[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Job openings in autonomous mobile manipulation at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Backes, Paul G (347G) paul.g.backes at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Oct 22 14:17:01 PDT 2016

Job Openings in Autonomous Mobile Manipulation at JPL

The Position:  The individual will perform research in autonomous mobile manipulation, including development and implementation of novel concepts, publishing, and writing proposals for new work.   The target application domain is autonomy for mobile manipulation systems.  Technology areas of interest include estimation of interaction state with the environment, automated generation of behaviors based on state of interaction, and coordinated manipulation between multiple mobile manipulation platforms.

Background:  Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. from a leading university and have significant experience in manipulation related technologies such as kinematics, dynamics, controls, estimation, path planning, autonomy, and robotic software system development.  Practical experience with hardware and field experimentation is valuable.

Who We Are:  The Robotic Manipulation and Sampling (RMS) group is one of ten robotics groups in the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www-2Drobotics.jpl.nasa.gov_&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=GVTvnrB2ElYvo_l_fkVx3JFmO4utI7iEvctFg5zBfxg&s=lAmIs1BhcoIRjcTxIudJDRWlrh3dgIZIVVvc-UYcBJU&e= ) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.   The RMS group provides controls and autonomy for manipulation and sampling applications.  We support NASA planetary robotics missions, such as to Mars and Europa, and develop technology for other sponsors such as mobile manipulation for JPL's RoboSimian robot in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.space.com_24406-2Dnasa-2Drobosimian-2Drobot-2Ddisaster-2Dresponse-2Dvideo.html&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=GVTvnrB2ElYvo_l_fkVx3JFmO4utI7iEvctFg5zBfxg&s=e1OR2LDvQgMlm4wOzkIdP5ZAwy8DKWvWtNTbobhKmPk&e= ).  Candidates who fit in one of the other groups are welcome to respond as well.

Location: Jet Propulsion Laboratory campus in Pasadena, California.

How to Apply: email Paul Backes at Paul.G.Backes at jpl.nasa.gov<mailto:Paul.G.Backes at jpl.nasa.gov>.  Include cover letter, C.V., and work eligibility status.  Include keyword "ms-job" in the email subject line.

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