[robotics-worldwide] Job Opportunity at iRobot

Mario E. Munich mmunich at irobot.com
Tue Aug 6 18:16:21 PDT 2013

Robotics Navigation Scientist

iRobot Employment Opportunity Profile

- _Title_: *Robotics Navigation Scientist*
- _Reports to_: VP of Advanced Systems and Technology
- _Location_: Pasadena, CA, USA

The Company:

iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was
founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists
with the vision of making practical robots a reality. In 2012, iRobot
generated $436 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the
robot industry’s top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and
software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the
NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT. iRobot’s corporate
headquarters are located in Bedford, Mass. The company also has offices
in California, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong.

iRobot has made some of the world’s most important robots. iRobot’s home
robots are revolutionizing the way people clean – inside and out. More
than 9 million home robots have been sold worldwide. The award-winning
iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaning robot is leading the charge. Roomba made
practical robots a reality for the first time and showed the world that
robots are here to stay. iRobot’s acclaimed line of home robots also
includes the iRobot Scooba floor washing robot, the iRobot Mirra pool
cleaning robot and the iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot.

As a pioneer in the robot industry, iRobot’s goal is to drive
innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by
fueling the era of robots.

To support and encourage the development of robot technology, iRobot
offers comprehensive resources for third-party developers, providing
information and products that facilitate the creation and easy
integration of new payloads, behaviors and capabilities on iRobot
platforms. iRobot collaborates with external developers from government
agencies, academic institutions and small and large businesses to create
and bring to market innovations that help warfighters and public safety
professionals tackle dangerous missions with less risk.

iRobot's Research Group performs cutting-edge research to meet the
advanced needs of sponsors with integrated robotic solutions. The
Research Group pursues R&D opportunities with leading academic research
institutions, businesses and other technology innovators, leveraging
experience as a systems integrator and putting together best-in-class
teams of partners from a wide range of technology areas.

With more than two decades of leadership in the robot industry, iRobot
remains committed to providing platforms for invention and discovery,
developing key partnerships to foster technological exploration and
building robots that improve the quality of life and safety standards

Position Purpose:
Design, implement, test and document robotics 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 algorithms for mobile robotics
navigation, particularly simultaneous localization and mapping, obstacle
avoidance and path planning, and sensor fusion. Strong emphasis is
placed on embeddable algorithms for consumer robotics applications.

- A solid engineering background with hands-on experience designing and
developing robotics systems.
- Understanding of and experience with any of the following:
behavior-based control, navigation, path-planning, obstacle avoidance,
SLAM, vision-based SLAM, estimation and control, and sensor fusion.
- Strong analytical skills and mathematical foundation.
- Good understanding of computer systems.
- Minimum of 3 years experience in algorithm implementation using C and C++.
- Algorithm development with Matlab.
- 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 Robotics or related field.

Nice to have:
- 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.
- Hands-on experience developing algorithms and building mobile robotics
- Embedded programming experience.
- Ability to build/assemble/modify electronic assemblies or robots into
various configurations for test purposes.

*Interested candidates should apply online to:
[https://careers-irobot.icims.com] or send email to
[dl-pas-careers at irobot.com]*

/An Equal Opportunity Employer/

Mario E. Munich, PhD
VP of Advanced Development
1055 E. Colorado blvd, suite 340, Pasadena, CA 91106
Ph: (626) 993-3317 - Direct extension within IRBT: 5317
Fax: (626) 993-3301
mmunich at irobot.com

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