[robotics-worldwide] [JOBS]: Robotics Controls Engineer Position at Pneubotics

Jon Pompa jon at otherlab.com
Fri Oct 6 10:59:26 PDT 2017

[JOBS] Robotic Controls Engineer Position at Pneubotics (Long Beach, CA)

About us:

Pneubotics is looking for strong candidates to help build the world’s first
soft robotic arms. We have reimagined robots from the ground up to produce
soft machines that are stronger, safer, and more efficient in construction
and operation than ever before. We are now building the core team that will
help our robots take their first steps into the world.

Pneubotics is an Otherlab company based in the Mission district in San
Francisco. (Note, the position is in Long Beach, CA, see below.)  We offer
a vibrant environment, competitive benefits, and the chance to help guide
the direction of a new company. As we grow our small, tight-knit team we
are looking to hire people who have an appetite for solving hard problems.
If you have a background in creating sophisticated machines or building a
company and have a strong desire to tread into the unknown, we would like
to hear from you.

The position:

We are looking for an engineer with experience implementing control systems
to help teach our compliant robots to interact with the world around them.
These robots will operate in unstructured environments on land and
underwater. As part of the research team you will help define a new
standard in manipulation where robots seek out and take advantage of
contact as opposed to avoiding it. In order to develop effective control
laws, this person will need to analyze and understand messy non-linear
systems and produce simple (but not too simple) models that describe their

Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing control
algorithms in software, integrating new sensing/state estimation methods,
and bringing up/debugging new hardware systems.You will be responsible for
identifying and implementing changes to all parts of the robotic systems
including hardware, electronics, and software. Software work will include
system side UI, path planning, and state estimation, as well as embedded
control, communication, and sensing code. The problems we are solving are
complex and require someone who can work fluidly in a small team.

This position will involve a period of several months working primarily in
San Francisco to become familiar with the team and the technology. It will
then be permanently located in or near Long Beach, CA at our SoCal research

Ability to work in the U.S. already established.
Availability immediately or in the very near future
BS in mechanical engineering or similar field with at least two years
Experience implementing classical and (preferred) modern controls
Good understanding of physics and mechanics
Proficiency in at least 1 programming language other than MATLAB
Willingness to tackle difficult problems and take on a bit more
responsibility than they’d really like

MS or above in mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics, control
systems or similar
Demonstrated ability to control physical systems
Hands on experience writing software to control physical systems
Has worked in C++, Python, Linux, and ROS
Experience running real-time control with a network of embedded processors
Motion planning or computer vision experience a big plus
Comfortable with linear algebra, robot kinematics, representations of 3D
Familiarity with textiles and inflated structures

Please email a resume and brief description of your qualifications to
robot-jobs at otherlab.com

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