Robotics Engineer - Intern

  • Vehicle Hardware
  • Internship
  • Santa Monica, CA

2021-01-16 23:19:53 UTC

Coco - Robotics Engineer Internship

Coco (formerly Cyanbot) is building the world's first mass market robotics company, beginning with sidewalk delivery robots. We deploy mobile ground robots in cities to create a cleaner, safer, and more accessible last-mile logistics solution.

About you
You're an experienced roboticist, whether that be from personal projects or prior internships. You have a strong understanding of ROS; you know your way around a terminal; and you're comfortable picking up a new sensor and wiring it up to a board. You're passionate about working with physical hardware, but most importantly, you've had plenty of experience working with electronics and writing software.

The role
As a robotics engineer intern at Coco, you will gain a ton of experience working on physical robots and making a large impact on our daily operations. This role is composed of two main functions: software and embedded electronics. You will write software that runs on the robots to accomplish a wide array of tasks such as: collision avoidance, hardware diagnostics, event logging, and data processing. You will also work directly on the hardware to improve sensor reliability and troubleshoot electrical issues. There is a strong emphasis on prior hands-on experience for this role.


  • Writing software to perfom tasks such as:
    • Data processing (video and other sensors)
    • Communicating with sensors
    • Performing hardware diagnostics
    • Event logging
  • Writing scripts to perform tests
  • Debugging electrical issues

Prior experience

  • Worked on physical robots or electromechanical systems
  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience with embedded computers/microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Nvidia Jetson line, etc.)
  • Proficient in C++ and Python
  • Development in a Linux environment

About the team
We’re a close-knit team, passionate about making on-demand delivery a better experience for customers, employees, and the community.

Coco is a venture-backed and early stage startup, so the environment here is high-energy, dynamic, and exciting. You’ll be working with top-performers with experience at the fastest-growing ops startups in the world. If you’re collaborative, energetic, have a competitive spirit, and love working in teams, you’re going to feel right at home.