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Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

2018-10-10 21:18:43| Canadian Plastics Headlines

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots. The post Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down appeared first on Canadian Plastics.

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Robotics Engineer

2018-09-30 18:26:56| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

ispace Europe is seeking a highly motivated and talented Robotics Engineer to join its team and develop tomorrows lunar exploration technologies. About ispace ispace is a private lunar exploration company whose vision is to expand and sustain humanitys presence in space by utilizing resources available on the Moon. ispace was a Google Lunar XPRIZE finalist and its 4kg SORATO rover won the XPRIZE mobility milestone award. In addition to rovers, ispace is developing lunar landers with two missions already scheduled for launch in 2020 and 2021. ispace Europe is the companys regional office located in Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe. We are developing ispaces next rover missions that will prospect for lunar water and thereby set the first milestone toward lunar ISRU. ispace Europe core engineering competences are in lunar science, rover navigation, mission planning, data processing, and mission systems engineering. We are a diverse and growing team, motivated by the challenges of the Lunar Frontier, and determined to achieve the companys vision. Role description The Robotics Engineer will be responsible supporting ispace Europes current RD projects as well as leading and developing her or his own. The position requires a strong candidate passionate about handson work in our analogue lunar lab and who is comfortable with developing and debugging both hardware and software. Your first job will be to develop and benchmark robotic systems before implementing them on our flightready hardware. You will to build a Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping solution together with our SLAM expert and electrical system engineer. This new SLAM capability will improve the localisation knowledge of our rovers, as well as produce topological maps of the environment and its resources. Responsibilities Manage, maintain, and operate ispace robotic systems and lunar analogue lab Work closely with our engineers and researchers to help integrate and test novel robotic technologies for autonomous navigation Implement and test efficient and reliable code modules for localisation functions image processing, sensor data fusion, data management, etc. Integrate new hardware sensors, processors and software modules onto the development testbed interfaces management, harness manufacturing, protocol testing, debugging, etc. Manage software versioning and documentation Implement tools and systems for the reliable operation of our development rovers Handle automated testing setup Bring in new processes and tools that enable our RD department to continue to grow and remain state of the art Work with the business and communications teams to organize RDrelated PR events Speak up, identify risks and issues, define and manage mitigation plans Required skills and qualifications B.S.M.S. in computer science, electrical engineering or related field, or equivalent industry experience Demonstrate proficiency in C and Python Experience with Linux and ROS systems Exhibit strong intellectual curiosity and passion about learning new technologies Be highly organized and capable of independently planning and executing complex technical work Thrive in multidisciplinary environment in close cooperation with engineering and business teams Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills Show initiative, leadership, and positive cando attitude Be comfortable with change and fastpaced environment Preferred Experience Previous work on SLAM a plus Practical experience of electrical systems, sensor development, and soldering a plus Should be able to work independently and produce technical documentation

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Head of Space Segment and Robotics

2018-08-20 19:27:53| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

WHO ARE WE? GMV www.gmv.comis a privately owned technological enterprise group with an international presence employing more than 1.600 staff. Founded in 1984, GMV mainly operates in eleven large sectors for both public and private organizations Aeronautics, Automotive, Banking and Insurance, Cybersecurity, Defense and security, Healthcare, ICT for Business, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Public Administration, Space and Telecommunications. GMV currently runs 8 work centers in Spain and offices in France, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, USA, Colombia and United Kingdom. We recruit and hire excellent engineers, and encourage innovation, technical excellence and continuing education. Our engineers regularly present papers at technical conferences, continue their education more than 85 have a masters degree, and we reinvest more than 12 of budget in IRD projects. This striving for excellence, innovation and flexibility is a major part of our culture. We provide very competitive compensation, attractive benefits, and a great work environment with lots of opportunities for professional growth. JOB DESCRIPTION This position is to be the Space Segment and Robotics SPS Romania team manager. Your main duties will be The management of GMV Romania internal and external projects Cost control Team coordination Technical reference for project engineers. Proposals preparation, proposals requirements analysis technical, managerial, implementation. Business opportunities identification. The candidate will report to the SPS business unit director and heshe will work in strict coordination with the space director in Romania and SPS head of divisions Qualifications At least, master thesis or similar dedicated to related aspects. Required knowledge Project and team management Space Systems engineering GNC and Avionics Space sector knowledge and ESA projects experience Desirable Knowledge Presentation skills Identification of new business opportunities MatlabSimulink Experience at least 6 years WHAT DO WE OFFER? As soon as they join the organization our professionals are given the chance to tackle technological challenges in an innovative environment, to work in multidisciplinary teams and deal directly with clients. This helps them to mature quickly as professionals. We provide continual topup training to keep our career professionals perfectly abreast of all technologies used. We offer a permanent contract and attractive package including a highly competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. If you would like to work in an interesting, fun, fastpaced, challenging, diverse and global company which is growing rapidly, please send us your resume to jobsgmv.com For more information about GMV, please visit our website at www.gmv.com and our positions at www.gmv.comenEmploymentVacancies

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Robotics Engineer

2018-07-19 11:25:09| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Specific Tasks Support to the SFR phase AB1 and breadboard activities with focus robotic arm Support to ongoing technology development activities related to Robotic Exploration, with particular focus on robotic arm and manipulation applications. Support the development of HRAF and ongoing pilot activity. Support the development of the spaceship ECSAT with a focus on HRAF and MSRF Mars Sample Return Facility robotic technologies. Requirements University PhD or Masters degree in computer science or robotics Matlab, Simulink ROS ROS 2 C Python Experience hardware and software with Kuka arm, Force Dimension Sigma 7 Haptic interface or equivalent. Experience with autonomous vision based pick and place. Experience with teleoperation. Extensive experience of Earth Analogue activities, particularly humanrobotic surface operations, and planningexecution of science operations. An indepth knowledge of current International Space Agency human exploration scenarios Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule. Experience of working at InterAgency level e.g. NASA, CSA, JAXA, Roscosmos. A working knowledge of space systems including PA and Safety Engineering for human spaceflight. Proficient in the English language spoken and written. Deadline 0608

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Toyota AI Ventures, TRI launch call for innovation to fund robotics startups focused on mobile manipulation

2018-07-11 15:57:09| Green Car Congress

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