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Students/interns - Student Researcher Shy Technology (Bachelor/ Master Thesis) (m/f/d)

Intern / Student · München

About us

tacterion is a high-tech startup based in Munich and was founded in 2015 as a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). tacterion develops and markets a unique sensor technology called sensorskin. Based on our sensorskin technology, plyon® is our first product platform. It combines a highly flexible sensory layer that measures interaction and pressure on any surface with algorithms to understand how users interact with it. This patented technology was originally developed for robotics and provides the sense of touch for products and machines. tacterion’s sensitive surface layers enable the next generation of truly interactive and responsive products.

Why we need you
World-leading companies approach us as partners for novel products and services in the areas of human machine interaction. We are looking for a student researcher that wants to describe his/ her final thesis (bachelor or master) at tacterion and push the boundaries of what is possible today. With your drive, ingenuity, and hands-on attitude you will work on key developments together with our engineers.
What to expect
tacterion is more than a sensor company. We are at the forefront of a new generation of interfaces. With the help of advanced materials like plyon we will develop new products that are truly human-centered and thereby fundamentally improve its users’ overall experience. Shy Technology is a trending field in the area of human-machine interaction. Every morning we wake up to an omnipresence of technology that surrounds the very fabric of our daily lives. We believe that shy technology is designed to act unobtrusive, naturally and modest, and thereby will tremendously change the way people interact with products and each other. As student researcher, your task will be to research different design pathways and user interaction models around the trend of Shy Technology. Although a key part of your thesis will be based on a thorough review of academic literature, you will have the chance to build of own “Shy-Tech” prototype and test its use in an experiment with test users. Depending in your skill set and previous experience, this prototype can be more or less hardware-focused.
Your profile in short
  • Experience with product design and human-machine interaction principles
  • Knowledge of embedded system programming in C, C++ is a plus
  • Student of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Design, Media Informatics, or similar
  • Fluent in German and English, excited by tough challenges, ready to work hands-on
  • Available for minimum six months 
Why you will love tacterion
We offer a creative and solution-oriented work environment to unleash your full potential and development as a person. With an eight-digit investment to fuel our growth over the upcoming years, we offer the mentality of a dynamic high-tech startup combined with the financial soundness and long-term commitment you would expect from your employer.
  • Thesis opportunity in a dynamic and motivated startup team
  • Insights into the daily operations of a fast-growing high-tech startup
  • Startup work atmosphere with the opportunity to quickly take over responsibility 

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