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We are seeking a highly experienced expert in robot manipulation to be part of the IHMC DARPA Robotics Challenge team. The ideal candidate will have a track record for getting real robots to perform challenging manipulation tasks and be dedicated to writing clean, readable, reliable software. Candidate should have experience with standard control theory, robot kinematics, dynamics, and control concepts, and object oriented programming. Applicants must have good communication and documentation skills, and thrive in both a team and individual environment.
Develop control algorithms and user interfaces for controlling the IHMC Mina exoskeleton. Write software for testing and diagnosing exoskeleton hardware. Work with exoskeleton pilots to determine user needs and improved interfaces. This is a full time position. Information about the Mina project can be found at www.ihmc.us\mina.
Minimum requirements for the successful candidate:
Applicants who do not follow the application instructions at http://ihmc.us/superstar/ will not be considered. Updates to this announcement may appear at Visit www.ihmc.us/robotjobs
Application Deadline: Open until filled
IHMC is an EEO/AA Employer
IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.
Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive or perceptual prostheses, much as eyeglasses are a sort of ocular prosthesis. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify them.
Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.
IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL