[robotics-worldwide] Open position at CMU

Matt Mason matt.mason at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Jul 19 10:35:27 PDT 2010


The Manipulation Lab at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a skilled
programmer to develop software prototypes and enabling infrastructure for a
research project in the area of autonomous, robust manipulation.  The
programmer will play a lead role in an interdisciplinary team for developing an
end to end system for object recognition, environment modeling, manipulation
planning and control to enable manipulation in unstructured environments,
working on state of the art hardware including a pair of Barrett WAM arms,
vision and depth sensors.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a BS, MS, or PhD degree in Robotics,
Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related area. Applicants must have
significant experience with the design and development of robots and robotic
software systems. Software responsibilities will include writing, testing, and
debugging software at all levels, including high-level planning algorithms,
medium-level interprocess communication and system integration, and low-level
hardware device drivers and control algorithms. Applicants must have extensive
programming experience, particularly C, C++, and Python. Applicant must be a
creative problem solver, and must be able to apply a variety of software and
hardware solutions to the task at hand.  Applicants must be accustomed to
working in an interdisciplinary team environment with minimal supervision and
inflexible deadlines.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have technical background in
manipulation, especially in the areas of motion planning and force control.
Experience in hardware design is a plus, especially in in mechanical design
and construction of actuators and system accessories, and electrical design and
construction of sensors, power distribution systems, and signal
processing/conditioning circuits.

The position is available immediately.  To apply, please send CV, statement of
interests, availability, links to relevant publications, portfolio of past
projects, and three letters of recommendation to Matt Mason
<matt.mason at cs.cmu.edu> and Siddhartha Srinivasa <siddh at cs.cmu.edu>.


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