[robotics-worldwide] Engineering Position at Meka Robotics

Aaron Edsinger edsinger at mekabot.com
Thu Jul 1 20:35:58 PDT 2010

San Francisco based Meka Robotics seeks a motivated R&D engineer with a 
strong mechatronics background to contribute to the design of a robotic 
hand. The position will be focused on the design, modeling, and 
characterization of a novel actuator concept. This will be require 
working closely with a small team to design prototype hardware, to 
develop analytical models of the prototype, and to invent novel 
approaches to low-cost manufacturing of the concept design.

A MS/Ph.D. degree in Engineering or related discipline is required, as 
well as strong experience in:

* Robotics and mechatronics
* Actuator design and characterization
* Modeling of non-linear and friction effects
* Implementation of force controlled actuators
* Design for low-cost manufacturing

Desired skills:
* Solidworks, C++, and Python
* Linux savvy
* Real-time programming and control
* General machine shop ability
* Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

This is a full-time position in San Francisco, CA starting September 1, 
2010. Pay is negotiable and DOE. Applicant must be willing to relocate. 
Meka Robotics is a spin-off from the MIT Computer Science Artificial 
Intelligence Lab. We develop dexterous manipulators and humanoid robots 
for the research community. Please submit your CV and any supporting 
material such as design portfolios to jobs at mekabot.com. No phone calls 

Aaron Edsinger, Ph.D.
Meka Robotics
San Francisco, CA

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