Robotics Research Scientist

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

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Less than 5 years

Posted 194 days ago

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Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist to lead and contribute to the broad area of telerobotics, including novel approaches to human-robot teaming, machine vision, robot manipulators, autonomous control, robotic surgery, and deep reinforcement learning for physical systems.

Duties:

(Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task)

1. Conduct original research in novel telerobotics and human-robot teaming to overcome key technical barriers for remotely operated robot systems and supervised autonomous robot systems. This includes contributing to and/or leading applied research in areas such as human-machine interactions, dexterous manipulation, computer vision, AI applied to robotics, and other related topic areas. (60%)

2. Develop, apply, implement, and demonstrate original research applied to military, space, disaster-relief, health care, and other real-world applications. (20%)

3. Provide input to team leads and other researchers to help define research vision and inform technical direction, and support reporting of accomplishments and contributions to sponsors and research community. (10%)

4. Prepare scientific manuscripts and whitepapers summarizing results to communicate impact of research, develop concepts of operation with mission relevance, and engage with sponsor and stakeholder community. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Qualifications

RequiredQualifications:

•MS or PhD Degree in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent and 3 years experience in any of these areas.
•Demonstrated ability in selecting, developing, and applying robotics and human-machine teaming approaches to complex challenges.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical issues effectively and appropriately for a wide range of audiences.
•Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and lead teams.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts effectively and appropriately for a wide range of audiences.

DesiredQualifications:

•Experience with common robot frameworks and modeling tools such as ROS, Gazebo, and/or OpenCV.
•Software engineering / programming experience, with hands-on experience in at least one of the standard development tools/languages such as Python, Java, C++/C, MATLAB, and R.
•Demonstrated capability to carry out original research beyond incremental application of existing techniques, as evidenced by publications in premier conferences.
•Research records that illustrate in-depth understanding of underlying theory necessary to develop novel solutions to address unique real-world challenges.

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