Charles River Analytics a developer of intelligent systems solutions, invited the Python Robotics high school team from Pelham, NH, to demonstrate its award-winning robot at Charles River’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA, on May 30, 2014. The Pythons placed 3rd overall in a FIRST robotics competition that took place in New Hampshire in March. The competition required teams to create robots that race after giant balls as well as pass and shoot.
A team at Charles River reciprocated by demonstrating its MULE-F robot, showcasing the company’s leader-follower technology that enables robots to follow an operator on foot autonomously—requiring no special equipment or teleoperation on the part of the operator. It is one of many advanced robotics technologies the company has developed in support of both military and civilian applications.
Charles River’s staff includes engineering and science graduates from the country’s top college robotics programs, many of which are based locally such as MIT, WPI, and Boston University. Several began their careers in Charles River’s internship program, which provides opportunities for students to work with a team of scientists and engineers to solve challenging real-world problems. Close to thirty students from high school and undergraduate programs are currently in the program, learning valuable careers skills while using the latest tools and technology.
To learn more about careers or internships at Charles River, visit www.cra.com/careers.