LURA/USRA Posting Information

Position Type:

Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award- summer research


Position Title:

Research Assistant/summer researcher


Canadian Centre for Field Robotics

Professor: Michael Jenkin

Department: EECS

Contact for Professor (Email, phone):

# of positions available: 2

Project Description (200-500 words maximum)

This project is a ‘robot building’ project in which the successful applicant will design and build an unmanned surface robot. Based on a design similar to the Clearpath Kingfisher Mark 1 robot, this robot will use two pontoons and underwater thrusters to perform point to point operations in small bodies of water (e.g., Stong Pond). The interested student will be self motivated, have a background in computer science/engineering and have an interest in the development of unmanned vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities of the student:

(1)   Do basic vehicle design

(2)   Source components

(3)   Development of basic software infrastructure in ROS enabling the robot to perform point to point navigation using high resolution GPS signals.


 (Technical Skills) Good knowledge of software systems, including Linux. Knowledge of unmanned vehicle design/construction.

 (Interpersonal Skills) Self motivated. Able to work with both individually and as part of a larger research team.

Degrees, courses and Disciplines prerequisite*:

Currently enrolled as a senior student (3rd year+) in computer science/engineering.

Stipend: TBD

Are you willing to host external students? (There is an additional cost.) Possibly

Duration: 16 weeks minimum

Start Date: 05/01/2018 (estimated)

End Date: 08/31/2018 (estimated)

Materials required for application: CV, Research statement


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