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Robotics Engineering Intern

Company: National Oilwell Varco
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


Perform basic level tasks as required to develop good understanding of company methods, standards, and available resources within a certain field.


  • Perform other work related tasks as assigned.
  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures. FACILITY/GROUP SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Review existing drill floor equipment with a view to redesigning for use in hands free and/or automated pipe handling and drilling.
    • Conduct research on robotic hardware and software technologies to create new robotic systems or system capabilities.
    • Conduct research into effective, optimized path planning with advanced collision detection and/collision avoidance algorithms.
    • Participate in initial equipment conceptual ideas and development, specifications, and control requirements, for hands free and automated pipe handling and drilling, such as mobile omni-directional robots.
    • Research, assess, and where necessary design software and hardware systems for electromechanical equipment or systems, and advanced displays, advanced sensing, robotic platforms, computer vision.
    • Research, assess, and where necessary design software and hardware systems for robotic applications related to the drilling industry pipe-handling activities using robotic platforms, open source or commercial.
    • Introduce automated equipment and processes into oil and gas pipe handling and drilling, training aftermarket personnel to support after deployment. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
      • Currently in an Engineering Bachelors Degree Program BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
        • Well organized and self-driven
        • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
        • Ability to interact as part of a multidiscipline team with customers, vendors, and field operational staff to gather information required for analysis and support
        • Effective time management
        • Can-do attitude TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
          • Introductory e xperience with dynamic system analysis, feedback control systems (PID Control, MFA)
          • Introductory experience with software such as Simulink, R, MATLAB Machine Learning Toolbox.
          • Familiarity with microcontrollers, PLC, sensor technology, machine vision, 3D sensors and associated
          • Familiarity with robotics toolkits like ROS, and interfacing them to PLCs or other micor controllers.

Keywords: National Oilwell Varco, Houston , Robotics Engineering Intern, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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