Internship: Integrating multiple cameras in an Unmanned Survey Vessel

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Are you looking for a challenging and educational internship? Then you are at the right place at DEMCON Unmanned Systems!

About Demcon

Each one of our companies differentiates itself in its own domain with unique expertise and skills. This way they help customers improve their performance and achieve more. On the basis of their passion for technology our companies are able to combine forces. By sharing knowledge and working together we increase our social impact. Demcon unmanned systems is a developer and producer of electric autonomous unmanned vessels.

What are you going to do?

At DEMCON Unmanned Systems several boats have been developed that are able the sail a planned mission based on RTK-GPS data. These Unmanned Survey Vessels (USVs) will be extended with collision avoidance strategies based on LiDAR data in the near future. The vessels will then be able to autonomously avoid obstacles using data from the LiDAR. It is also desirable to extend the sensor suite by multiple cameras so that a 360 view can be obtained around the boat. This camera data can then be used for avoiding obstacles as well.

During this internship the student will design a system to incorporate cameras into the sensor suite. The images from the camera should be acquired and stitched together. The stitched image is then to be converted to a Robotic Operating System (ROS) message so that is can be published to other system nodes. The next step is to calibrate the data of the stitched image to the LiDAR data so that each LiDAR point can be assigned a colour value, which is convenient for filtering, segmentation and classification purposes. It is important to design the camera system and accompanying software in such a way that the cameras can be replaced in a modular fashion.

The student will have to design, implement and test autonomous functionalities on embedded systems. During the implementation phase the student will have to program in C++ and experience with this programming language is therefore desirable.

What do you bring to the table?

  • Following a MSc. (WO) study in the technical direction of:;
    • Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science;
  • Basic understanding of programming
  • Experience in C++

What do we offer you?

  • Possibility to design your internship assignment yourself and to focus on your own wishes.
  • You will receive a direct day-to-day technical supervisor.
  • Market-based internship fee

Do you have any questions about this position?

Do you have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us via  or via 088 – 115 20 00. See you soon!

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application procedure.

Does this vacancy appeal to you and are you curious about the application process? This goes as follows:

1. Apply
You have applied! We will discuss it internally and respond as soon as possible.
2. Phone call
We got acquainted briefly and want to get to know each other better.
3. First call
See if there is a match from both sides and if the expectations are correct.
4. Second call
We investigate a possible collaboration more closely.
5. Offer
We both see the match! Let’s make you a suitable proposal.
6. Contract
Your response to the offer is positive. We are going to finalize the collaboration!