We are always interested in highly motivated master students joining the lab! 
If you are already admitted to the PhD program at CMU Robotics Institute, welcome to the department! We have multiple positions open this semester so please contact Prof. Temel as soon as possible to discuss research opportunities. 
If you are interested in working with us, please apply to Robotics Institute or Mechanical Engineering departments and mention Prof. Temel's name in your statement. Once you apply, you can send an email to Prof Temel about your application.
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We are always interested in highly motivated master students joining the lab! 
If interested, please email at



We are always interested in highly motivated undergraduates joining the lab. Read through these tips to see if undergraduate research might be of interest to you.
Do some research before talking to me. Are the projects described on this webpage of interest to you? Which ones? Why?
Be selective with your research project. Make sure that you have a clear goal and it is something that you will enjoy. When you start getting bogged down with midterms, you will need this enjoyment to pull you into the lab.
Setup a project schedule, especially if you are a procrastinator. Have a good idea of how much time you will be able to spend on this project. This is not just the white space in your schedule! Your classes will take time too.
Talk to people. I can't stress this enough -- you will learn the most when interacting with other students.
Document your work. The highest goal in research is to have others use what you have done. They can't do this if you don't write (or type) it down.
Research is hard. Undergraduates are often involved in completely new research directions in our lab which means that the original goal is not always successful. Motivation, creativity, and hard work are most important here.
If this still seems interesting, contact Prof. Temel via email. If she doesn't respond within a couple days, send another email. Be persistent.
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