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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Job Opening in Autonomous Manipulation at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Backes, Paul G (347G)
Job Opening in Autonomous Manipulation at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Position:  The individual will perform research and development in controls and autonomy for manipulation, including development and implementation of novel concepts, publishing, and writing proposals for new work.   The target application domains are autonomy for mobile manipulation and planetary sample acquisition and handling systems.  Technology areas of interest include estimation of interaction state with the environment, automated generation of behaviors based on state of interaction, and coordinated manipulation between multiple mobile manipulation platforms.
Background:  Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. from a leading university and have significant experience in manipulation related technologies such as kinematics, dynamics, controls, estimation, path planning, autonomy, and robotic software system development.  Practical experience with hardware and field experimentation is valuable.
Who We Are:  The Robotic Manipulation and Sampling (RMS) group is one of twelve robotics groups in the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section (www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.   The RMS group provides controls and autonomy for manipulation and sampling applications.  We support NASA planetary robotics missions, such as to Mars and Europa, and develop technology for other sponsors such as demonstrated by JPL's RoboSimian robot participation in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jpl.nasa.gov_video_details.php-3Fid-3D1382&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=F8YN5UKyA7p_BL-KKcGu8WT8BzbqnFt-usnqgx6YqTg&s=vQeyNouNn3gfBfV3D2NF6Dsvr3e_PG-jl6qrlpD375w&e=).
Location: Jet Propulsion Laboratory campus in Pasadena, California.
How to Apply: email Paul Backes at [hidden email].  Include cover letter, C.V., and work eligibility status.  Include keyword "ms-job" in the email subject line.

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Paul Backes, Ph.D.
Robotic Manipulation and Sampling Group Supervisor
Mobility and Robotic Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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