Mujoco or pyBullet is a plus. A successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers and publication of the relevant results is expected. Start date is flexible and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Jeroen van Baar
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  • CV1541: Computer Vision for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on computer vision for robotic manipulation. The ideal candidate would be a current Ph.D. student with a strong background in computer vision, deep learning, and/or robotics. There are several available topics for consideration including learning for object manipulation, grasp detection and regrasping, pose estimation, and intent recognition for human-robot interaction. The internship requires development of novel algorithms which can be implemented and evaluated on a robotic test-bed. Experience in working with a physics engine simulator like Mujoco, pyBullet, or Gazebo is required. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary and experience with ROS is a plus. Successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers and publication of the relevant results is expected. Start date is flexible and expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Siddarth Jain
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  • CV1548: Robotic manipulation using tactile perception

    • The Computer Vision group at MERL is offering an internship opportunity to a highly skilled PhD student to work on robotic manipulation using multimodal perception. Candidates should have a solid understanding of contact mechanics, path planning and dexterous manipulation. The intern will deploy the algorithms on physical robots. Strong programming skills are required, including MuJoCo, ROS, C++, Python. Duration and start dates are flexible. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Robotics
    • Host: Radu Corcodel
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  • CV1569: Robot learning from videos of human demonstrations

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on developing algorithms for robot learning from videos of human demonstrations. The ideal candidate would be a current Ph.D. student with a strong background in computer vision, deep learning, and robotics. Familiarity with imitation learning, learning from demonstrations (LfD), reinforcement learning, and machine learning for robotics will be valued. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary and experience in working with a physics engine simulator like Mujoco or pyBullet is a plus. A successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers and publication of the relevant results is expected. Start date is flexible and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Jeroen van Baar
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  • CV1545: Multi-modal Perception for Robotic Tool Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on multi-modal perception for robotic tool manipulation. The intern will help to develop new ideas for improving the state of the art. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in machine learning and computer vision. Experience in robotics, reinforcement learning and physics engines (MuJoCo) is desired. Proficiency in Python programming and Pytorch/Tensorflow is required. You are expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The internship is for a minimum of 3 months and the start date is flexible. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Jeroen van Baar
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  • SP1506: Learning-based Wireless Sensing

    • The Signal Processing (SP) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in learning-based wireless sensing using communication signals (such as WiFi, Bluetooth, 5G) and other RF signals (such as FMCW). Previous experience in occupancy sensing, people counting, localization, device-free pose/gesture recognition, and skeleton tracking with deep learning is highly preferred. Familiarity with IEEE 802.11 (g/n/ac/ad/ay)standards is a plus. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments using MERL in-house testbed, and prepare results for publication. Senior Ph.D. students with research focuses on wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing, optimization, applied mathematics, or related areas are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Computational Sensing, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Robotics, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • DA1533: Machine Learning for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on robotic manipulation projects. The ideal candidate is a PhD student and should have experience and records in multiple of the following areas. Machine learning techniques for modeling and control such as Gaussian Processes and Neural Networks. Knowledge of standard Reinforcement Learning algorithms. Experience in working with robotic systems and familiarity with one physics engine simulator like Mujoco, pyBullet, pyDrake. Proficiency in Python is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, in collaboration with MERL employees, state of the art algorithms to solve complex robotic manipulation tasks that will lead to a scientific publication. Typical internship length is 3-4 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Diego Romeres
    • Apply Now