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Apply for a Royal Academy of Engineering funded summer 2024 internship

Posted on 16 January 2024

There are two posts available, applications close Thursday 8 February 2024

This initiative is targeted at undergraduate students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Project title: Autonomous drone for emergency response: simulation and testing

Emergency services can benefit from assistance from autonomous drones to reach difficult-to-access areas faster and without putting the lives of emergency personnel at risk.  Interactions between autonomous drones and humans and fragile environments, however, raise significant concerns.

We must use the most modern technology to develop trustworthy drones. In this project, we will use RoboStar technology to support the development of a drone that can search for victims and provide medical assistance. We will use automated techniques to develop simulations and carry out tests using a programming approach widely adopted in robotics. 

Host: Professor Ana Cavalcanti

Duration: 12 weeks

Location: University of York (reference number: RISAH-2425-2101)

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