CS@USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems (REU) – Summer 2021

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CS@USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems (REU)

June 7, 2021 – August 13, 2021

The Department of Computer Science at University of Southern California offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. USC has a large and well established robotics research program that ranges from theoretical to experimental and systems-oriented. USC is a leader in the societally relevant area of robotics for healthcare and at-risk populations (children, the elderly, veterans, etc.); networked robotics for scientific discovery, covering for example environmental monitoring, target tracking, and formation control; using underwater, ground, and aerial robots; and control, machine learning, and perceptual algorithms for grasping, manipulation, and locomotion of humanoid robots.

Robotics is an interdisciplinary field, involving expertise in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, but also fields outside engineering; this gives the REU students an opportunity to learn about different fields and the broad nature of research. Thus, we welcome applications from students in computer science and all fields of engineering, as well as other fields including neuroscience, psychology, kinesiology, etc. In addition to participating in seminars and social events, students will also prepare a final written report and present their projects at the end of the summer.

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (CNS-2051117).

For Summer 2021, students will participate in the program remotely.

Research Project List:

  • Cooperative Robotics
  • Haptics for Virtual Reality
  • Design and Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Robots
  • Robotic Wireless Sensing and Communication Networks
  • Socially Assistive Robotics
  • Obstacle-aided Locomotion and Navigation
  • Enabling Physical Assistant Robot Autonomy
  • Learning Perception and Manipulation for Robots
  • Reward Functions and Deep Reinforcement Learning

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.cs.usc.edu/reu/

Applications are due on April 7th.

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