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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.

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. Click here for more tips on finding a mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

New for 2021: Students applying for JPL projects should complete a SURF@JPL application instead of a "regular" SURF application.

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

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Project:  Machine Learning for Robot Arm Manipulation
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems, Electrical Engineering, other EAS disciplines
Mentor:  Yanan Sui, Assistant Professor, (EAS), ysui@tsinghua.edu.cn, Phone: +86 10 6279 4952
Mentor URL:  https://www.yanansui.com  (opens in new window)
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alum and will be conducted at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Only Caltech students are eligible for this project.

Specialized rehabilitation robots have been widely used in assisting therapists to perform repetitive training for stroke patients. However, few studies have been conducted on stroke rehabilitation training industrial collaborative robots. In this project, we will investigate the capabilities of reinforcement learning and collaborative robots with visual and motor feedback, with potential applications for rehabilitation after stroke. We will work on vision and motor-based reinforcement learning algorithms, and apply them in simulations + real world experiments.
Description:  Student will learn and develop advanced reinforcement learning algorithms for robot arm manipulation.
We will investigate the capabilities of reinforcement learning and collaborative robots with visual and motor feedback, with potential applications for rehabilitation after stroke. We will work on vision and motor-based reinforcement learning algorithms, and apply them in simulations + real world experiments.
References:  https://www.yanansui.com

http://www.hy.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/hyen/1694/2020/20200106150704066478948/20200106150704066478948_.html
Student Requirements:  Coding and machine learning background
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

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