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Zurich, Switzerland | office/hybrid | full-time

mimic is an early stage deep tech robotics & AI start-up based in Zurich and supported by leading VCs. We give industry workers a helping hand for tedious manual labour tasks and mitigate labour shortages with a versatile automation platform. Our automation solutions, driven by dexterous robotic hands and cutting edge AI trained on human observations, bring a new level of AI embodiment to the real world.

We offer a variety of topics for master’s/bachelor’s thesis or semester projects for students across engineering and computer science disciplines. Next to exciting research opportunities you will have the chance to gain unique insights in building and scaling a high-tech start-up within the evolving generative AI & robotics space. After submitting your application we will get in touch with you to find a suitable research topic.



  • Enrolled Bachelor’s or Master’s student in Computer Science, Robotics, Mechatronics, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline.

  • Proficiency in at least several of the following technical topics:

    • For robotics/hardware projects: C++, ROS, ROS2, PCB design, actuation & controls, sensing, CAD design, FEM simulations, robot simulations (Mujoco), 3D printing, silicone casting

    • For AI projects: Python, deep learning frameworks (Pytorch, JAX, TF, etc), machine learning, deep learning, imitation learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning, robot simulations (Mujoco), large language models, multi-GPU training

  • Excellent academic track record

  • High motivation and problem-solving ability

  • Capable of both working independently and collaborating in a team

  • Fluent English speaker


Nice to have

  • First experience from internships or research projects


At mimic you will have the opportunity to shape a robotics & AI company from the ground up. In flat hierarchies you will work directly with the founders and some of the best talents in the robotics space. At mimic, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment we encourage everyone to apply and we are looking forward to you bringing along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives. Together we can solve some of the greatest challenges in robotics.

Please send your application documents, including CV and relevant certificates or references to:

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