Autonomy Intern - Motion Planning

Austin, Texas

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Fox Robotics is at the bleeding edge of warehouse automation, with a focus on autonomous forklifts. As the leader in this space, Fox has clear product market fit and is scaling fast, with plans to rapidly grow from 100 employees to nearly ~160+ this year alone. With this growth, employees have a once-in-a-career opportunity to learn, all while working as part of a mission-driven team focused on making robots that work.

As a Summer Intern at Fox Robotics, you will adapt modern research to solve challenging problems in applied motion planning for a fleet of autonomous forklifts as part of a world-class team of robotics engineers and researchers. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to develop and enhance motion planning capabilities on our platform using reinforcement learning techniques.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and prototype innovative motion planning algorithms for autonomous forklift operations.
  • Collaborate with a team of robotics engineers to integrate work into the existing stack.
  • Analyze and leverage data from human forklift operators to inform and refine autonomous planning strategies.
  • Evaluate performance in simulated and real-world scenarios.
  • Communicate findings and progress to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

What you’ll need: 

  • Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or M.S. program in Robotics, Computer Science, or a related technical field.
  • Demonstrated research experience in motion planning, controls, reinforcement learning, or closely related areas.
  • Proficient in C++, with an emphasis on writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of presenting complex technical information clearly and concisely.

Nice to have:  

  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks and tools relevant to reinforcement learning.
  • Experience with robotics simulation environments and real-time systems.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and a strong desire to contribute to a team-oriented environment.

Benefits and perks:

  • A once in a career opportunity to build, alongside colleagues who deeply care (plus robots that aren’t bad, either!)
  • Competitive salary and stipend for living in Austin, TX
  • Other perks that connect us, including lunch on Fridays, team building activities, and more!


More About Fox Robotics 

We make robots that work.

We envision a world where robots serve as a human multiplier for dull and dangerous work. The warehousing industry sees more than 52,000 cases of injuries every year in the US. Our first product is an automated trailer unloader (forklift) that quickly demonstrates measurable value to our customers by both improving efficiency while also increasing safety.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Tags: Computer Science Machine Learning Reinforcement Learning Research Robotics

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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