Automatic Printer Device Locator
Xerox Managed Print Services deliver the most effective print service to a company from its fleet of printer devices. Helping end users to find the right printer according to her/his print need (colour, bindings, advanced finishing…) is one of these services. Even if printers are usually static, it sometimes happens that customers move them around for a specific purpose. When this occurs, the initial map is no longer up to date and indications for end users may be wrong.
In order to solve this issue, the Xerox Research Centre Europe is looking to develop an automatic way, for a printer, to locate its position and indicate it on a facility map. This solution needs to be generic enough to be applied quickly in any customer environment. Recent evolutions in “Internet of Things” may help to design and prototype a new system able to find where it is and to share information with the printer and the back end.
So far we have many ideas how to capture different signals and analyse them for this intent. We would like to investigate them more practically, by prototyping a system (sensor, signal processing and machine learning) and validating it. According to these experiments, refinement and new strategies will be required.
The successful candidate will be able to prototype the system, including easy sensor assembly thanks to Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi, and back end processing algorithms to interpret correctly signals (filtering, machine learning…). S/He will be able to design, implement and test the prototype with a good level of criticism to adjust it through iterations.
As part of the 2nd year of your Master Degree, or final year of your Engineering School, you are looking for an internship lasting 5 or 6 months. Your background is Software Development and Machine Learning, with a specialty in or taste for IoT and electronics.
Open-minded, creative, innovation driven and autonomous candidates are encouraged to apply. Ease with communication in English is compulsory, as it is the official language at XRCE.
The successful candidate will work in a stimulating international environment with a good intern community, together with engineers and researchers alike.
To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to both firstname.lastname@example.org and Yves.Hoppenot@xrce.xerox.com. Please specify "Automatic Printer Device Locator Internship" in your subject line.