Internship | Hand Gesture Control using Deep Learning


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Numerous science fiction movies have featured devices that can be controlled with touchless hand gestures. Implementations of such futuristic ideas in actual real-life products have long remained scarce but are slowly emerging. Examples are the hand gesture controlled interface in the new BMW 7-series, and the sensor being developed in the Google Soli project.

In this assignment you will be working on innovative machine learning algorithms that enable the recognition of hand gestures with a miniature radar sensor. The final goal of the project is to improve an existing experimental setup that has been developed by TNO. The work will consist of the improvement of the machine learning algorithms, as well as the recording of data that allows to train these algorithms for robust recognition of hand gestures. So would you like to broaden your experience in the field of machine learning? And does working with a miniature radar sensor and its software excite you? Than this project might be perfect for you!

What do we require of you?

You are in the final stages of your degree in artificial intelligence, physics, electrical engineering or a similar degree and you have a track record in the field of signal processing or machine learning. You have experience in programming in Python and/or Matlab, you are pragmatic and focused on making things work. Next to technical expertise we value communication skills and a results-driven attitude.

What can you expect of your work situation?

You will perform this assignment in the Department of Radar Technology. We are a passionate and creative group of professionals (60 people) dedicated to the specification, development and evaluation of innovative, high-performance MMICs, miniaturised and integrated RF subsystems, antennas and front-ends. The department is at the heart of novel, game-changing radar system and signal processing concepts for the military, space and civil domains.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career, an internship provides you with the opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO also goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us, you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your internship, and be given the scope for you to exceed yourself and your expectations. We also provide suitable compensation for internships. Click here to find more info about internships at TNO.

Application process

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. This process may take up to 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 3 consecutive months in the past 5 years, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, the process may take longer, but it is also possible that the application will not be processed. In most cases you can start after 3-4 months. Please visit for more information the AIVD website. Please note in your motivation letter what your desired and final start date is.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Bastiaan Dekker
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 63110

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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