In the ASSISTANCE project, the goal is to help fire fighters by developing a platform where data from various sources (e.g. unmanned platforms, wearable sensors) will be integrated in order to inform FRs on potential hazardous situations.
What will be your role?
An explosion in an industry area (e.g., Rotterdam harbor) can cause injured humans, destructed buildings and infrastructure, chaos, and -possibly toxic- air pollution. Information about the dynamic situation is dynamic, incomplete, and sometimes uncertain, affecting task planning and performance continuously. Advancing the momentary situation awareness of fire fighter team members will improve safety and performance. In the ASSISTANCE project, the goal is to help fire fighters by developing a platform where data from various sources (e.g. unmanned platforms, wearable sensors) will be integrated in order to inform FRs on potential hazardous situations. The system prototype will be evaluated in three different evaluations with fire fighters.
Topics are, depending on your background and interest:
- How can the interaction between humans (e.g., the fire fighters) and unmanned systems (e.g., robots, drones) be improved? For example, how can procedures be formalized or/and working agreements be specified that support norm-based behavior, addressing contextual factors (agreements are adjustable within specific constraints)?
- How can trust and understanding of first responders be supported by explaining options and/or decisions?
What we expect from you?
You are a enthusiastic student with an ambition to work on a international project. You have a background in artificial intelligence or knowledge technology. Some experience with programming, experiments or statistics is a plus. You are also pragmatic, social and show initiative. You enjoy working on a challenging and socially relevant project.
What you'll get in return?
You want to work on the precursor of your career; an internship gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your internship and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable internship compensation.
TNO as an employer
If you would like to learn more about the department Human Machine Teaming, visit the website.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy by pressing the button on the website! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
* Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
Contact: Tina Mioch
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 65913