[robotics-worldwide] Job Opportunity at Evolution Robotics

Mario E. Munich mario at evolution.com
Tue May 10 15:47:28 PDT 2011

                          Robotics and Vision Scientist

Evolution Robotics Employment Opportunity Profile

    - _Title_:    *Robotics and Vision Scientist*
    - _Reports to_:       VP of Research and Development

The Company:

Evolution Robotics, Inc. is a robotics company that develops 
breakthrough technologies that revolutionize 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 innovative solutions for 
making machines sense and act autonomously.  We partner with consumer 
electronics companies to augment the capabilities of their products, 
such as the Sony AIBO(r) entertainment robot or WowWee robotic toys, or 
create entire new robotic products such as the Mint robotic mop and 
duster ([www.mintcleaner.com]).

Evolution is a recognized leader in industrial and 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, 
highly stimulating, and fun work environment. This team challenges the 
status quo in technology and pushes the envelope on what may seem 

Evolution Robotics is an operating company of Idealab!, a technology 
incubator known for having started many successful companies including 
Overture, CitySearch, and eSolar. We are located in 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.

Find more information about Evolution Robotics at our website  
[www.evolution.com] and see our technologies in action on YouTube  

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.

   - A solid engineering background with hands-on experience designing 
and developing robotics and/or vision systems.
   - 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.
   - Strong analytical skills and mathematical foundation.
   - Good understanding of computer systems.
   - Minimum of 3 years experience in algorithm implementation using C 
and C++.
   - Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
   - Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
   - Strong problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly.
   - *Minimum Degree*: PhD in Computer Vision, Robotics, or related field.

Nice to have:
   - Understanding of and experience with any of the following: 
behavior-based control, navigation, path-planning, obstacle avoidance, 
SLAM, vision-based SLAM, estimation and control.
   - Image processing experience including image sensors and image 
acquisition familiarity.
   - Embedded programming experience.
   - Algorithm development with Matlab.
   - Ability to build/assemble/modify electronic assemblies or robots into
     various configurations for test purposes.

*Interested candidates should submit their resume and salary history to: 
[careers at evolution.com]*

/An Equal Opportunity Employer/

Mario E. Munich, PhD
VP of Research and Development
Evolution Robotics
Ph: (626) 993-3317
Fax: (626) 993-3301
mario at evolution.com

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