[robotics-worldwide] Robotics Positions at US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Messina, Elena elena.messina at nist.gov
Wed May 1 13:50:45 PDT 2013


Dear Colleagues,

The Intelligent Systems Division (http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to hire up to
four staff members to fill key roles in our Manufacturing Robotics Program
(http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/ps/nextgenrobauto.cfm). Positions are based at
the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Candidates must be U.S.
Citizens and should be recent (or upcoming) PhD graduates who have
knowledge of or expertise in one or more of the following areas:

 
Position 1:  Expertise in planning and reasoning to support measurement
science to enable manufacturing robots that are more adaptive and
flexible.   Expertise in industrial robotics, knowledge representation,
modeling, and high-fidelity simulation.  The candidate will serve as a
project member of the Knowledge Driven Planning and Modeling project
(http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/ps/knowdrivenplanmodel.cfm).  Specific areas
of interest include:  intelligent and autonomous robots, knowledge
representation formalisms for autonomy, ontologies, control architectures
for autonomous robots, robotic assembly, high-fidelity modeling and
simulation, human-robot collaboration, performance metrics.

 
Position 2: Expertise in state-of-the art sensing for autonomous robots.
Expertise in real-time vision, particularly for advanced applications such
as human-robot collaboration in manufacturing assembly cells. The
candidate will serve as project member developing measurement science for
perception projects (http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/ps/robpercwkspsitaware.cfm
and  http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/ps/robperidlocpartass.cfm).  Specific
areas of interest include:  intelligent and autonomous robots, computer
vision, 3D sensing, sensor fusion, real-time image processing, human-robot
collaboration, performance metrics.

 
Position 3:  Expertise in adaptive control and machine learning to support
measurement science to enable manufacturing robots that are more adaptive
and flexible.   Expertise in industrial robotics, knowledge
representation, and cognitive architectures.  The candidate will help
define the technical plan for developing measurement science to enable
robots that can be rapidly tasked and can deal with high degrees of
uncertainty in their tasks and environments. Specific areas of interest
include:  intelligent and autonomous robots, symbolic and metric knowledge
representation, cognitive or adaptive control architectures for autonomous
robots,  robotic assembly, human-robot collaboration, performance metrics.
 

Position 4:  Expertise in state-of-the art manipulators, hands, grippers,
and other grasping tools for industrial assembly robots.  Expertise in
mechanical design, control, and sensing (tactile, force, etc.) for robotic
hands and grippers.  Candidate will serve as a project member developing
measurement science for dexterous manipulation
(http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/ps/dexmanpartgraspassem.cfm).  Specific areas
of interest include:  intelligent and autonomous robots, robot dexterity,
tactile sensing, adaptive grasp planning, force sensing, performance
metrics, sensor fusion, smart assembly.
 

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Elena
Messina (301-975-3510, elena.messina at nist.gov) or Mike Shneier
(301-975-3421, michael.shneier at nist.gov).  Candidates must be United
States Citizens.  The Department of Commerce/NIST is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.




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