2022 Autonomous Vehicle Mapping, Localization, & Perception Intern

Location: Palo Alto, California US

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Job Number: 7961

External Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Ford's Autonomous Vehicle efforts as part of the AV Systems Engineering team under the "AV LLC". As part of the feature team, you will help develop unique AV features not commonly found in traditional retail automotive products. Work in a dynamic & extremely challenging environment that includes many white space areas. Help Ford realize its AV vision as part of tomorrow's transportation solutions.

We are looking for an intern with expertise in Deep Learning & 3D Computer Vision and its applications in semantic mapping and localization. The candidate is expected to build on an existing code-base and algorithms developed in the past year, using the Ford AV dataset. A topological map of the environment is created, with each topological node storing a 3D semantic signature of the environment that is invariant to weather and lighting changes. This map is then used to localize the vehicle using data from a stereo camera. A combination of older geometric techniques and newer Deep Learning based methods are to be used for fast, embedded visual localization. The algorithms developed by the candidate will be bench-marked against the existing state of the art in visual mapping and localization.

Basic Qualifications:
· Currently enrolled in a Master's degree in Data Analytics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
· 6 months+ experience working on projects in Python and C++
· 6 months+ experience working in Deep Learning and SLAM
· G.P.A. 3.0 or Higher

Preferred Qualifications:
· Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Data Analytics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
· Current research direction in Deep-Learning enabled SLAM
· Automotive experiences/knowledge
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Strong team player with record of collaboration
· Strong problem-solving skills

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Community / Marketing Title: 2022 Autonomous Vehicle Mapping, Localization, & Perception Intern

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