Autonomous Squad Member
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/23/2019

Opportunity Description

This research develops alogorithms that enable autonomous robots to participate in small human/robot teams with minimal human oversight. The project utilizes techniques from the fields of Statistical Learning Theory, Artificial Intelligence, and Perception to design and test algorithms that enable the robot to understand the activity of the humans around it. Recognizing and understanding team behaviors from visual and other sensory data is particularly important for this project. Research opportunities exist in the following areas : • Recognizing and understanding group behavior - Sensor data fusion - Managing uncertainty - Optimizing individual behavors to achieve team goals - Mixed human/robot teams - Strategic reasoning - Multi-agent systems

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Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies such as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, Toxicology, and more.

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