Internship: Programming a Telepresence System

UNL's Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department is partnering with the Telemedic and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to develop a new surgical robot. We are looking for a CSE student, preferably a junior or senior, to help design the telepresence system for the robot. The system will enable:

In vivo telepresence, which includes collaboration regarding control of the surgical robot to perform various surgical tasks, such as identification and manipulation of tissues and organs, surgical procedures, etc.

Ex vivo telepresence, which includes collaboration regarding the establishment of the location and orientation of the surgical ports, setup of the surgical robot, and other ex vivo (bedside) interactions between the surgeon, the OR staff and the patient that occur during the surgery.

Minimum requirements:
1. Must have taken (or currently enrolled in) CSCE 310
2. Minimum GPA of 3.4
3. Interest in learning how to program network protocols
4. No medical knowledge is necessary

Pay is $11 per hour. The start date is flexible; you may start work part time this semester and/or start full time by May 16. Please send resume to