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The University of Central Florida, EECS REU

Primary Institution: The University of Central Florida
Affiliation: The University of Central Florida
City: Orlando
State: FL
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Intelligent and Autonomous Robotic Systems
Description: The University of Central Florida

NSF/REU Program in Intelligent and Autonomous Robotic SystemsMay 23 to July 29, 2005

Program Description:
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida announces research opportunities in Intelligent and Autonomous Robotic Systems for qualified undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science students, currently in their junior or senior year. Support is provided by the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program.  Students selected to participate in the program will work with faculty, share their experiences with fellow participants, attend seminars, and pursue refereed publications, and thus will acquire the skills for conducting independent research.

Research Areas:
·Trajectory planning and collision avoidance
·Advanced kinematic and dynamic control designs for mobile robots
·Model-based cooperative control.
·Intelligent controls (teaming behaviors, swarm intelligence, etc.)
·Simulation and optimization.

Stipend and Allowances:
Participants will be awarded a stipend and living allowance of $4000, as well as additional support for housing, travel, etc.

Deadline:  Mar 11, 2005.
Requirements: 1) US citizenship or permanent residency, 2) GPA 3.2 or higher preferred, and.3) Junior or senior status.  Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please download application form and instructions from

For Further Information:
Visit our web site at:, or, contact Dr. Zhihua Qu at email: or telephone: (407) 823-5976
Stipend: $4,000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/11/2005
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Zhihua Qu
REU Site Coordinator
P.O. Box 162450
Orlando, FL 32816-2450
Phone: 407-823-5976
Fax: 407-823-5835