Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Associate Professor

Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab. Delft University of Technology

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I am teaching the course "Robot Motion Planning and Control" (SC42090) in Q3.

BSc internships / research assistantships

Our department does not offer any such positions for external students.

MSc projects

Every year we accept several students from the MSc Robotics, the Vehicle Engineering track and the BioRobotics specialization within the MSc Mechanical Engineering. In exceptional cases, we also supervise students from other MSc studies - if you are interested please see below the information that we require from you. Although projects can start anytime, most projects start in the fall and we try to announce them in the spring. We advise interested students to contact us several months before the intended start date.
For students interested in a longer research experience (e.g. if you would like to publish an article during your MSc thesis or do a PhD afterwards), all of our MSc Thesis and Literature Survey assignments can be extended with a Research Assignment in the same topic. We do not offer separate Research Assignments - only those linked to an MSc thesis project.

In the following link you can find a list of available MSc projects.
Please first contact the daily supervisor to discuss the project.
Available MSc thesis projects


Several companies working in robotics or transportation offer internships (and sometimes MSc projects) for MSc students. Some companies that you may reach out to are: 2getthere, Lowpad, Motional, TNO, Vanderlande, Siemens (autonomous cars), Lely, Verity Studios, any car manufacturer, Amazon (application is almost one year in advance), Demcon Unmanned Systems, Via, Uber, Ortec, Connexxion... You may also find many more companies searching the websites of Robovalley and Yes! Delft.


We can occasionally accommodate (additional) highly motivated students in MSc projects or in ongoing projects before their graduation stage.

If you are interested in working on a project with us, please send us ca. 1 academic quarter before the intended starting date an e-mail including:
- a short CV (½ - 1 page)
- BSc & MSc transcripts
- a short motivation letter
- BSc thesis (PDF)
- any other information that might be relevant for the application

The motivation letter should state:
- what are you interested in? What would you like to achieve?
- the type of assignment you are interested in (more theoretical/more applied)
- whether you prefer a project at the TU or at a company
- the intended starting date
- your relevant experience (studies, technical projects, internships, hobbies, etc.)
- programming languages and related (C, C++, Python, ROS, etc.)

Past courses

- Invited lecturer in the course "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" at TU Delft
- Invited lecturer in the course "Intelligent Vehicles" at TU Delft
- Mentor and invited lecturer at MIT 2016: Duckietown: 2.166 Autonomous Vehicles
- Tutorial on Multi-robot Systems at RSS 2015: Optimal Control and Optimization Methods for Multi-Robot Systems
- Teaching Assistant at ETH Zurich 2012:
Autonomous Mobile Robots