[robotics-worldwide] Position at Oceaneering Space Systems for the Robonaut 2 project

Thu May 26 12:59:08 PDT 2011

Dear colleagues,

Oceaneering Space Systems is playing a key role in the development of the next generation of robots for use in the aerospace, undersea, military and automotive industries - this includes NASA's Robonaut 2. Robonaut 2 or "R2" is a dexterous anthropomorphic robot which takes humanoid robots to the next level - faster, more dexterous, and more technologically advanced than its predecessor. Oceaneering Space Systems engineers have incorporated leading edge control, sensor, and vision technologies and continue to provide mechanical, electrical, electronic, and software support for the project at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Oceaneering is searching for a highly motivated robotics engineer/researcher to join the team. This job is located at the NASA Johnson Space Center for the Robonaut Project. Qualifications: Graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in an applicable engineering field or equivalent is required.  Minimum of 5 years of practical engineering experience. Research background in visual servo control, impedance control, or grasp planning/control is preferred. Must have a proven ability to produce in a fast pace engineering development environment, understanding of advanced robot kinematics, dynamics, and control and experience in real-time algorithm development & software engineering. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required.

For more information about Oceaneering Space Systems, please go to www.oceaneering.com and click on Advanced Technologies, then click on Space Systems. Applications should be submitted on-line by going to www.oceaneering.com/careers/career-search, click on "Oceaneering Job Search", then search with keywords "Robotics Engineer".

Best regards,

J.D. Yamokoski, PhD
Robonaut Controls Lead
Dexterous Robotics Laboratory-Annex
Office: 281-244-0837
Cell: 352-226-5395

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