[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Exoskeleton Controls Engineer at Otherlab Orthotics

Tim Swift tim at otherlab.com
Thu Feb 26 12:11:55 PST 2015


At Otherlab, we are developing a new class of exoskeletons that has the
potential to be an order of magnitude improvement over conventional
technologies in both cost and weight. These exoskeletons are constructed
entirely out of high strength fabrics and use a pneumatic power train. We
are looking for a smart, motivated controls engineer to help develop the
software that will make this technology a reality.


Job Description:

The engineer will lead the development and testing of the software for
ultra-light fabric exoskeletons for performance augmentation of healthy
subjects. This includes the software for intent recognition and continuous
control (assistance trajectories and low level control) aspects of the
project. Previous experience developing software on robotic hardware is a
requirement and experience on exoskeletons is significantly preferred. US
Citizenship is strongly preferred.


Required Qualifications:

- MS or higher in engineering or physics with 3+ years of experience with
controlling robotic hardware

- Previous experience writing control software for robotic systems,
implementation on hardware

- Ability to speak physics and engineering fluently

- Ability to relocate to work at the Otherlab San Francisco office

- Ability to lead small teams and can be trusted to accomplish tasks
without supervision when required


Preferred Qualifications:

- PhD with 4+ years of experience controlling robotic hardware

- US Citizen or permanent resident

- Experience with the development of exoskeleton systems

- Experience refining and debugging software through the process of
hardware testing

- Experience with the design, sensing, and control of pneumatic or
hydraulic actuation systems


The position is available immediately and we will continue to accept
applications until it is filled. Interested applicants should email a
resume and cover letter to robot-jobs at otherlab.com. More information about
this position, and Otherlab as a whole can be found at www.otherlab.com.


- Tim Swift


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