Internship LUMC: Quantification and analysis of tissue perfusion using the ‘Eulerian Video Magnification’ video editing technique.

Within the field of vascular surgery a current knowledge gap exists in the visualisation and quantification of tissue perfusion. A wide variety of pathologies, e.g. artherosclerosis and diabetes mellitis, impair blood flow towards tissues which causes pain and damages tissue like sensory neurons, potentially leading to chronic wounds and ultimately loss of limb.
An accurate quantification of tissue perfusion aids the vascular surgeon in treating this condition.
Eulerian video magnification (EVM) is a video editing technique developed by MIT capable of detecting and magnifying subtle changes in motion and color. It takes a standard video sequence as input, and applies spatial decomposition, followed by temporal filtering to the frames. The resulting signal is then amplified to reveal hidden information.
With this technique the visualisation of subtle changes in skin-color during the systolic and diastolic phases of a heartbeat is possible.

We propose to use aforementioned technique in patients with proven impairment of bloodflow towards the lower limbs. Before and after surgical or endovenous treatment we intend to measure bloodflow using a normal camera and EVM.
Beforehand we need to experiment with the optimal setting to take video footage and do a pilot study with healthy subjects.

We are in search of a master student biomedical engineering looking for a challenging research-internship with a potential direct impact on vascular patient care.
A high degree of independency and inventiveness is requisite.
Do you want to work on the dividing line between healthcare and engineering and have an affiliation with image processing? We invite you to contact us.

Department of Vascular Surgery, LUMC, dr. J.R. vd Vorst, vascular surgeon
The Division of Image Processing, LUMC, prof.dr. B.P.F. Lelieveldt, head of department

Contact: j.r.van_der_vorst@lumc.nl


Three new research internships at Odd.Bot

Odd.Bot is a young company founded in 2018 and gained a big momentum from TU Delft minor students, they currently have about a dozen engineers working on a prototype that can autonomously remove weeds in between crops without the use of harmful herbicides. During these COVID-19 times they devised three internships topics which can be done fully from home (although implementation may be done in the fields):

  • Weeding robot “lane keeping” (Robotics) – R&D into the software and hardware needed to drive in between rows of crops.
  • Crop health detection (Robotics & Biology) – R&D into concepts and sensors that can monitor plant health, e.g. fungus or disease detection.
  • Laser removal of weeds (Robotics & some Biology) – R&D into subsystems that can position a laser to quickly (& sustainably) remove weeds.

They are specifically looking for the skill set possessed by BMD students (the project conforms to ME-BMD Research assignment requirements (15 ECTS)).

For more information about the internship positions, and how to apply, feel free to email the intern supervisor directly: rick@odd.bot

For more information about Odd.Bot, visit their website.



Drie vacatures Qualified Medical Engineer (QME) in opleiding (Dutch only)

Per 1 maart 2021 zijn er drie nieuwe opleidingsplaatsen voor een Qualified Medical Engineer in opleiding. Meer informatie en de drie specifieke vacatures vind je op deze website.

Solliciteren kan via: smpee.qme@tue.nl. Vermeld daarbij altijd voor welke vacature je solliciteert.


IHMC Robotics Summer 2021 Internship OpportunitiesSoftware Engineering Internships

Seeking talented summer interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to develop software tools for controlling bipedal and quadruped walking robots and exoskeletons.

We are seeking interns for the following areas:

  • Control Communication. Seeking capable engineer for designing software to communicate with a C++ hardware interface using LCM messages called by Java.
  • Perception. This includes processing Lidar, stereo vision, localization, object segmentation, and manipulating point clouds. We are particularly interested in the ability to integrate off-the-shelf hardware into a robotic system with the ability to broadcast image data over wireless communication and ROS messages.
  • Controls. Control algorithms for locomotion. This can include balance, optimization, and state estimation.
  • Planning. Valid foot placements, body path planning, foot step planning.

Mechanical Engineering Internships: Seeking talented summer interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to design, fabricate, and assemble parts for walking robots and exoskeletons. Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering or related field. Ideal internship candidate should have significant design and fabrication experience of robotic systems. Knowledge of Onshape (or a similar 3D CAD package) is required. Basic knowledge of fasteners and bearings is required. Experience in rapid prototyping and manufacturing of composite parts is a plus. Applicants will work closely with others in a small team, and excellent communication and documentation skills are required. 

Electrical Engineering Internships: Seeking talented interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to design circuit boards, fabricate wiring harnesses, wire robots, and test electrical circuits for walking robots and exoskeletons. Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical engineering or related field. Knowledge of electrical circuits and some proficiency in a design software such as Altium, EagleCAD, or ORCAD is required. We are looking for applicants who have some experience taking schematics through to production. Knowledge of mechatronics systems, sensors, motors, power supplies, and any electrical component related to robotic system is a plus. Applicants will work closely with others in a small team, and excellent communication and documentation skills are required.

TO APPLY: see application instructions at robots.ihmc.us/jobs. Each internship has different application instructions.

These opportunities are for a full-time, paid positions in sunny Pensacola, Florida. You must be available every day during regular work hours, for a minimum of 9 weeks and be authorized to work in the United States. 

Updates to this announcement may appear at robots.ihmc.us/jobs

Questions: robotjobs@ihmc.us 

Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL 

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.