Research Scientist Intern, Embodied AI & Robotics (PhD)

Research Scientist Intern, Embodied AI & Robotics (PhD)
Meta was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Meta offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Meta AI is seeking Research Interns to join Fundamental AI Research (FAIR). We are committed to advancing the field of artificial intelligence by making fundamental advances in technologies to help interact with and understand our world. We are seeking individuals passionate in areas such as embodied AI, robotics, computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, audio and speech processing, computational statistics, and applied mathematics. Our interns have an opportunity to make core algorithmic advances and apply their ideas at an unprecedented scale. Our team at Meta AI offers twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks long internships and we have various start dates throughout the year. To learn more about our research, visit https://research.facebook.com.
Research Scientist Intern, Embodied AI & Robotics (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Perform fundamental and applied research to push the scientific and technological frontiers of embodied artificial intelligence.
  • Invent/ improve novel data driven paradigms for embodied intelligence.
  • Explore, and conceptualize ways to leverage various data modalities (images, video, text, audio, tactile, etc) and the roles they play in various levels of embodied reasoning and decision making.
  • Investigate paradigms that can deliver a spectrum of embodied behaviors - from simulated characters to real robots, and from short horizon, low level to long horizon, high level.
  • Enable long-horizon reasoning for Embodied AI tasks (navigation, mobile manipulation, instruction following, collaboration with humans) in human environments given natural-language instructions, like “clean up the house”, or “where are my glasses”.
  • Perform broad dexterous and functional manipulation (rigid to deformable objects
  • in-hand to against the environment) in a generalizable manner
  • Develop the next generation of simulation platforms (e.g. Habitat)
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, or related fields
  • Experience in deep learning frameworks (such as pytorch, tensorflow), C, C++, Python
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Publications or experience in robotics, embodied AI, human-robot interaction, machine learning, computer vision, optimization, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or data science
  • Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Experience with manipulating and analyzing complex, large scale, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as publications at leading workshops or conferences in Machine Learning (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR), Robotics (ICRA, IROS, RSS, CoRL), Computer Vision (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV) and NLP (ACL, NAACL).
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$7,650/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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