Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute Summer Robotics Research Opportunities! for Undergraduate Students

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Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute 

Summer Robotics Research Opportunities!

for Undergraduate Students 

Applications accepted until January 15, 2022 at 12 noon EST

Program Dates: June 1 to August 5, 2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA




Passionate about Robotics & AI?

Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars <> provides high-quality undergraduate research experiences to propel your academic future (What is RISS?). Conduct research in robotics and artificial intelligence with over 50 pioneers the field (e.g. autonomy, field robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-robot interaction, computer vision, graphics, and space robotics). 


Join us for a summer of research, innovation, and discovery!


- Explore your research possibilities

-RISS 2021 Research Project Examples (Posters & Videos + Journal)

- Explore the student experience 

- Learn about CMU

- Visit the Robotics Institute!

- Attend an information session!

Quick Dates and Information

-Applications accepted November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022 at 12 noon EST

-The program runs from June 1 to August 5, 2022 (You must be available for the entire length of the program.)

-Apply at 

-Scholarships for both U.S. and International Undergraduate Students Available

-Hosted by the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

- The modality of the program will be determined by COVID-19 guidance provided by the leadership of Carnegie Mellon University. However, current planning puts the RISS 2022 program fully in person.

Scholarships fund your exploration. 

We believe every student should have the opportunity to explore research - that’s why RISS doesn’t let financial barriers hinder you from participating. If you are passionate about robotics, we’re here to help explore opportunities. 


You must value community and learning within a cohort! 

RISS is a learning community that thrives based on the active participation of all members (e.g., scholars, mentors, partners, and sponsors).


Open New Doors

When you join us, a team of mentors and tutors are ready to back you, passing on years of knowledge & experience, and helping you at every step. The program equips you with essential skills and knowledge so you are better prepared for graduate school and industry. You will also attend robotics talks and workshops that expand your perspective of the field. Your work over the summer will culminate in a presentation and published journal What you do here together will open doors for years to come.

Want to learn more? Have questions?

1.     Visit the RISS website to explore your research opportunities (examples from 2021) and learn about participating mentors

2.     Sign up for the RISS Newsletter for invitations to special talks, information sessions, and more!

3.     Review the Frequently Asked Questions:

4.     Attend an information session!


We look forward to connecting with you at an information session!


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