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Internship: Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Manipulation

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Remote friendly

MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on long-horizon planning and decision making for robotic manipulation using large language models (LLMs) and Hierarchical RL. The research will develop novel algorithms for long-horizon task planning and execution using Hierarchical Reinforcement learning and LLMs. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: (Deep) Reinforcement learning, Hierarchical RL, LLMs, policy optimization and Markov Decision Processes (MDPs). Senior PhD students in machine learning and engineering with a focus on Reinforcement Learning and robotics are encouraged to apply. Prior experience working with physics engines like Mujoco, Isaac Gym, etc. is required. Prior experience working with Python and ROS is required. A successful internship will result in submission of results to peer-reviewed conference and journals. Good coding skills in Python and state-of-the-art RL environments (e.g., RL Bench) is required. The expected duration of internship is 3-4 months with flexible start dates. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL.

Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics

Contact: Devesh Jha

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Inc. "MERL" provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MERL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MERL expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MERL’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Working at MERL requires full authorization to work in the U.S and access to technology, software and other information that is subject to governmental access control restrictions, due to export controls. Employment is conditioned on continued full authorization to work in the U.S and the availability of government authorization for the release of these items, which might include without limitation, obtaining an export license or other documentation. MERL may delay commencement of employment, rescind an offer of employment, terminate employment, and/or modify job responsibilities, compensation, benefits, and/or access to MERL facilities and information systems, as MERL deems appropriate, to ensure practical compliance with applicable employment law and government access control restrictions.

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Posted 18 days ago

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