[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Manipulation Engineer on robot arm motion planning. Dorabot Inc. (Shenzhen, China)

Vivian Xie Vivian.Xie at dorabot.com
Sun Nov 6 18:22:36 PST 2016

We aim to gather the smartest robot enthusiasts to build fully autonomous
robot that can see and operate in human environment, bring a true robotic
future to life.

Mobile manipulators require complex 3D environment models and advanced
motion control to safely navigate in simple dynamic environments. In order
to allow true full automation in environments designed for human, we are
developing a new motion planner that allows complex mobile manipulators to
avoid all static, dynamic and unknown obstacles and generate collision-free
trajectories even while moving. In addition, the planner needs to obey all
task-specific constraints in terms of accuracy, visibility, restricted
end-effector orientations and kinematic singularities. We will take dynamic
optimization into consideration at the very beginning, in order to generate
time-optimized arm motion with this planner.

We are looking for a talented engineer/researcher with extensive hands-on
experience with robots. You'll be responsible for the development and
refinement of manipulation capabilities on our autonomous mobile
manipulator, including the motion planner stated above. You will be part of
the core R&D team within Dorabot, work closed with vision and application
engineers, focus on challenging scenarios such as random bin-picking ,
object placing, tool manipulating, all in spaces full of various obstacles.
We work in a fast paced, agile environment, where we constantly
collaborate, brainstorm & peer review ideas, and test proposed solutions.
We encourage continual learning within the team.

We work in a fast paced, agile environment, where we constantly
collaborate, brainstorm & peer review ideas, and test proposed solutions.
We encourage continual learning within the team.

*Required skills: *
- BS or MS in Robotics, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Mechanics,
Mathematics or a related field.
- Expertise in motion planning approaches for robotics, especially high
degree of freedom arms.
- Experience writing motion planners/controllers and applying them to real
world manipulation problems
- Experience with OpenRave/MoveIt!/OMPL/SBPL/ROS-Control or any other
motion planning/manipulation software
- Strong system integration skills
- High proficiency in C++
- Effective oral and written communication skills in English
- Love robots, eager to optimize "stupid" path plan that comes out of
current planner

*Preferable Skills: *
- Expertise in real-time motion planning for high DOF robot arms/mobile
- Knowledge of collision detection and checking, for example FCL
- Strong background on dynamics and dynamic optimization
- Experience on gripper design and/or grasping
- Python experience
- Experience working with industrial robots
- Experience with multi-core architectures
- Experience of speeding up algorithms by parallelization with GPU
- Experience in creating computationally efficient code
- Previous contributions to open source projects
- Experience of machine learning on real robot systems

*What We Offer: *
- Competitive salary and equity based on experience and contribution.
- Experience working with some of the best robotics minds of current time.
- Central location in Shenzhen, fastest hardware iteration speed in the
world (Get things done faster, no more waiting for hardware!).
- Relaxed and healthy working environment with fresh fruits & standing
- Free gym passes
- Language education (English & Chinese)
- Well funded by internationally renowned VC (Huge amount of money that can
be spend on developing robots).
- Opportunity to help bring fully autonomous, robotic future to life.

*Information About Dorabot: *

Founders' Background:
Tech-Robotic/Software Engineering;

Technology Focus: Software/Mechanical/Electrical, Vision, Motion Plan,
Grasp Plan, Multi-Robot & Artificial Intelligence

*Demo Video: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DkH1X-5F4kZf8g&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p6hnX3ksb1yzG2mzclwCbu80UFjfnekIxQLzWcBNMv4&s=xhcISz2w13O3MVpwdVPjJjBeTTmB0DAMst64F3jR_rA&e= 
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Please send your resume to *dream at dorabot.com <dream at dorabot.com>*

HR Manager
Dorabot Inc.

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