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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Sr. HRI Software Engineer and Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Embodied, Inc.

Maja Mataric

 Embodied, Inc.<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.embodied.me_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=k6g_FoRGjkedxTBXObKzNMiNn1dZ_1nyMHtlAtA5cpw&s=HbfY3VqbbS2A6dVuoUyaGjY86PWaB8BD3bR8AdisxmA&e=> (www.embodied.me<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.embodied.me_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=k6g_FoRGjkedxTBXObKzNMiNn1dZ_1nyMHtlAtA5cpw&s=HbfY3VqbbS2A6dVuoUyaGjY86PWaB8BD3bR8AdisxmA&e=>) is a growing team of passionate engineers, therapists, gamers, and more developing products and services that leverage robotics to impact people’s quality of life in meaningful ways. We are creating a new product category from the ground up that values and caters to the full diversity of our consumers.

From the heart of Old Town, Pasadena in sunny Los Angeles, California, our diverse team is founded and led by experts in robotics, AI and machine learning, entertainment, and consumer electronics. We are securely funded by Intel, Osage, Amazon, and other investors.
We are currently looking for a Senior Human-Robot Interaction Software Engineer and a Senior Mechanical Engineer. The positions are described in detail below. At Embodied, we support diversity and we are an equal opportunity workplace.  We offer a competitive benefits package that includes compensation, health benefits, employee stock options, 401(k) match, 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.
Senior Human-Robot Interaction Software Engineer Position Summary
Responsibilities include:

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Design and develop a robot control system that intelligently handles inputs from a wide variety of user-perception and interaction modules to bring a social robot to life
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Refine interactive skills for dyadic interaction, such as turn taking
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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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Computer vision and machine learning experts to improve and personalize user experience
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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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B.A./B.S. in CS, CE, EE, or Robotics
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A builder who can balance cutting edge techniques from AI and human-robot interaction research with proven methods to create lifelike interactive agents
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Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team
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Experience building autonomous interactive systems
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C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Git; comfortable with both object-oriented and procedural programming


Preferred Qualifications

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M.S. with focus in HRI/HCI, Robotics, or CS
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Experience in the field of social or socially assistive robotics
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Experience delivering production software for robotic applications
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Experience implementing robot interactivity using person tracking and recognition
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Experience creating software with a high level of interactive content (e.g., games, stories)
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Experience in any of the following:
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Designing and building computer vision based interactive systems
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Synthesizing multi-modal data (camera, sensors, audio) to expand a robot’s interactivity
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Designing and building conversational interfaces and virtual agents that utilize a full conversation pipeline (STT, NLP, TTS)
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Leveraging user-testing data to improve and refine interactivity

Senior Mechanical Engineer Position Summary

Responsibilities include:

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Conceptualize, design, develop, test and verify complex mechanisms
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Hands-on work prototyping, validating, and testing mechanical/electromechanical assemblies for eventual high volume production
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Creating production ready drawings
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International travel is expected for this position
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Work collaboratively with:
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Domain experts to design mechanisms specific to end-users' needs
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Electrical and firmware engineers to collaborate on software-controlled electromechanical systems
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OEM and vendors to bring the robot to mass production
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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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BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred
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3+ years experience
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Solidworks CAD experience required
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PDM experience


Preferred Qualifications

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Plastic Injection molding
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Sheet Metal design
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Gear-train design
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CM assembly line experience (DFM/DFA)
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FEA analysis
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DFMEA
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Production ready engineering drawings including GD&T (ASME Y14.5)
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Rapid prototype experience, including 3D printing, silicone molding/investment cast
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Experience with soft-goods a plus

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

Contact us at:
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