2023-05696 - Internship Engineering : Learning physical quantities on real robots using a Motion Capture system
Contract type : Internship
Level of qualifications required : Master's or equivalent
Fonction : Internship EngineeringContext
Motion Capture systems allow for precise (absolute) measurements of objects position, orientation and velocity in the 3D world. Beside being able to track human motion (as it is mainly used in the cinema/video game industry), it is very convenient for robotics application, such as gathering “ground truths” during real-world experiments. Without the external motion capture system's measurements, robots can only rely on their onboard sensors to determine their position/orientation/velocity.
Although Motion Capture Systems are commonly used in the development of new methods, those methods cannot rely on the Motion Capture measurements once released, since this system is impractical to deploy in most environments.Assignment
The goal of this internship is to create simple ML models to infer specific data learned from proprioceptive sensors using Motion Capture measures as ground truth during training.
Two different topics, based on two different robots, are available for this internship. It will be up to the intern to decide to focus only on one or to pursue both.
Potential continuity of these works could be to:
Despite the differences in the studied quantities, the workflow will be quite similar for both topics (from a global point of view).
(if you lack some of the above skills, this internship can be an opportunity for you to learn them)
Theme/Domain : Optimization, machine learning and statistical methods Software Experimental platforms (BAP E)
Town/city : Paris
We are looking for strongly motivated candidates with an interest in machine learning and robotics. The project requires a strong background in robotics and excellent programming skills.About Inria
Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.Instruction to apply
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