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NASA Johnson Space Center and The State University of New York at Buffalo are looking for a robotics engineer to help develop semi-autonomous grasping and manipulation technologies for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (Track A). This position will be based in Houston TX at NASA Johnson Space Center. The duration of this position will be between 15 months and 27 months. At the end of the project, the candidate will be considered for a permanent position working on other NASA robotics projects. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
The key qualifications for this position are strong programming skills, strong math skills, and enthusiasm for developing robots. The ideal candidate will have:
* a Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline,
* experience programming in C, C++, Python on a Linux platform, and ROS,
* experience “closing the loop” around robot sensors and actuators,
* strong math skills.
To Apply: Please email your CV/resume to Robert Platt at SUNY Buffalo.
Boston Dynamics (Waltham, MA) a leading developer of high mobility robots, and the maker of BigDog, LittleDog, PETMAN, SandFlea and other innovative machines, seeks an electrical engineer to help create the next generation of high-performance servo-controlled robots. We are looking for someone who can participate in multi-disciplinary cutting edge R&D teams to design, build, test, and deliver the most advanced dynamic robots on the planet.
For this position you will need a track record of building compact and reliable embedded electronics. We desire experience designing and developing small scale, high voltage amplification and switching circuits. Desirable experience would include electronics to support piezo-electric or electroactive polymer actuators. We seek a professional with 2 or more years of hands-on experience in the technologies described, and prefer candidates with a graduate degree. Strong interpersonal, speaking and writing skills are required. We desire experience ranging from concept through build, test, debug, and redesign. We are looking for a candidate who has experience in all of the following areas:
To Apply: Please send your resume to jobs@BostonDynamics.com.
Adept Technology is a global, leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics systems and services. Adept is currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the Software engineering team in Pleasanton, CA.
Desirable: - Knowledge of communication protocols, Ethernet, TCP/IP, FireWire, I2C, USB, CAN… - Knowledge of Linux, POSIX API, off-the-shelf RTOS, the GNUtool chain. - Experience with Agile or Scrum methodology.
To Apply: For more details and to apply, please contact Alexandre Haag, Director Embedded Software (or at (925) 245 8196).
Evolution Robotics is expanding his operation by hiring a Robotics and Vision Scientist. We are looking for an individual with a solid mathematical foundation and hands-on experience developing robotics or vision systems.
Position Purpose: Design, implement, test and document robotics and vision algorithms in C and C++ on Linux/Windows and on embedded platforms. One of the main focuses of the position is the development of novel vision-based algorithms for mobile robotics navigation, particularly vision-based navigation and vision-based SLAM. Another main focus is the design of state-of-the-art algorithms for fusion of vision and dead-reckoning information. Particular emphasis is placed on embeddable algorithms for consumer applications.
Nice to have:
various configurations for test purposes.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume and salary history to: email@example.com.
Autoliv has an immediate opening in Tremonton for a CONTROLS ENGINEER.
Under the direction of the Department Manager, provide engineering support by planning, directing and coordinating the design, manufacture, testing, quality and inspection associated with the manufacturing of initiators in the air bag industry. The qualified candidate would be responsibility for:
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus three to five years work experience in robotics and controls. Autoliv offers competitive salaries, comprehensive insurance coverage, 401(k) plans, and many other exceptional benefits.
To Apply: Forward their resume to Autoliv Human Resources, Attn: Shirlene Leavitt, 1360 N 1000 W, Tremonton, UT 84337 (Fax: 435-257-1020) or email.
iRobot seeks an experienced Director of Maritime Research Advancement for our Government & Industrial Robotics Division. The Maritime Research group develops novel underwater technologies to support the warfighter such as UUVs, sensor packages and payloads, and related systems and software. The research group is the leading edge of the work at iRobot and fuels future products and product enhancements. Working hand in hand with our government partners and sponsors, this group is partially supported by external research and development funding. Technologies currently in our suite include UUVs, gliders, and amphibious platforms of varying configurations as well as control software and mission/application level software for maritime platforms. The Director of Maritime Research Advancement will support iRobot’s mission by seeking external R&D investment for maritime research and will work closely with the government and the contracting community to build partnerships. The ideal candidate will have a range of experiences that include being a performer on R&D contracts, conducting business development activities, and spending time in the government.
Boston Dynamics (Waltham, MA) a leading developer of high mobility robots, and the maker of BigDog, LittleDog, Petman and other innovative machines, seeks an experienced software engineer to help create the next generation of mobile robots. We prefer an MS or PhD degree in computer science or engineering and significant hands-on experience developing, testing, and debugging software for real-time sensing and control systems. We are seeking a hard working individual with experience developing, debugging and optimizing real-time software for implementing closed-loop feedback control. We are looking for experience in several of the following areas:
To Apply: Please send your resume to jobs@BostonDynamics.com.
Boston Dynamics (Waltham, MA) a leading developer of advanced robots and the maker of BigDog, LittleDog, PETMAN and other innovative machines, seeks a control systems engineer to help create the most advanced, high mobility robots on the planet. The position will involve creating feedback control algorithms and real-time software that enables animal-like mobility in robotic systems. You will test your work on both simulated and hardware systems. We require a MS or PhD degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering or related discipline. You'll do well here if you like thinking about how things move and developing algorithms to make machines realize your vision. We are looking for experience in several of the following areas:
To Apply: Please send your resume to jobs@BostonDynamics.com.
SeeByte seeks strong software engineers for solutions based on SeeTrack, the mission-planning, monitoring, sensor-fusion and visualisation platform of choice for underwater remote systems. The post will be based at the SeeByte headquarters in Edinburgh.
SeeByte creates the world’s most advanced smart software for the latest generation of unmanned underwater vehicles, including autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for the military and offshore sectors. SeeByte also work in the Renewable Energy market providing autonomous diagnostic tools. Beyond visualisation and automation, SeeByte systems extract information to create awareness, which can be used to reason intuitively and autonomously. These technology and deployment capabilities make SeeByte-enabled remote machines more productive, safe and reliable; operational performance is significantly enhanced at a reduced cost.
SeeByte are looking to fill multiple engineer posts, based in Edinburgh to be filled immediately in Software Engineering. The successful candidate will be required to:
Desirable Skills: Ideally the candidate would have knowledge and experience in some the following skills:
To Apply: Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with an up to date CV, including current salary details and notice period.
Because of the nature of the work associated with this post, it is subject to special nationality rules and is open only to British, US or European Citizens. All selected candidates will be subject to background checking.
Ogmento seeks a Computer Vision Engineer with industry experience and strong academic background in pose estimation. The CV engineer will be responsible for the tracking module of Ogmento’s core platform. This module is to be used in most of our games and as such the Computer Vision Engineer will work closely with most of the other Engineers. The tracking module should be planned as portable as possible and optimized for mobile devices.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
To Apply: Send your resume (PDF) to email@example.com with the subject titles: “Computer Vision Engineer” and your name.
Meka Robotics (San Francisco, CA) is looking for a robot engineer to contribute to our humanoid robot projects. This position is ideal for someone who has a broad robotics background and a depth of experience at the hardware/software interface. We're looking for a candidate who has:
To Apply: Please submit your resume and any supporting material such as design portfolios to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hstar Technologies, Inc. has immediate openings for Robotics Control Engineers at its headquarters in Cambridge, MA, and at its research facility in San Francisco, CA.
To Apply: Please contact Jeff Scott in Operations.
Lecturer (Asst. Professor) in Mechatronics (Biorobotics)
The University of Queensland seeks applications for mechatronics / robotics teaching and research faculty. Those with biomedical / biomechatronics backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
Located in sunny Brisbane, Australia, UQ has a growing program in robotics and mechatronics. It is close to major robotics research centers such as CSIRO and the CyPhy laboratory.
To Apply: Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and statement addressing Selection Criteria to hr. Applications close 12 Oct 2011.
Associate Professor/Professor in Robotics and Automation
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's pre-eminent research intensive Universities and is consistently ranked amongst the world's top 1% for research quality. Our strong relationships with industry and organisations ensure that leading edge research expertise is translated into tangible benefits for the global community.
A unique leadership opportunity exists for an established or emerging leader in the field of robotics and automation to develop a world-class Research Centre in the School of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with industry and government. With an already impressive publication record the successful candidate will lead a group of existing academics to consolidate and improve the notable research profile of the School in this field. Research interests in this area are currently focussed on robotics, control, nanopositioning, autonomous underwater vehicles and mining automation.
Opportunities for collaborative research exist within the academic team and in the wider University within the Schools of Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and industry partners in the defence, mining, energy and manufacturing sectors. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake consultancy to industry and be actively involved in professional bodies.
The successful candidate will also teach robotics, automation or similar subjects of relevance to mechatronic engineering and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects and will be able to demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and research supervision. You should also have an outstanding track record of attracting government and industry funding and possess the leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills required to develop a world leading research centre.
To Apply: Email Sean Gillen for a Position Description and information. Applications close 22nd July 2011.
Full Professorship in Biomechanics
Areas of interest: biomechanics, biolocomotion, soft body modelling and deformation registration, artificial muscle mechanical modelling and control, mechanical design of bio-inspired devices, bio-inspired control, learning and adaptation, locomotion in fluids, experimental and computational fluid mechanics in the context of biolocomotion and any other areas related or complementary to the research in TUT Center for Biorobotics.
Duties: General responsibility for research and research education, teaching and supervision at graduate and postgraduate level and teaching at advanced and basic level. Participation in leadership and administrative roles of laboratory projects involving responsibility for budgets and personnel may be relevant. Demonstrated ability to attract external grants will be expected. Previous experience gained from research in industry or the public sector will be particularly relevant. The applicant should be able to demonstrate good leadership skills and high capability of cooperation.
Research environment: TUT Center for Biorobotics is a recently established rapidly growing multidisciplinary research center involved in several international research projects. It is well equipped for theoretical and experimental work in mechanics, control, fluid dynamics, CFD and parallel computing. We value free academic spirit, novel ideas on the borderline of science and technology, teamwork and cooperation over various disciplines. Estonia is an EU member state with a rapid growth, modern infrastructure and thin bureaucracy.
NASA Johnson Space Center and The State University of New York at Buffalo are looking for a research scientist to help lead the development of semi-autonomous grasping and manipulation technologies for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (Track A). This position will be based in Houston TX at NASA Johnson Space Center. This position will supervise a full-time robotics engineer and participation by PhD students to develop this capability for the NASA team. The duration of this position will be between 15 months and 27 months. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
The key qualifications for this position include:
* a PhD in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline,
* practical experience developing robot manipulation systems (preferably using ROS),
To Apply: Please email your CV to Robert Platt at SUNY Buffalo.
Postdoctoral researchers in robotics at the CSIR in Pretoria, South Africa
The CSIR Modelling and Digital Science (MDS) unit has temporary one-year positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in the Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems (MIAS) Emerging Research Area (ERA).
The MIAS group undertakes innovative research in field robotics. The main MIAS research areas are perception (including computer vision), navigation, planning and machine learning. The group offers the opportunity to work on exciting research projects, in a dedicated lab with state-of-the-art robotics platforms, sensors and equipment. The successful candidate will work on one or more MIAS projects.
Group projects are in:
Information on the MIAS group can be found at [http://www.csir.co.za/mias/]]
To Apply: Please see the position entitled “Postdoctoral researchers” here. Deadline is April 15, 2011.
Postdoctoral Positions in Robotic Surgery
Two highly qualified postdoctoral fellows are sought for the following projects:
(1) Robot Mechanics & Control - This position is to develop mechanics-based models and control algorithms for surgical robots. Strong mathematical and analytical skills are needed. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics or computer graphics and have experience in robot kinematics, dynamics and control.
(2) Robot Sensing & Control - This position will involve developing the control and sensing functionality for a set of promising clinical robotic applications. Strong control, programming and system integration skills are needed. The ability to work collaboratively with clinicians is also important. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a PhD in engineering or computer science.
Our Lab’s mission is to embed creative young engineers and scientists in the #1 US pediatric hospital. This ensures that we work on clinically important problems and enables us to rapidly transition engineering prototypes to a clinical setting for testing. More information on our lab can be found at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/dupont and http://biorobotics.bu.edu
Qualified applicants should respond by email as soon as possible to Prof. Pierre Dupont (Pierre.Dupont@childrens.harvard.edu) with a description of their qualifications, academic background, PhD thesis, publications, career goals and availability. The initial appointments will be for one year with the possibility of extension. Postdoctoral appointments will be made through Harvard Medical School.
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We are seeking a high quality candidate for a 3.5 year fully funded PhD project in robotics, to begin on or before 1st October, 2011.
The project will involve the use of Unmanned Ground Vehicles for teleoperated applications such as bomb disposal, and will be managed as a collaboration between Roboticists and Human Factors specialists at the University of Birmingham, UK, and senior scientists based at QinetiQ (manufacturers of the Talon and Dragon Runner military robots). This is an ICASE award, meaning that there is an emphasis on practical applications to industry, and the student will be able to gain valuable experience by spending some time with the industry partner and collaborating with industry scientists.
The project will explore the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for building modular telepresence systems for enhanced control and situational awareness during Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) operations. Specifically, the PhD research will investigate ways of combining a menu of sensing modalities at the robot platform, with a range of data display, control and human-system interface technologies, to provide human operators with the same level of detailed awareness they would have if they were actually co-located with the robot.
The project would be suited to a person with an interest in robotics and strong computer programming skills, but ideally having additional interests in virtual or augmented reality, data visualisation and/or human factors issues for human-computer interaction.
The student will have all tuition fees paid as well as receiving a competitive stipend and an opportunity to collaborate with industry on an exciting applied robotics project.
Student eligibility requirements for UK EPSRC Industrial CASE funding can be found here.
Typically students must have settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and have already been here for at least three years. Many EU citizens may also be eligible for full funding (fees and stipend) or partial funding (fees only).
Rustam Stolkin will be available at the Shanghai ICRA conference to meet with interested students - please email him if you would like to arrange a meeting.
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Dynamic Human Robot Interaction for Automation System Lab, Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM) has a PhD opening in the research field of Machine Learning and Robot Control.
Topic: Robot Learning for Manipulation Tasks
The research aims at learning physical manipulation tasks including constraints and dynamics information. The proposed concepts will be implemented on a mobile robot platform with two arms and integrated into the Multi Joint Action demonstration scenario within the DFG Cluster of Excellence, Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys).
Robot Learning by imitating humans has become an active research area in robotics that spans across machine learning, human robot interaction, and sensorimotor control. The available PhD research project aims at developing a new method for robotic learning for dynamic manipulation tasks which involves physical interaction with environment. The topic is not limited to imitation learning but the incorporation of other machine learning techniques is welcomed. Dynamics information is a key element for extending the learning of human motion primitives to learning of manipulation tasks. The robot should be enabled to learn the interaction forces which are necessary to fulfill the demonstrated task and be able to reproduce learned motion and force patterns. As a more complicated problem, learning appropriate impedance behaviors can be included. It is expected that the considered topics require a close connection between the higher-level learning methods with the lower-level real-time controllers.
The position is open immediately. The salary is fixed and follows the rules of the German governmental salary system. The PhD candidate will be supervised by Prof. Dongheui Lee at TUM.
To Apply: Please contact: Prof. Dongheui Lee. Include your CV, academic transcript, relevant certificates, and selected publications. Earlier submission is advisable.
Our group comprises a multi-disciplinary research team with projects in the areas of surgical simulation, medical robotics, medical image registration and biomechanics. For more information contact Prof. Karol Miller.
A PhD position is in robotics control is available, with a start in 2012, at the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at the University of California, San Diego. The PhD project is funded by and in collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a flagship laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, located in a scenic area near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The project: The project aims to develop novel motion planning and human-in-the loop control algorithms for the manipulation of objects inside Glove Boxes. A Glove Box is an instrument that provides a controlled environment for the manipulation or assembly of hazardous materials. A human can manipulate directly objects inside the Glove Box by means of special gloves; however, the potential risk of leakage makes remote manipulation and teleoperation attractive options for Glove Box upgrading.
Qualifications and requirements: The holder of the position will be expected to work on collaborative research with Prof. Sonia Martinez, Prof. Miroslav Krstic at UCSD and researchers at LANL. It is expected that the candidate will spend summer time at LANL and report to LANL via deliverables.
The candidate must hold an undergraduate degree preferably in either electrical/mechanical engineering or computer science, and have interest in control theory, modeling, and robotics. Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required. Some demonstrated work experience in a research project or a MS degree will be a plus. Good programming skills on Matlab/Simulink or C/C++. The candidate must be a US Citizen.
To apply: Send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Prof. Sonia Martinez.
For more information you may also contact Dr. Martinez.
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