Posted: 08-28-2023


DURATION: To be determined

STIPEND: $94,199.00

LOCATION: To be determined


About DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory is a world-class laboratory with a portfolio that includes the design and development of cutting-edge autonomous robotic systems. Our passionate team of experts works to push the boundaries of what is possible using robotics.

Fellowship Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Robotic Manipulation Researcher to join our team. The ideal candidate will be able to conduct critical research and development in dynamic, whole-body mobile manipulation, possessing a strong background in a subset of: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Modeling and Simulation, Planning, Control, Mechanics, Dynamics, Perception, and related areas. The candidate will be at the forefront of advancing the state-of-the-art in robotic systems that autonomously grasp and manipulate a wide variety of free and constrained objects.


  • Conduct research in dynamic, whole-body mobile manipulation, including designing and implementing algorithms and control strategies enabling tasks involving object grasping, manipulation, locomotion, and perception.
  • Develop novel solutions for mobile manipulation problems by integrating techniques using various robotic systems, such as manipulators, locomotion modules, and sensors, to achieve robust and agile performance.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and researchers to translate research findings into practical solutions, contributing to the development of next-generation robotic platforms.
  • Communicate research findings through oral presentations, scientific publications, proposals, and patents.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field of robotics, including attending conferences and workshops, and reading and reviewing scientific publications and proposals.
  • Design and execute experiments to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of developed solutions.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define system requirements and specifications.
  • Develop, test, and document software solutions in languages such as Python and C++, ensuring code quality and adherence to best practices.
  • Utilize Git for version control and collaboration with other team members.
  • Work in a Linux environment and be proficient in using command-line tools.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of documentation, including technical specifications, and user guides.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a related field.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, C++, and other relevant languages.
  • Proficiency using Git and Linux, familiarity with ROS (Robot Operating System), Docker, and Pytorch.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on robotics.
  • Experience with modeling and simulation.
  • Experience with full stack, physical hardware systems.
  • Familiarity with generative data-driven machine learning algorithms, including reinforcement learning.
  • Publications in artificial intelligence, planning, or reasoning.


  • This internship is open to U.S. Citizens only and is contingent on a basic background check and signing an NDA.

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