Posted: April 29, 2021
Location: Fourien Headquarters (4407, 68 Ave NW Edmonton Alberta Canada T6B2N2), Alberta
Internship Program: Digital Tech
Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000
Hours per Week: 40
Start Date: June 15, 2021
End Date: December 15, 2021
Fourien is investing in autonomous robotics for different applications such automating and speeding up the operations in industries like pharmaceuticals, logistics, etc. The robotics involve multiple types of digital skills such as introducing artificial intelligence (AI) through programming and sensor fusion, robot designs and development of robot controllers. This internship will provide essential training in a complete product development cycle in robotics. The intern will be trained through experienced engineers (at Fourien) who are already involved in solving challenging technical problems every day. Some of the key learning for the intern will be path planning for a robot, sensor data collection, handling and analysis, decision making through machine learning without human supervision, protocol design for specific jobs, etc. Along with practical training, the intern will also be provided opportunities for learning of soft skills, interview presentation skills through resumes, technical courses to enhance his/her learning, etc. The intern will be taught various methods of short and long term documentation of complex tasks. During the complete internship, the intern will be supervised and provided with feedback for his/her training. Intern’s work will be evaluated regularly on weekly basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
After initial essential training, the intern will be involved mainly in programming, robot design and development of hardware for the robot. The programming will be mostly be done in C++, C# and Python programming languages. The intern will be working in getting large amount of high speed data from different sensors such as LIDARs, 3D depth cameras, location sensors, etc and then making decisions dynamically to guide the robot for a specific operation. For static robots, such operation may include precise delivery of a biological specimen at a specific location within a matrix while for mobile robot the most common operations are autonomous maneuvering in a complex indoor environment. Other responsibilities of the intern will include development of the drivers for robot’s actuators which will be a combination of hardware and software. Documentation of all of the work will also be an important responsibility of this internship.
Knowledge and Skills
The key skills an intern will be developing through this internships can be categorized as technical skills and soft skills. In technical skills, she/he will be learning about programming with limited computation resources (such as RAM, ROM, speed, power etc), introduced by a robot’s onboard computer. Additionally, the intern will also be developing knowledge in robot design specific to a task, reliability testing, and integration of various modules. In soft skills, the intern will be learning about working independently as well as in a group. He/she will be learning about effective verbal and written communication of difficult problems in simplified way. Because of the pandemic, some part of this internship may be remote. Therefore, the intern will be getting hands on experience in regular communication to work with the team at Fourien.
How to Apply
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Because this internship involves a lot of diverse projects, I'm actually gaining more experience than I would at a single job.