The Research Science, Applied Science, and Data Science team (RAD) team at Amazon Robotics is seeking an intern with a passion for robotic research to work on cutting edge algorithms for robotics. Our team works on challenging and high-impact projects, including allocating resources to complete millions of orders a day, coordinating the motion of thousands of robots, autonomous navigation in warehouses, and learning how to grasp all the products Amazon sells. The internship will be hosted by Movement Science, one of RAD’s four research teams. The focus of the work will be on motion planning and coordination of mobile robots, with the overarching goal of improving the efficiency of robot movement. Relevant research topics include combinatorial search, motion planning, scheduling, temporal constraint reasoning, planning under uncertainty, graph theory, queuing theory, and machine learning. We have a wide range of open research questions and will match the successful candidate to a problem which corresponds with their strengths and interests. We are looking for a PhD student interested in motion planning and coordination problems for large-scale multi-robot systems, whose research work so far has demonstrated an innovative approach to a specific field of robotics planning. The successful candidate should be capable of diving deep into hard technical problems, and interested in finding solutions that enable successful products. Key job responsibilities Gain an understanding of current industrial practice and of existing opportunities for optimization Develop a new algorithm and/or apply machine learning methods to solve a challenging multi-robot planning and coordination problem Implement and test your methods using one of our simulators and iterate with your mentor to find the best solutions to the problem Communicate your research plan, progress and results to the Movement Science team and RAD About the team Learn more about Amazon Robotics Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a dedicated team of doers who work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling, and fun. Amazon Robotics empowers a smarter, faster, more consistent customer experience through automation. Amazon Robotics automates its operations using various methods of robotic technology including computer vision, object recognition, autonomous mobile robots, sophisticated control software, power management, machine learning, semantic understanding of commands, automated task planning, motion planning, optimization and multi-robot coordination. Amazon Robotics has a dedicated focus on research and development to continuously explore new opportunities to extend its product lines into new areas. Amazon Robotics internship/co-op/full-time opportunities will be based out of the Greater Boston Area in our two state-of-the-art facilities in Westborough, MA and North Reading, MA. Both campuses provide a unique opportunity to have direct access to robotics testing labs and manufacturing facilities.