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Robotics & Intelligent System Scholars (RISS) Robotics Institute

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The Robotics and Intelligent Systems REU site at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute provides funded high-quality robotics summer undergraduate research experiences, offers robust student-development programming, and provides gateways to graduate studies and career opportunities in robotics. Join us for this ten-week program. Experience hands-on robotics research with cutting edge technologies and innovative projects!

The Robotics and Intelligent Systems REU program will guide you through the research process and equip you with essential skills and knowledge so you are better prepared to seize industry and graduate school opportunities. Work on projects with real impact in critical societal challenges such as quality of life technologies, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, climate science, etc. Share your research results via poster sessions, public presentations, and the Web. Learn about graduate school opportunities at the Robotics Institute! Apply now to experience the thrill of discovery and innovation!

Program Highlights and Details:

. $7,200 support for each participant

. Research presentations and workshops by CMU faculty and students

. Guidance on the graduate school application process

. Multiple opportunities to present research results

. Community service and mentoring opportunities

. Leadership opportunities

. Weekly social gatherings

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

. US Citizen, US National, or US Permanent Resident (NSF requirement)

. Completion of at least sophomore year

. Must still be an undergraduate the fall after completing the program

. GPA of 3.0 or above

. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply!
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
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Program Dates: 6/1/2018 - 8/15/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Carnegie Mellon University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
General Technology
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Sensor Science & Engineering

Artificial Intelligence
Assistive Technology
Computer Programming
Computer Vision
Machine Vision & Learning
Remote Sensing
Signal Processing
Space Exploration

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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