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Careers at the Robotics Institute
The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field. Faculty members hold primary appointments in the Institute and also in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the other units of the School of Computer Science. In addition to the Robotics Institute, the School of Computer Science is also home to the Computer Science Department, Language Technologies Institute, Machine Learning Department, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Institute for Software Research, and Entertainment Technology Center.

Types of Positions

  • Faculty Positions

    Tenure and non-tenure track positions, including teaching faculty, research faculty, lecturers, and systems faculty.

  • Staff Positions

    Technical and non-technical positions, including project scientists, research staff, programmers, administrators, executive assistants, and office assistants.

  • Postdoctoral Positions

    Short-term fellowships for recent PhD graduates.

  • Internships

    Summer and semester-long internships for undergraduates interested in robotics research.

  • Employers Seeking Students

    Lists potential job openings for current Robotics graduate students.

  • Students Seeking Employment

    Recent or upcoming Robotics Institute graduates who are looking for jobs.

Employee Statistics (as of 8 Mar 2010)


* Graduate students from affiliated departments also participate.