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

Paolo Robuffo Giordano paolo.robuffo_giordano at irisa.fr
Wed Mar 27 07:36:34 PDT 2019

The Rainbow team at Inria/IRISA 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. 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/testing/debugging of on board computer vision or deep 
learning 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 from June 1st 2019 until May 31dt 2020 (1 year). 
The candidate will be under the supervision of Dr. Paolo Robuffo 
Giordano and Fabien Spindler



and will work in close collaboration with the other members of the 
Rainbow 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 encouraged.

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


The Rainbow team


is internationally recognized for its scientific activity as well as for 
technology transfer experiences in the field of visual tracking, visual 
servoing, computer vision and sensor-based control for robotics 
applications. The facilities available in the group include three 6-dof 
industrial manipulator arms, a 6-dof torque-controlled backdrivable arm, 
two 7-dof torque-controlled robot arm (Franka), a pioneer indoor mobile 
robot, two humanoid robots (Romeo and Pepper), a fleet of quadrotor 
UAVs, and an indoor testing arena instrumented with Vicon.

The Rainbow group is part of the Inria/Irisa 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.


Instructions on how to apply can be found at


The position will remain open until a satisfactory candidate is found

Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Rainbow 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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