Working Student - Robotics and Controls (m/f/d)

Date: 13 Nov 2023

Location: Berlin, DE, 12489

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61845


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Key Responsibilities:

• Design and Analysis: Designing control systems and analyzing their performance to ensure they meet the required specifications

• Programming and Optimization: Writing and optimizing code to implement control algorithms, often using languages like Python, and tools like OpenCV for vision processing

• Hardware Interaction: Working with hardware including microcontrollers (like ESP32), robots, sensors, and actuators to develop and implement control solutions

• Testing and Troubleshooting: Testing control systems to ensure they perform as expected, and troubleshooting issues when they arise

• Collaboration and Documentation: Collaborating with other team members, and documenting system designs, code, and other aspects of the control systems development process



• Solid programming skills in Python

• Experience with ESP32 microcontrollers and OpenCV is desirable

• Familiarity with 6-axis robots and related software such as ROS is a plus

• Basic understanding of version control systems like Git

• Effective communication skills and a collaborative mindset


This position offers a hands-on experience in a cutting-edge research setting, providing a unique opportunity to learn and contribute. We encourage enthusiastic learners who are excited about automation and optical technologies to apply.