[robotics-worldwide] Job Opportunity at Evolution Robotics

Mario E. Munich mario at evolution.com
Fri Nov 9 11:20:54 PST 2007

*Title: Junior Robotics Engineer*

*Company:* Evolution Robotics

*Location:* CA - Los Angeles

*Report To:* VP of Engineering

*The Company:*

Evolution Robotics, Inc. is a robotics company that is developing
break-through technologies that are revolutionizing robotics for the
mass market. The recent convergence of low-cost mobile computing,
wireless communication, and sensing technologies has not only made the
development of mobile robotic products possible, but also economical for
mainstream usage. Evolution Robotics develops breakthrough solutions for
making machines sense and act autonomously. We partner with consumer
electronic companies to augment the capabilities of their products, such
as the Sony AIBO® dog or the WowWee robotic toys, or create entire new
robotic products such as the eVac robotic vacuum cleaner from Sharper

Evolution is a recognized leader in the industry and the academic
communities. The company has assembled a world-class management team
composed of leading robotics experts and consumer products business
leaders to make the company's vision of providing useful robots at
affordable prices a reality.

The Evolution Robotics team operates in a highly dynamic and very
collaborative environment where the flow of ideas is encouraged from all
parts of the team. The team of extremely talented engineers and
scientists at Evolution has created a unique and highly stimulating and
fun work environment. This team challenges the status quo in technology
and pushes the envelope on what may seem impossible.

Evolution Robotics is an operating company of Idealab, a technology
incubator known for having started many successful companies like
Overture and CitySearch. We are located in the beautiful and sunny
Pasadena, in Southern California. Hosting scientific institutions like
the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and
national events like the annual Tournament of Roses, the city is
considered the main cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley.

*Position Purpose:*

Design, implement, test, and document robotics and vision algorithms in
C/C++ on Linux/Windows and on embedded platforms.

The position responsibilities also include validation and
characterization of the products developed at Evolution Robotics
including the Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP), embedded
solutions for vision and navigation, and robotics components and
hardware. The position also entails providing customer support by
helping customers solve problems and replying to customers requests via
email and phone.

The position involves a substantial portion of "hands-on" work and
requires an individual able to work independently with minimal supervision.


    * Hands-on experience developing robotics or vision systems.
    * Working knowledge of C/C++ and scripting languages.
    * Working experience in both Linux and Windows.
    * Experience validating complex systems involving hardware, software
      and mechanical components.
    * A solid engineering background with hands-on design and
      development experience.
    * Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    * Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
    * Strong problem solving skills and a fast learner. Strong
      analytical skills.
    * Minimum Degree: BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering ,
      or related field.

*Nice to have:*

    * Ability to build/assemble/modify electronic assemblies or robots
      into various configurations for test purposes.
    * Understanding of and experience with any of the following:
      behaviorbased control, navigation, path-planning, obstacle
      avoidance, SLAM, fuzzy logic, estimation and control.
    * Understanding of and experience with any of the following: object
      recognition, structure from motion, 3D reconstruction, ego-motion
      estimation, feature extraction and matching, face recognition.
    * Hands-on design and development experience of software and
      hardware products.
    * Experience developing embedded systems.
    * Experience in validating consumer or robotics products.
    * Familiarity with XML, Perl, Shell scripts.
    * Commercial SDK development experience.


careers at evolution.com <mailto:careers at evolution.com>*

An Equal Opportunity Employer

©2007 Evolution Robotics

Mario E. Munich, PhD
VP of Engineering 
Principal Scientist
Evolution Robotics
Ph: (626) 535-2871
Fax: (626) 535-2777
mario at evolution.com

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