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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:  Inflatable Giacometti Robots
Disciplines:  Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Eng,
Mentor:  Adrian Stoica, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 354-2190
Background:  Robots that change size, deploying from small packages and extending long legs could walk over tall obstacles
Description:  Will build and test robots that increase in size. Two methods will be tested, one with telescopic extending legs and one with inflatable rogidizable legs. Tests in walking over an environment with obstacles.
Student Requirements:  Background in building robots. Experience with inflatable or telescopic structures highly preferred.
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.
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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