Are you interested in bipedal robots? Do you want to gain hands-on experience with robot hardware, electronics, and software? Help our team build a duplicate of our small biped robot (EcoWalker) and document the process.

We are looking for:

Internship student or Scientifc assistent (HiWi) m/f/div

Starting as soon as possible ('ideally starting at the beginning of January, not later than February)

    Your tasks:

    We are looking for an student with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechatronics, mechanical engineering or robotics to support our project for 3-4 months.

    Possible tasks include:

    • documenting and improving robot control code
    • assembling, debugging, and documenting the robot’s electronics
    • 3D-printing and manufacturing of robot parts
    • assembling, debugging, and documenting the robot’s hardware.

    The position will allow you to gain hands-on experience with robotic hardware. You will be part of our ongoing research in bipedal robotics and human walking.

    Your profile:

    Ideally, applicants should have:

    • high motivation
    • a bachelor's degree in a related subject
    • strong academic performance in relevant bachelor’s courses
    • good programming skills in Python/MATLAB
    • hands-on experience working with hardware (sensors and actuators)
    • experience with 3D-printing
    • hands-on experience working with electronics
    • outstanding documentation skills
    • detail-oriented work-ethic
    • interest in working in an international and inter-disciplinary research group
    • good oral and very good written skills in English
    • familiarity with Solidworks/Inventor

        We offer:

                                  For an Internship: Students will be paid 2035 EUR (gross) per month for a full-time internship if the internship is voluntary, i.e., not required by the study program of the student.

                                  Student assistant: Students with a bachelor degree will be paid €13.03 per hour. Working time up to 20 hours per week.

                                  Contact and Application:

                                  For further questions please contact Bernadett Kiss at

                                  Please upload your application (your CV plus a one page motivation letter) by following the link:

                                  The posting is open until 31.01.2024. Preference will be given to applications received before 30.11. 2023.

                                  The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in its workforce in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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