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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] HRI position at Embodied, Inc.

Maja Mataric
We are looking for great HRI people, please see our ad below.

Maja Mataric’
Founder and CSO, Embodied, Inc.

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Senior Human-Robot Interaction Software Engineer
Embodied Inc. – Pasadena, CA

Join our team and mission to create robots that help people reach their full potential

Embodied, Inc.<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.embodied.me_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=8VnfC3J-AqLwuKCkDol7QmLPSdSLR6ZPdyxw9mkZi98&s=fG12fLipWbQbJ-TDOoxIm5r_eorY4xVuiwGBbu4YEf8&e= > (www.embodied.me<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.embodied.me_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=8VnfC3J-AqLwuKCkDol7QmLPSdSLR6ZPdyxw9mkZi98&s=fG12fLipWbQbJ-TDOoxIm5r_eorY4xVuiwGBbu4YEf8&e= >) is working to create groundbreaking products and services that impact people’s quality of life in meaningful ways. Founded and led by a diverse team of pros in robotics, AI and machine learning, entertainment, and consumer electronics, our mission is to bring positively disruptive technology to the full diversity of consumers.  We are securely funded by Intel, Osage, Amazon, and other investors.



From the heart of Old Town Pasadena in sunny Los Angeles, California, we are growing a team of passionate engineers developing a new product category from the ground up.



Ideal applicants have expertise in machine vision, machine learning including deep learning, human-robot/human-computer interaction, and/or AI.   Here are the details of the position.



Position Summary

Embodied is looking to add a talented and creative Senior Human-Robot Interaction Software Engineer to our growing technical team.  Responsibilities include:

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Design and develop a robot control system that intelligently handles inputs from a wide variety user-perception and interaction modules to bring a social robot to life
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Lead intelligent user perception and interactivity on the robot
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Work collaboratively with:
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Domain experts to implement robot features and behaviors specific to end-users' needs
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Creative team of writers and animators to design engaging robot content
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CV and ML experts to improve and personalize user perception
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Firmware and software engineers to implement behavior algorithms and content
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Have fun & learn while working at a startup with a great team and an incredible mission!


Minimum Qualifications

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5+ years developing complex interactive robot software
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BS/BA in CS, CE, EE, or Robotics (MS/PhD with focus in HRI/HCI preferred)
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A builder who loves using the latest in AI and human-robot interaction research to create lifelike interactive agents
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Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team
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Experience in the field of social or socially assistive robotics, building autonomous interactive systems
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In-depth understanding of machine learning methods to improve perception of user state(s) and personalize interaction
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C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Git; comfortable with both object-oriented and procedural programming


Preferred Qualifications

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Experience implementing dynamic control systems to synthesize lifelike movement on a robot
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Experience building robots with variable behavior, especially adapting behavior over time
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Experience creating software with a high level of interactive content (e.g., games, stories)
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Familiarity with software frameworks to efficiently create and manage content on a large scale
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Experience delivering production software for robotic systems, especially mass-market consumer items
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Deep understanding of the challenges of voice interactivity with an autonomous robot
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Experience designing, training, and implementing advanced person tracking and recognition
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Experience in designing and building conversational interfaces using STT, NLP, and TTS
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Familiarity with common cloud services for the above (e.g., api.ai, pullstring, kitt.ai, Alexa)
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Experience designing and building vision-based interactive systems using RGB and depth cameras (e.g., Kinect, RealSense)
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Familiarity with common vision system software frameworks (e.g., OpenCV, OpenNI)
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Familiarity with puppeteering and motion capture systems
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Android / iOS app development / delivery


Embodied is creating robots to help make the world a better place.  Come join us to make an impact!

Contact us at: [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>


At Embodied, we support diversity and we are an equal opportunity workplace.  We offer a competitive benefits package that  includes compensation, health benefits, ground-floor employee stock options, flexible PTO, and flexible schedules. We are a dynamic and diverse team that likes to push the status quo. Our work environment is collaborative, flexible, and very supportive of work-life balance.

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