Internships in 2011
Cambridge, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
Palo Alto, CA
Robotics Research Intern 

Number of Openings: several
Degree Level: Master’s, Ph.D.
Major(s): Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields

The Bosch Research and Technology Center is looking for highly motivated interns with a strong desire to promote robotics research. The candidate will join a team of experienced researchers driving robotics technology development and research at Bosch Research in the Palo Alto office with the goal of creating viable solutions for growing international market needs. Intern projects focus on a wide variety of topics, including ROS software development, perception, manipulation, remote operation, human assisted operation.

About the Bosch Research and Technology Center
The Bosch Research and Technology Center North America ( with offices in Palo Alto, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cambridge, Massachusetts is part of the global Bosch Group ( The Research and Technology Center North America is committed to providing technologies and system solutions for various Bosch business fields primarily in the areas of sensors, circuit design, wireless solutions, energy materials and technologies, complex simulations, software engineering, human machine interface design, car infotainment, web technologies and autonomous systems such as robotics. In all areas we work in close collaboration with leading US universities, leading-edge industry partners, and other worldwide Bosch research, development, and marketing units.

About Robotics at the Bosch Research and Technology Center
The robotics team at RTC was recently awarded a PR2 research robot as part of the Willow Garage PR2 Beta Program. We are the only corporate research organization that received a PR2. As part of our engagement in the PR2 Beta Program, we develop and publish open source software and collaborate with Willow Garage and the ROS community. In addition to external projects such as the PR2, we also work with our internal partners to develop products for current and future Bosch business.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Currently pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD in a related field
• Appropriate coursework and experience
• C, C++, and/or python programming
• Knowledge of Linux, and development on Linux systems
• Demonstrated 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.

Required Application Materials
• Cover letter

• Resume/CV
• If possible, two references and/or two letters of recommendation
• Please indicate desired internship time frame

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