Just a reminder…there are a lot of new UROP opportunities for IAP, here’s an example of a cool project:
“Sociable Robot Applications — Hardware
The Robotic Life group in the Media Lab is looking for a UROP to help with a project applying sociable robots to the real-world problem of obesity. This project intends to help people who are trying to lose weight to be more successful for a longer period of time.
Responsibilities of this UROP position include integrating a wireless pedometer into the system and making a bathroom scale talk wirelessly to the system. Interested students should have some experience with both hardware and software of wireless systems, preferably some experience with Bluetooth or other relevant networking protocol. Job is essentially hacking existing hardware to add wireless capabilities and seamlessly integrate them into our system. Interest in robotics and real-world applications of technology is important!
Position will begin in IAP or spring semester and could last for one semester up to one year. After the integration of the system is complete, we will be giving the system to actual users to perform a 6 month or longer study.
Faculty advisor is Dr. Cynthia Breazeal (http://web.media.mit.edu/~cynthiab) and graduate student you’ll be working with is Cory Kidd (http://web.media.mit.edu/~coryk). If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Cory at [email protected]”