Student Roboticist- Co-op Fall 2021- ATAS

Submit Resume ID: 496460
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Other

Job Description

GTRI’s Cooperative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment, and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school.

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Division (RASD) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is looking for Student Roboticist Co-ops who are self-motivated and interested in gaining real-world experience starting fall 2021. The students will provide software development, testing, and other support, specifically for research in Swarming, Distributed Multi-Robot Systems, Collaborative Autonomy, and Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, along with other GTRI/ATAS projects, as directed by the engineering and software staff. This team primarily develops swarming algorithms for unmanned aircraft, performs software and hardware-in-the-loop testing, research and analysis, and live flight testing. Duties may include software and system testing, development and design, assembly of components/systems, performing experiments, formal creation and follow-up for development issues/bugs, software, and system documentation, assisting with field tests/demos, whitepaper creation, and other technical tasks appropriate for the skill level of an engineering/software student. 

We are looking for strong candidates that have extensive C/C++ and Python programming skills, follow software engineering best practices, and have a strong mathematical foundation and problem-solving skills. The candidates would have knowledge in one of the following:
• Configuration management tools
• 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

Required Minimum Qualifications


• Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics
• 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
• Must be eligible to be approved by your college/university to participate in a co-op program and register for co-op credit with your university during work terms
• Must be able to complete at least three full-time co-op terms (alternating three terms of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school) prior to graduation.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in integrating and deploying robotics algorithms for real-time operation on a robot in a real-world environment is a plus. Proven research or software project experience in at least one of these areas is desirable:
• Multi-robot collaboration
• Path planning and navigation
• Behavior-based robotics
• Optimal control and estimation
• Machine learning for robotic control
• Software engineering processes

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

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

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 Institute’s mission of solving the world’s 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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