Axpo

Advanced pattern recognition with robotics

Axpo is driven by a single purpose – to enable a sustainable future through innovative energy solutions. As Switzerland's largest producer of renewable and nuclear energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power, we combine the experience and expertise of more than 6000 employees driven by a passion for innovation, collaboration and impactful change. Through cutting-edge technologies, we innovate to meet the evolving needs of our customers in over 30 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.

Your responsibilities
In this project the student will have the opportunity to work within the Digital and Innovation team of Axpo’s nuclear division. The project includes the following tasks:

  • Dive into the realm of futuristic tech by evaluating drones and four-legged robots with cutting-edge sensors for autonomous condition monitoring in nuclear power plants.
  • Unleash the potential of Lidar, integrated cameras, and acoustic sensors to revolutionize the routine inspection of power plant components.
  • Embark on the challenge of developing an anomaly detection algorithm, pushing the boundaries of advanced sensing technology.
  • Explore the intricacies of thermal and acoustic sensors for anomaly identification – a journey into the heart of innovative problem-solving.
  • Immerse yourself in a data wonderland, dissecting Lidar, thermal, acoustic, and optical data to extract pearls of insights.
  • Craft a strategy for sensor fusion, where the magic happens in merging multiple sensor modalities into a data-driven anomaly detection algorithm.
  • Bring the algorithm to life – a neural network-based anomaly detection model poised to make waves.

Your profile

  • Engineering: Optimize data management for robotics and instrumentation interaction.
  • Pragmatic Thinking: Apply practical solutions to challenges.
  • Data Analysis and Python Programming: Interpret data and develop algorithms for anomaly detection.
  • Excellent Communication: Collaborate with industry partners for project success

We offer
You will have the opportunity to work alongside nuclear experts and apply your academic and research background in real industrial applications. In this project you will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid mode (office work in main headquarters in Baden and home-office). In addition, you will do regular visits at the Leibstadt nuclear power plant. Depending on the outcome of the project, the internship could be extended and/or a master thesis topic could be proposed.

Contact

Axpo Power AG offers 18 internship proposals for the Summer 2024.
Please, apply online using the following link by 21.02.2024
In your online application you can specify for which of Axpo’s projects you are interested in.
A selection day will follow at beginning of March at Axpo’s HQ.

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