[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics Engineer Position at INRIA/IRISA-CNRS, Rennes, France

Paolo Robuffo Giordano paolo.robuffo_giordano at irisa.fr
Wed Oct 19 09:29:23 PDT 2016

The Lagadic group at INRIA/IRISA-CNRS Rennes, France


has an open position for a *Robotics Engineer* aimed at developing and 
managing the software/hardware integration of the quadrotor platforms 
available in the lab.


The engineer will be in charge of the hardware/software development for 
managing the group of quadrotor UAVs available in our lab (currently 6 
MikroKopters and 1 Iris). Some examples of activities are:

- implementation/testing/debugging of state estimation and flight 
control algorithms for the individual quadrotors

- implementation/testing/debugging of formation control algorithms

- integration of new hardware onboard the quadrotors (e.g., cameras, 
optical flow sensors)

- management (and development of new features) of the mission control 

- maintenance of the robot fleet (and associated hardware), and 
technical support to the other group members involved in activities with 
quadrotor UAVs


The ideal candidate is expected to have a strong background in software 
engineering (C/C++) for managing and extending the existing software 
framework used in the lab.
Good experience with implementation of state estimation/motion control 
algorithms for mobile robots (in particular quadrotors) is also 
expected, as well as the willingness to master new hardware/software 
tools, to be open to novelties (e.g., new sensors), and to be fond of 
testing robotics algorithms in real conditions.

A M.Sc. degree in robotics, computer science, applied mathematics (or 
related fields) is a minimum requirement, while a Ph.D. degree is a 
plus.  In general, the successful applicant is expected to possess a 
good level of maturity in code development and real implementations of 
robotics algorithms.

The applicant should be proficient in C/C++ and ROS. Good knowledge of:

- Robotic simulator softwares (such as Gazebo or V-REP)
- Matlab/Simulink

is a plus.

Finally, a good level of written/spoken English is also required in 
order to interact with the rest of the team.


The position is funded until April 2018 starting at the earliest. The 
candidate will be under the supervision of Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano


and will work in close collaboration with the other members of the 
Lagadic group involved in activities with quadrotors (examples: 
formation control using onboard vision, aggressive visual-based control, 
cooperative indoor localization/mapping).
Possible collaborations with other external groups will also be strongly 

Salary and health insurance are regulated by the French legislation and 
depends upon the successful candidate experience.


The Lagadic group (about 40 people, among which 9 permanent researchers 
and 20 PhD students)


is internationally recognized for its scientific activity as well as for 
experience in technology transfer in the field of visual tracking, 
visual servoing, computer vision and sensor-based control for robotics 

The facilities available in the group include:

- three 6-dof manipulator arms
- a 6-dof torque-controlled and backdrivable arm
- a pioneer indoor mobile robot
- two state-of-the-art human-size humanoid robots (Romeo and Pepper)
- a fleet of quadrotor UAVs
- an indoor large testing arena instrumented with Vicon

The Lagadic group is part of the INRIA/IRISA-CNRS lab that spreads its 
activities in 30 research teams working in computer science, signal 
processing, and control. It involves about 650 people, including 120 
professors and assistant professors, 100 full-time researchers, 80 
administrative staff, and 250 PhD students.


Interested candidates must send to Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano (prg [at] 
irisa.fr) the following material:

- motivation letter
- detailed CV
- name of two referees
- any relevant information for proving the experience and willingness of 
the candidate in designing, developing, and testing complex robotic 

Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Lagadic Team, Irisa and Inria Bretagne Atlantique
Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0)2 99842545
Fax: +33 (0)2 99847171
Email: prg at irisa.fr
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