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Job Title: Robotics Research Software Engineer
Rate:£40K to £55K Per Year    Benefits: Bens
Description: Robotics Research Software Engineer

Working for a leading technology business responsible for the design and development of almost all the software that runs their highly automated business. The robotics research team is working on sensor-guided robotic systems to further improve the efficiency of their operation.

Their primary goal is to find the best way to deploy robots in the production of customer orders. In order to do this they pursue cutting edge research into state of the art algorithms, sensing technologies, and manipulation techniques.


They are currently looking to expand the robotics research team. Ideally, candidates should be happy to travel internationally as necessary to integrate cutting edge research work from specialist research groups into working systems that provide real-world demonstrations of significant advances in the understanding of the principles of robotics and human-machine interfaces.

* Participate effectively in investigating and implementing sensor-guided robotics solutions to a wide variety of automation problems
* Take an active role in the choice of technologies and techniques used in the delivery of robotics application demonstrators.
* Perform mathematical modelling and algorithm development to achieve real-time sensor-guided robot motions.
* Develop software that implements practical solutions to specific robotic applications.
* Documentation of theoretical developments and their software implementation.
* Demonstrate working systems and thoroughly test them to establish their operational limits.
* Attend regular meetings to report on progress and share ideas
* Work closely with other team members on issues relating to design and requirements.


2:1 or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in one of the following subjects:-

* Computer Science,
* Joint Maths & Computing
* Robotics, Mechatronics, Cybernetics or another Engineering discipline with a strong software engineering component.

A post-graduate qualification, ideally a PhD, in a relevant area, or a demonstrable track record of the ability to perform novel work in a cutting-edge environment on challenging projects.

Skills Required

Candidates are sought with strong mathematical skills and experience of using them in the development of software in a number of the following domains: -

* robotic grasping and manipulation
* robot motion planning including compliant motion
* impedance control
* programming by demonstration
* learning by imitation
* robot task planning
* sensor guided robot motions, particularly vision guidance
* 3D computer vision
* machine learning (kernel methods, neural nets, HMMs, reinforcement learning)

The primary development language is C/C++ in Linux.

Knowledge of ROS would be highly desirable.

Other software development skills of interest are those applicable to distributed systems and message passing between heterogeneous sub-systems, multi-tasking/multi-threading, and real-time systems.

Candidates with experience of integrating a number of disparate sub-systems into a coherent working whole would be of particular interest.
Skills Required: Robotics, research, PhD, Machine Learning, C, C++, ROS, RTOS, Real-Time systems
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration:
Contact: Mike Belmar Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 02079530000 Contact Fax: 020 7953 0001
Reference: NP008975RRSE Added: 18-10-2017
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