[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics Research Software Engineer, Ocado Technology, Hatfield, UK
graham.deacon at ocado.com
Thu Oct 13 04:47:46 PDT 2016
Ocado is the world's largest on-line only grocer. Ocado Technology is the
engine room that powers our business and develops our proprietary
automation. We are currently looking to expand our Robotics Research team
with someone who is happy to travel as necessary to integrate cutting edge
research work from specialist research groups into working systems that
provide real-world demonstrations of significant advances in the
understanding of the principles of robotics and human machine interfaces.
Initially much of this work will be part of the Horizon 2020 funded
SecondHands project (see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__secondhands.eu_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pZylvmyXvVnkKzOVN2-cz24iQEBGxOfjUsmoGzC2NNk&s=SQOZ_Pfik-MT2j_NYj6k6GgThUHqJiVxSBv5cGPfjnE&e= ), which is concerned with
developing a humanoid robot that is able to pro-actively offer assistance
to technicians performing routine and preventative maintenance tasks. The
project is designing and building a robotic assistant, and programming it
to work alongside human staff in an interactive and collaborative way,
using both natural language dialog and activity recognition, in order to
continuously dynamically re-plan the robot's behaviour within the context
of what the system has been taught about maintenance activities and the
The work of the Robotics Research Team extends beyond the SecondHands
project covering a number of topics ranging from production applications to
more speculative pursuits. The post is a permanent position that will
persist beyond the duration of the SecondHands project at which point the
successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in our diverse
portfolio of research projects with the possibility of helping to shape our
future research agenda.
More details of this vacancy and how to apply can be found at:
Dr Graham Deacon | Robotics Research Team Leader,
Ocado Technology, Titan Court, 3 Bishop Square, Hatfield Business
Park, Hatfield AL10 9NE.
Direct: +44 (0)1707 228553 | Mobile: +44 (0)7887 574032 |
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