Palo Alto, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
Cambridge, MA
Tempe, AZ
Autonomous Driving Research Intern 

The Autonomous Driving Team ( of the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto is looking for highly motivated interns with a strong desire for solving complex and interesting problems. We are hiring research and software engineering interns with a broad set of skills who are ready to tackle some of robotics’ greatest challenges while making an impact on real products. You will join a team of experienced researchers pushing autonomous driving technology development and research at Bosch with the goal of creating viable solutions for growing international market needs.

We offer intern projects for a variety of topics, including ROS software development, perception, sensor fusion, planning, physics/traffic simulation and computer vision. Below are some examples of the diverse projects with which you might be involved:

  • Perception: Topics in sensor calibration, on-line monitoring to detect out-of-calibration sensors, turn signal detection, classification, etc.
  • Deep learning: Topics in computer vision (traffic light, vehicle turn signal, road surface detection) and prediction (vehicle trajectories, driver intent, situation analysis)
  • Localization: Improving vehicle localization in GPS-limited environments, e.g. using visual localization and tight GPS/IMU coupling.
  • Prediction: Improving behavioral prediction of traffic participants, e.g. through learning traffic behavior patterns from data, or by incorporating turn signal information. 
  • Planning: Automated behavior testing via traffic scenario generation and modeling in simulation, etc.

Skills / Job Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Robotics or another relevant discipline.
  • Proven experience developing software using C++
  • Knowledge of Linux and development on Linux systems, or familiarity with Windows and Windows VS 2010 development 
  • Experience with Python, ROS, and/or robotics simulation environments a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a highly motivated team environment
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to deliver on challenging software development tasks.
  • Ability to take direction, but still be self-driven and comfortable communicating ideas and points of view

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV 
  • If possible, two references and/or letters of recommendation
  • Please indicate desired internship time frame 
  • A portfolio of previous work for discussion
  • Code sample

Start Date: Summer 2017
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA

About Autonomous Driving at the Bosch Research and Technology Center

The Autonomous Technologies Group at the Bosch Research and Technology Center performs research in the area of future driver assistance and autonomous driving as well as personal/service robotics. We have participated in the DARPA Grand and Urban Challenges as part of the Stanford Racing Team as well as Team AnnieWAY. We have collaborated with the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab’s Autonomous Driving Team since 2007. We now are working on future systems for automated vehicles to make driving safer and more convenient. Be part of an exciting team at Bosch, the number one automotive supplier in the world, and help create future vehicle automation systems! Number of Openings: 3 Degree Level: Bachelor, Master, PhD Major(s): Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields

About Bosch

Bosch Globally

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2015, its 368,833 associates generated sales of $70.6 billion. Its’ operations have been divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some $6.3 Billion for research and development in 2015, and applied for 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate and improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life". The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Bosch manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drive and control technology, packaging technology, power tools, home appliances, security and communication systems, thermotechnology and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $14 billion in 2015.

Bosch Palo Alto

The Bosch location on Palo Alto is part of the global Bosch Group ( and home to research groups working in the fields of sensors, circuit design, wireless solutions, energy technologies and solutions, complex simulations, software engineering, human machine interface design, car infotainment, web technologies, autonomous systems, robotics and automated driving. It houses the Bosch Research and Technology Center North America ( and research groups of several business divisions.






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