[visionlist] Long-term Part-time Research internship at Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA

Wenyi Zhao Wenyi.Zhao at intusurg.com
Sun Nov 11 21:56:03 GMT 2007

2007-2008 Part-time Research Intern
Intuitive Surgical's Applied Research Group is looking for a long-term
(> 6 months) part-time research intern to assist with rapid system
prototyping and infrastructure building for several research projects.
This position offers an excellent opportunity for a student to gain work
experience while solving real-world problems that have real impact. You
will have a chance to make an impact on future generations of the da
Vinci(r) surgical robots performing tens of thousands of surgeries per
year. You will work with other members of the group on projects like
image guidance and haptics. Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in
the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive
surgery. The da Vinci(r) surgical system includes six manipulator arms
with a total of 41 degrees of freedom, along with a stereo endoscope and
3D video display, with over 600 installations worldwide.  

Job Location: Sunnyvale, 10 min. walk from Lawrence Caltrain station
Work Schedule: duration is longer than 6 months; working hours are
flexible, roughly 20 hours per work on average. 

*	Master student or exceptional senior undergraduate students in
CS, EE or relevant 
     engineering discipline.
*	Capability of setting up and programming video capture cards and
other hardware. 
*	Hands-on experience on network programming (COM, UDP, TCP/IP)
*	Fast prototyping with Matlab and C/C++ implementation on Windows
and Linux.
*	Capability of arranging his/her time for efficient delivery of
assigned tasks
*	Positively passionate about what you do.

Wenyi Zhao, PhD 
Senior Research Engineer 
wenyi.zhao at intusurg.com

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