Robotics 6D Pose Estimation (Internship)



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023
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Are you ready to make a difference towards mobility for all? Woven by Toyota internships may be the place for you. In this internship program, you will participate in one meaningful project that impacts our future key results, and work with our colleagues as one team. Our world-class engineers will be your mentors, supporting you in order to provide you with a fruitful experience. We look forward to hearing from engineering students who have a strong passion to make people’s lives better and happier, and to create products that innovate the world through technology!
Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree with an expected graduation date Dec 2023 – Mar 2025
*Must be in School
Start Date: August 1, 2023 or September 1, 2023
Internship Duration: 3 months
Timing: 3-5 days on weekdays
Salary: Hourly wage
Work Location: Nihonbashi (Head Office), Higashifuji
・The program is expected to be onsite.
・International air tickets, visa support, and temporary housing will be provided to international students.
・Temporarily housing will be provided for those students who are outside of the Tokyo region.
Start date: August 1, 2023
International students: April 9, 2023
Local students: May 28, 2023
Start date: September 1, 2023
International students: May 14, 2023
Local students: June 25, 2023
*Please note that the position may be closed prior to the due date. Please apply as soon as possible.
The Woven by Toyota Robotics Group was recently established in 2020. Our focus is on creating core competencies for next-generation robotics businesses. The Toyota Woven City project, which was also announced in 2020, will act as one of our big test environments, in which our developed robotics capabilities and applications will work on how best to contribute to better living. To make it happen, we are seeking highly talented individuals with whom to take on these challenges together. We have two guiding mission statements:
To extend the capabilities of robots through R&D targeting solid long-term results.
To develop applications and services through frequent PoC (proof of concept) experiments vetting new core robotics technologies
Our core members have been deeply involved in developing robots (specifically humanoids and mobile manipulators, such as Toyota Motor Corporation's HSR) for many years. We have multiple mid-career members and people who have international work experience.
We also work very closely with Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in the USA and other entities across the world, sharing resources and ideas, in order to accelerate each other's technological development. By doing all of this, we aim to cultivate a bright new era of Japanese business culture, including openness, honesty, collaboration, and a healthy work-life balance.
For more information about Woven City, please visit: https://www.woven-city.global/
We are looking for engineers who are passionate about Robots and are excited to work forward with the Toyota Woven City project with us. This position conducts research and development in a 6D Pose Estimation technology for home robot applications. It is important to pick and place the household object precisely in the various home environments. We expect you to investigate and develop a 6D pose estimation method with RGB-D images for a large variety of objects. We have an infrastructure to generate required dataset easily and already have high quality 3D assets of a wide variety of objects for evaluation. We are happy to support you but more than happy to see new ideas or integrated demonstrations.
・Survey 6D object pose estimation technologies using RGB-D information
・Prototype the software of 6D object pose estimation and test it for a large variety of household objects
・Currently pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in computer science, engineering or a similar major with an expectedgraduation date December 2023 – March 2025 *Must be in school
・Must be available for a 3-month on-site internship in the summer of 2023
・Have no more than 24 months of professional full-time work experience in the technology field (excluding internships, research and/or teaching assistant roles, and military experience).
・Software development experience using Python/Pytorch on Linux
・Experiences in developing Machine Learning applications
・Write a report of maximum 2 pages on one of the following papers and submit it when you apply for this position:
“Masked-attention Mask Transformer for Universal Image Segmentation”, Bowen Cheng, Ishan Misra, Alexander G. Schwing, Alexander Kirillov, Rohit Girdhar.
"A Smooth Representation of Belief over SO(3) for Deep Rotation Learning with Uncertainty",Valentin Peretroukhin, Matthew Giamou, David M. Rosen, W. Nicholas Greene, Nicholas Roy and Jonathan Kelly.
*The submission should contain a summary of the approach, an analysis of the strong points and potential shortcomings of the algorithm.


  • Knowledge of Vision Transformer
  • Knowledge of Category-level 6D pose estimation
  • Knowledge of Bingham distribution
  • Business level English
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
Meaningful Projects that contribute toward your team’s goals and have an impact on our success.
Committed Mentors aligned for each intern for guidance and managers to support you throughout the internship.
・Structured Midpoint Evaluations that share real feedback on how you are growing both technically and professionally.
Professional Development and Fun Events to ensure you are learning and enjoying the summer.
Final Project Presentations that showcase your excellent work to our Woven by Toyota community.
・Our interns enjoy many benefits, perks, and housing assistance for the duration of the internship.
・As your internship wraps up, you will be considered for a return offer as a full time employee, to start when you graduate.
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