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We are seeking a control system engineer, who has extensive experience developing control systems for running robots, to be part of the IHMC FastRunner robot team. The ideal candidate must be passionate about legged robots, dedicated to writing clean, readable software, and have a PhD degree, with thesis focused on legged robots. 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. The preferred applicant will be looking for a 12 to 24 month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, but we will also consider other full time applicants.
Minimum requirements for the successful candidate:
Applicants not submitting all of the required application materials will not be considered. Updates to this announcement may appear at http://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