Position Type: LURA or USRA

Position Title: Research Assistant/summer researcher

Location: PSE104

Professor: JINJUN SHAN

Department: Earth and Space Science and Engineering

Contact for Professor (Email, phone): jjshan@yorku.ca, 77757

# of positions available: 1

Project Description (200-500 words maximum)

This project is to develop an unmanned vehicle system for indoor surveillance and monitoring applications. A mobile robot has been purchased with stereo vision system for control and navigation research.

Through these activities, the student will gain experience in control and navigation system design, hardware and software development, etc. These experiences will be very helpful for the student's future study and work.

Duties and Responsibilities of the student:

The main duties and responsibilities of the student will include:

(1) Development of control and navigation system for our unmanned vehicle system;

(2) Programming and test;

(3) Prepare technical report.


1.      Good programming skills, MATLAB, C, and Linux

2.      Enrolled in engineering degree

3.      Familiar with ROS

4.      Team player

Degrees, courses and Disciplines prerequisite*:

Engineering student.

Stipend: TBD

Duration: 16 weeks minimum

Start Date: 05/01/2018 (estimated)

End Date: 08/31/2018 (estimated)

Materials required for application: CV, 1 page research potential & Interest