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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:  Intelligent Robotic Assistant with natural language capabilities
Disciplines:  Computer Science, EE and CS
Mentor:  Adrian Stoica, (JPL), Adrian.Stoica@jpl.nasa.gov, Phone: (818) 354-2190
Background:  Interaction between human and robots requires understanding of human intent, as well as presentation of information from robots to the humans in a natural way.
Description:  This project will develop software that interacts with human in natural language. It will use a simplified vocabulary and grammar. Demonstrations will be made in control of a group of robots in a ROS environment.
Student Requirements:  Interaction in natural language. Robot intelligence. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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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