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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2018 can be found here.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

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Project:  Aerospace Robotics
Disciplines:  Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science
Mentor:  Soon-Jo Chung, Associate Professor of Aerospace, (EAS), sjchung@caltech.edu
Mentor URL:  http://aerospacerobotics.caltech.edu/  (opens in new window)
AO Contact:  Becca Foust, rfoust@caltech.edu
Background:  Our lab works on a variety of projects related to Aerospace Robotics using state-of-the-art air and spacecraft facilities including the largest university-owned spacecraft simulator facility and the Center for Autonomous Systems Aerodome.
Description:  Projects include swarm (multi-agent) robotics, spacecraft/multi-rotor guidance and control, sensor fusion, robotic motion planning, machine learning, and building novel robots. Specific tasks will be tailored to the strengths of the student applicants and needs of the lab.
References:  http://aerospacerobotics.caltech.edu/
Student Requirements:  One or more of the following:
Programming skills (Matlab, C/C++, Python, ROS), Machine Learning, Git, Mechanical design (CAD), Printed circuit board design, Machining/3D printing (ME13), Optimization
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.


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