NoRILLA is based on research in Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. They are developing a new patented mixed-reality educational system bridging physical and virtual worlds to improve children's STEM learning and enjoyment in a collaborative way. It uses depth camera sensing and computer vision to detect physical objects and provide personalized immediate feedback to children as they experiment and make discoveries in their physical environment.
NoRILLA has been used at multiple school districts, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center and informal play spaces like IKEA and Bright Horizons. Research with over 200 children has shown that it improves children's learning by 5 times compared to equivalent tablet or computer games. It has been awarded Mister Rogers Scholarship, Sprout's EdTech Refinery grant, National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and Innovation Fellowship through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CMU to turn our research into a start up to benefit society. It also recently received a Golden Award in Cultivating Curiosity at Reimagine Education.
HCII has recently received an NSF (Advancing Informal STEM Learning) grant in collaboration with Science and Children's Museums around the country to expand the Intelligent Science Stations/Exhibits and develop the AI technology further. The Human Computer Interaction Institute is looking for a full-time Software Engineer to take the project even further.
Core responsibilities include:
Take the project further by -
Developing new modules/games, computer vision algorithms and AI enhancements on the platform
Deploying upcoming installations
Participating in research activities around it
The project has both software and hardware components.
1 year of Software Engineer or equivalent experience required.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
Familiarity with computer vision, Processing/Java, game/interface development and/or robotics preferred.
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Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Internal Number: 2015632
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.