[robotics-worldwide] RESEARCH STAFF - Autonomous UAV Systems, HRL Laboratories (Malibu, CA)

Kim, Kyungnam (Ken) kkim at hrl.com
Mon Aug 19 13:06:40 PDT 2013

HRL Laboratories (http://www.hrl.com/laboratories/labs_issl.html, formerly known as Hughes Research Labs) is looking for full-time research staff in Autonomous UAV Systems with US permanent resident or citizen status.

EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Math or related fields

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to design, develop and implement perception and control algorithms for autonomous flight. Tasks will include the development, simulation, evaluation and implementation of algorithms and models, as well as porting to hardware. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience on one or more of the following areas: nonlinear control, autonomous flight, Self Localization and Mapping (SLAM), computer vision, neuromorphic systems, machine learning, and signal processing. Experience in "hands-on" implementation and porting of algorithms to low-power mobile hardware platforms and autonomous systems (e.g., micro-UAV quadrotor). Experience in developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: modern control theory, computer vision, signal processing, neuromorphic systems, machine learning, programming skills, particularly proficient with C/C++, and/or Matlab. Experience with hardware language programming, standard open-source robotic software, e.g., ROS, OpenCV, PCL, and SLAM packages a plus.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.
Application instructions: Applicants "must" hold US permanent resident or citizen status. Email your resume or CV to dkhosla [at] hrl.com & kkim [at] hrl.com.

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