[robotics-worldwide] Opportunities in Robotics at JPL

Nesnas, Issa A (3473) issa.a.nesnas at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Aug 30 16:55:45 PDT 2012

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seeking candidates for multiple full-time staff and post-doctoral positions.  Selected candidates will conduct and support robotics research and development for a range of planetary and terrestrial applications.   We are recruiting candidates with strong research background, cross-discipline skills, and hands-on experience in the development of robotic software.  The research and application areas include autonomous robot navigation, vision-guided manipulation, planetary surface mobility and aerial surveillance.

Successful applicants would have:
-              Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
-              Background and experience in vision-based robotic control and autonomy
-              Strong skills and experience in robot software development, software architectures, object-oriented design, real-time event-driven software, multi-threading, and inter-process communication
-              Background in motion control, motion planning, kinematics, and dynamics
-              Field experience with robot deployment in outdoor environments
-              At least two years of programming experience in C++/C

Exceptional candidates with solid experience in vision-based autonomy and strong software skills would be considered at the Bachelor level.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of three references to:

Issa Nesnas (nesnas at jpl.nasa.gov<mailto:nesnas at jpl.nasa.gov>)
Supervisor, Robotics Software Systems Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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