Research and development internship (general/paid)

General /
Internship /
Gravis Robotics is a startup that turns heavy construction machines into intelligent and autonomous robots.  Our unique combination of learning-based automation and augmented remote control lets one operator safely conduct a fleet of machines—from anywhere in the world.  Our team has over a decade of academic experience honing the cutting edge of large-scale robotics, and is rapidly growing to bring that expertise into a multi-billion dollar industry.

About the Job
We are looking for passionate, skilled interns to join our team—and to actively contribute to the development and deployment of extraordinary construction robots. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, capable of working autonomously and in small teams, and should have a strong desire to solve exciting, challenging, and applied problems.
At Gravis, we engineer solutions at the nexus of hardware and software every day.  Your role would likely explore one or more of the following areas (based on experience and interest):

Focus Areas

    • AI-based control systems for heavy machinery
    • Environment perception and navigation planning
    • General field engineering
    • Industrial design
    • UI/UX design


    • Currently pursuing a degree at a Swiss university

Beneficial Experience (role based)

    • Master’s level study (i.e. in robotics, computer science, mechanical or electrical engineering, design)
    • Experience conducting research (e.g., through experience in an academic lab, or through previous internships and employment)
    • Track record of setting up and deploying software on autonomous systems
    • Experience with one or more general-purpose programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Python, etc.)
    • Proficiency with Linux, GIT, and the Robot Operating System (ROS)
    • Interest and/or experience in heavy construction
This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and versatile team, and to be part of a young startup that will revolutionize heavy construction. You will get the chance to apply your skills to critical tasks, while learning from a team of world-class robotic engineers. Gravis Robotics offers a fair market salary and an excellent working location in the heart of Zurich.

Gravis is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusion and diversity, and do not discriminate based upon race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.  All qualified people are highly encouraged to apply.