[robotics-worldwide] Several Positions in Humanoid Robots

Jerry Pratt jpratt at ihmc.us
Fri Mar 12 12:49:45 PST 2010


The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) has
opportunities in Pensacola, Florida for several outstanding individuals in
support of a new and exciting project to build a robust humanoid robot. See
http://robot.ihmc.us for information on our previous humanoid robot project.
The following positions are also posted at
http://www.ihmc.us/users/jpratt/hiring.html. 

We are seeking to fill a variety of positions including:

*	Robot Research Scientist 
*	Software Team Coordinator 
*	Robotics Software Developer 
*	Post-Doc in Humanoid Walking Control 
*	Summer Robotics Interns 

Robotics Research Scientist: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to develop
walking algorithms for a humanoid walking robot. PhD or Masters degree in
engineering or related discipline and extensive experience in development of
control algorithms for walking robots is required. Extensive experience in
the architecture, design and development of walking robotic systems is also
required, including in-depth knowledge of modern control techniques and
their strengths and weaknesses, current approaches to bipedal walking,
robotic control architectures, force controllable actuators, and sensors.
Preferred applicants will have a background of creating innovative solutions
for walking robotic applications with hands-on experience in physical
testing and construction of robots. Applicants must possess strong
programming skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills
(e.g. the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly)
and must be capable of working in a tightly coupled team environment.
Knowledge of, or a desire to learn, Java and agile programming techniques is
required. Position will require successful applicant to be authorized to
access federal research facilities.

Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable.  Email  robotjobs at maillist.ihmc.us
the following:  Curriculum vitae with 3 references; At least one
publication, or work in preparation, which demonstrates the required
expertise; Web link to a walking robot project along with a description of
your involvement; A one-page summary of how your research background and
interests align with the current position.

Software Team Coordinator: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to
coordinate a geographically separated software team of 15-20 developers who
are developing walking algorithms for a humanoid walking robot.  Masters
degree or equivalent with experience in product management and skilled in
managing software projects is required. Applicant must be familiar with
agile software development practices, object oriented programming, IDEs, and
programming techniques. Familiarity with robot control techniques is a plus.
Responsibilities will include planning the project; determining tasks that
need to be accomplished by the group; determining task priority; running
planning sessions; monitoring progress; preparing progress reports;
interfacing with the customer; performing code reviews; and verifying
adequate testing of the software.

Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable.  Email  robotjobs at maillist.ihmc.us
the following:  Curriculum vitae with 3 references; A one to two-page
summary of a project you have managed, how you approached it, the main
challenges and your progress and results.

Robotics Software Developer: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to help
develop the next generation of humanoid robots. Responsibilities will
include developing simulation and analysis tools, robot control modules, and
related software for simulating and controlling a humanoid robot.  Extensive
experience in software development and robot simulation or control is
required. The applicant must possess strong object oriented programming
skills in Java, C++, or C#, have strong communication skills (e.g. the
ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly) and be
capable of working in a tightly coupled team environment. Knowledge of, or a
desire to learn, agile programming techniques is required. The applicant
should recognize the value of professional programming practices. Experience
in robotics simulation and control software is desired.

Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable.  Email  robotjobs at maillist.ihmc.us
the following:  Curriculum vitae with 3 references; Web link to at least one
software project that you were involved in; Web link to source code if it is
available; A one-page summary of your software development background and
interests and how they align with the current position.

Postdoc in Humanoid Walking Control: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to
develop control techniques and algorithms for the walking control of a
humanoid robot.  PhD with relevant publications and thesis project in
robotics is required. The applicant must possess strong research skills and
familiarity with robotics modeling and control concepts and have a desire to
continue research in the area of Humanoid Walking Control.

Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable.  Email  robotjobs at maillist.ihmc.us
the following:  Curriculum vitae with 3 references; Web link to PhD thesis
and relevant papers; A one-page summary of your research goals and interests
and how they align with the current position.

Summer Internships: IHMC is seeking talented Summer Interns to be part of
the Humanoid Walking Algorithm team to develop software tools and techniques
for controlling humanoid walking robots. Interested individuals must
currently be pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science,
Mechanical Engineering, or related field and be interested in the dynamics
and control of walking. Applicants must possess strong programming skills as
well as strong oral and written communication skills (e.g. the ability to
communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly) and must be capable of
working in a tightly coupled team environment. Knowledge of, or a desire to
learn, Java and agile programming techniques is required. Preferred
applicant will have knowledge of robot dynamics, modeling, and control.

Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable.  Email  robotjobs at maillist.ihmc.us
the following:  Resume with references; Web link to any relevant projects
you have been involved in;  A one-page summary describing a robotics
problem, your approach to solving it, what would the solution be, how would
you implement it, what challenges would you anticipate facing, and how would
you overcome them.

 



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