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Senior Manipulation and Control Engineer

Location : Glendale, CA (On Site)
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 15422
Compensation : 100000.00 - 150000.00 USD/YEAR
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : Masters or PhD in Engineering or related field

Job Description :
Global leading AI robotics company is looking for highly motivated Senior Manipulation and Control Engineers to join the team in Los Angeles.  You will have the opportunity to work on the new portfolio of service robots for the healthcare domain as well as innovate on core technologies to differentiate our products. The R&D team is made up of a diverse set of skilled researchers and engineers with different areas of expertise including Autonomous Navigation, Perception and Computer Vision, Human-Robot Interaction, Manipulation and Control, Mechatronics, and Cloud Computing. The ideal candidate has a successful track record in production applications and will be able to work hand in hand with the team to deliver the newest cutting edge AI robotic ecosystem.  

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Define and execute both the short-term and long-term engineering and R&D plans, in Kinematics/Dynamics, Motion Planning and Control to support current and next-generation product development and frontier research.

  • Work with the local and global business, product, and R&D teams to define the requirements of the manipulation sub-system of our new robot product. Convert the designs into technical development requirements.

  • Work with R&D team members to design the overall solution to ensure that the R&D designs satisfy the requirements of the products.

  • Design and implement the major components of the manipulation sub-systems, including but not limited to motion planning, obstacle avoidance, motion control, force/torque control, admittance/impedance control, visual servo control, task validation, 3D environmental modeling, etc. Debug and test the overall manipulation system.

  • Work as an internal expert and consultant for other team members.

  • Track the state-of-the-art technology and conduct frontier R&D.

  • Actively attend international conferences and forums to present our work, publish research articles, and file patent applications.

  • Domestic and international travel required for internal meetings, external technical meetings, conferences, and partner discussions.

  • Other duties may be required from time to time.

Required Qualifications :

Basic Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and related fields.

  • Expertise in dexterous manipulation/grasping, arm motion planning, trajectory optimization, mechanism design, physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) and coordinated whole-body control.

  • Proficient in kinematics, dynamics modeling, system parameters identification and validation, and analysis of robot manipulators.

  • Proficient in using mainstream microcontrollers and SOC devices for robotic motion planning and control. Drive system integration and testing of both HW/SW of robotic manipulation systems.

  • Solid hands-on experience with Robot Operating System (ROS). Experience with MoveIt is a bonus.

  • Ability to deliver clean and efficient code (C/C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.) with organized documentation in Linux/Windows/MacOS. Knowledge and hands-on experience in version control (e.g., git) and code review.

  • Experience in perceptual/computer vision information-based manipulation systems would be a bonus.

  • Traceable research work with publications/patents in the area of robotic manipulation system development.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills. Self-motivated and passionate about robotics and AI.

  • Willing to work at different working locations when necessary.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

5+ years of experience in successfully conducting applied research or developing real robotic systems.

In-depth expertise with technical fields relevant to robotic manipulation with both system-level thinking and component-level development.

Passionate about exploring new areas and implement innovative ideas and concepts.

Familiar with building embedded robotic platforms and implementing embedded software on micro controllers.

Customer engagement with solid skills of strategical thinking, business development, and excellent execution to meet business requirements and deadlines.

Strong connection with global technical leaders, and academic researchers.

Work both independently, with other team members, and lead teams in a dynamic, and fast-paced environment.

Excellent skills in communicating with the executive management team.

Skills :
Application code Engineering Robotics
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