[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Controls Research Engineer, Robotics at SRI International

sriinternational Robin.castillo at sri.com
Mon Nov 30 06:32:57 PST 2015

We are seeking a Controls Engineer for the Robotics and Medical Systems
Program at SRI International.  You will join a team of high performance
individuals to help lead the designs of a new generation of robotic systems
leveraging novel technologies and innovation created within SRI Robotics. We
are looking for demonstrated capability to innovate, lead new developments
and turn ideas into functional systems.  The candidate will have a passion
to break new ground with a background of developing practical solutions for
new technologies or products and enjoys the challenge and experience of
creating truly unique systems.

A recent focus within SRI Robotics has been on human-inspired robotic
platforms, including bipedal locomotion, scalable 6+ DoF manipulators, and
dexterous end-effector development. The ideal candidate will be motivated to
leverage these component technologies paired with legacy and additional SRI
project technologies to create new and novel robotic platform capabilities
targeting a breadth of government and commercial markets.

The position will require a wide breath of technical and interpersonal
skills, ranging from performing detailed engineering development to
interacting with customers and developing a vision for new programs.

•    Development, implementation and testing of novel control algorithms to
improve performance and enable new capabilities in manipulation and
•    Contribute and guide decisions, design and architecture of robotic
systems by understanding trade-offs between mechanical, electrical and
control software functions
•    Analysis and modeling of robotic systems

•    MS/PhD in controls related field (e.g. mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, computer science, etc.)
•    5+ years of advanced graduate or professional experience developing and
implementing control algorithms
•    Hands on experience and familiarity with robotic systems
•    Experience modeling complex electromechanical systems
•    Experience with C++/Matlab/Simulink/ROS/Python
•    Experience in force control is a plus
•    Machine learning background is a plus
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills

Other Requirements
--U.S. Permanent Resident status required.

Apply online at www.sri.com/careers
Job ID: 1019BR
SRI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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