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July 17, 2014 Super job opportunity for a Lead Robotics Engineer

General: Infratek is a new technological start-up and university spin-off company focused on providing innovative, full-spectrum infrastructure management systems. We innovate, integrate, and manufacture autonomous robots, cutting-edge non-destructive evaluation technologies, and software systems that assess and maintain critical infrastructure, to include bridges, roadways, and structures. Having recently been awarded funding, we are hiring engineers to be part of our first commercial launch, bringing research prototypes into industrialized products. As the Lead Robotics Engineer, you will be a key leader of the team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
·Overall responsible for the functional design and technical development of autonomous mobile robotic systems, providing expertise and leadership to the mechanical, electrical, software, and robotics engineers
·Provide system-level guidance on the overall functionality and development of robotic systems, ensuring that validation of customer requirements and verification of system performance parameters
·Lead and facilitate initial planning, concept development, and milestone design reviews
·Assist with hiring of candidates and staff by vetting select resumes and applications and conducting interviews
·Effectively utilize professional or academic networks

Required Skills and Experience:
·Doctorate or Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
·At least 5 years of experience in the design and development of autonomous systems, robotics systems, and human-robot interfaces
·Industry or research work with the full life cycle of robot development, from concept generation to design and manufacture
·Significant experience related to systems architecture, design, and system integration
·Familiarity with mechanical and electrical design of robotic systems
·Familiarity with core artificial intelligence concepts to include navigation, path planning, sensor fusion, and GUIs

Preferred Skills and Experience:
·Direct experience with autonomous, mobile, “rover-type” robotics
·Direct experience with the full product development lifecycle of robots, from design to delivery
·Experience or familiarity with non-destructive evaluation technology or the integration of robotic systems with infrastructure inspection sensor

Contact Colin O'Neill 856-532-2866 with inquiries.

April 3, 2013 - Engineering Jobs

Mechanical Engineer-Plumbing (Austin, TX)

Well established privately held MEP Engineering Firm in Austin looking to add Senior Level Mechanical Engineer with Plumbing Design/Project Management experience (10+ years), MUST have Texas PE or ability to attain by comity.

Sr. Electrical Engineer (Austin and Houston, TX) The Austin role will lead the Electrical Engineering department

• Minimum of ten years of electrical engineering design experience in commercial building sector (specialized experience in laboratory, healthcare and other technically sophisticated project types preferred)
• Prior management experience leading engineering project team.
• BS degree in Electrical or Architectural Engineering (depending on discipline need) from an accredited U.S. university.
• Professional Engineer (PE) required (with ability to get registered in others states).
• LEED accreditation preferred (required within 6 months of employment).
• Full knowledge of engineering principles/practices.
• Fluent with software used by our firm in execution of Projects including Revit.
• Familiar with energy modeling software. Required to use Trane Trace or VisualDOE.
• Familiar with life cycle cost analyses. Required to use latest version of Building Life Cycle Costs (BLCC). 
Compensation is competitive.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

Sr. Process Engineer-Petrochemicals (LA)
Sr. Process Engineer (LA, FL)
Technical Sales (TX)
Branch Manager (TX)
Mechanical Engineer (MS, TX)
Mechanical Engineer (LA)
Bridge Design Engineer (MS)
Structural Bridge Engineer (MS)
Senior Structural Engineer (MN)
Transportation Engineer (MS, NC, TX)
Maintenance Supervisor (NV, AL)
Transportation Engineer (AR)
Maintenance Manager (KY)
Director of Engineering (TX)
Controls Engineer (TX)
Packaging Engineer (TX)
Product Engineer (TX)
Test Engineer (TX)
Supplier Program Manager (LA)
Weld Engineering Manager (LA)
Mechanical Engineer (LA)
Structural Engineer (LA)
Civil Engineer (LA)
Construction Superintendent (GA)
Mechanical Engineer (LA)
Electrical Revit Cad Designer (MS)
Structural Engineer (MS, AL, OH)
Industrial Relations Supervisor (AL)
Senior Electrical Engineer (TX)
Sr. Electrical Engineer (TX, OK)
Senior Wastewater Design Engineer (TX)
Reliability Engineer (FL)
Continuous Improvement Manager (FL)
Mining Engineers (FL)
And many more

Nov 10, 2012 - Neato Software Engineering Job

Neato Robotics is developing technology at the forefront of robotics & artificial intelligence.
Our products are designed to free people from household chores and will change how we all look at housekeeping tasks.
Neato is a fast growing developer and manufacturer of intelligent autonomous robotic floor cleaning products for the consumer market. Neato has a world-wide customer base, and global partners. Our robots will continue to improve people’s lives through increasingly sophisticated versions of the platform as well as variations on the functionality that will be designed to penetrate a number of potential markets.
Our team consists of roboticists, mechanical, electrical and software engineering and product professionals who have launched brands that are now familiar names in consumer electronics. Our management team is seasoned in taking startups from early start up to multinational enterprises. 

We are venture funded and located in Newark, CA. For more information on Neato robotics please visit our web site at www.neatorobotics.com

We are looking for a talented Robotics Software Engineer to join our growing Newark, California based team. Please forward resumes to john.zwieg@neatorobotics.com

Position Description:
As part of Neato’s Software development team, The Robotics Software Engineer will be working on Neato’s next generation product. This position has an emphasis on GUI development. The Robotics Software Engineer will also need to be flexible enough to work on the other components of the robot software, test software and possibly web software. He /She must have a strong background in robotics.

The Robotics Software Engineer will be pivotal in the development of a new GUI for the robot. He/She will be developing advanced remote controls for interfacing to the robot. Following this development, the Software Engineer will move on to other advanced feature developments for the next generation. The Robotics Software Engineer will report to the Director of Software Engineering, and will work closely with the marketing and QA engineering teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Design and develop remote control GUI for next generation of robot
• Conduct usability analysis
• Develop and Improve Robotic algorithms
• Develop Digital Signal Processing algorithms 

Education and/or Experience:
The ideal candidate must have a high degree of independence, strong software skills, and excellent diagnostic skills. A candidate for this position must have excellent math skills and experience in robotics.
• BS or MS in computer science with relevant experience in robotics
• 4+ years experience in writing C and C++ applications
• Experience with at least one design with localization algorithms and Path Planning algorithms
• 2+ Experience in structured software development process
• 2+ years experience in developing real time systems, or gaming software
• 2+ years experience with hardware and software issues
• Experience in Swarm theory is desirable
• Experience with optics is desirable

Other Requirements:
• Excellent communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent software coding and debug skills
• Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
• Self motivated, detail-oriented and organized.
• Familiarity with boundary following algorithms and obstacle avoidance
• Familiarity with PID controls

Please Note:

• Please be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. We are not able to provide work-visa sponsorships at this time, and will not consider candidates who will require H1-B or continuation of student visas. 

Feb 10, 2012 - A very interesting job opportunity.

Mechanical Design Engineer 
Job Location: Sunnyvale, CA 
Job Posting Number: 531884 

Primary Function:
Intuitive Surgical designs and manufactures highly-complex robotic systems for use in minimally-invasive surgical applications. We are seeking a candidate with exceptional machine design and analytical skills to play a key role in conceptualizing, developing and validating new concept designs for next-generation surgical systems. The engineer will play a lead role in design and development, as well as interfacing with surgical applications and clinical development engineers in order to iterate concepts. He/She will be equally comfortable developing new robotic mechanisms, identifying promising state-of-the-art sensor and actuator technologies, and producing high-quality hardware prototypes for clinical laboratory testing and eventual productization. The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures, ambiguous, and incomplete information typical of research and development. 
Roles and Responsibilities 
This position has responsibility and authority for:
· Working with clinical engineers and clinical customers to develop requirements for new designs 
· Leading architecture development and broad exploration of mechanism design spaces, with careful consideration of robot workspace, manipulability, actuation and sensing modalities, motion control requirements, safety mechanisms, and failure contingencies 
· Completing several iterations of full-scale rapid prototypes of candidate mechanism designs and architectures in order to satisfy both clinical and technical requirements 
· Designing for cost and manufacturability 
· Vendor selection and management 
· Concept documentation, preparation and review of patent submissions 

Competency Requirements 
Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience. In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must:
· A BS degree in ME, or similar. Graduate degrees or equivalent work experience preferred 
· A minimum of five (5) years of experience with machine design, preferably robot design experience. Surgical product experience is a plus 
· A demonstrated track record for delivering solid technical solutions 
· A passion for creating robust and reliable machines designed for mission-critical applications 
· Proficiency in solid modeling (SolidWorks preferred), with strength in design analysis 
· An interest in the medical applications of robotics, with the ability to observe surgical procedures 
· Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication 
· Proven ability to drive to creative-yet practical-solutions from rough requirements, to identify new technologies and principles, and to rapidly develop product concepts and physical prototypes based on such technologies. Hands-on prototyping experience is required 
· Demonstrated ability to excel within a high-energy, small, focused team environment, to maintain a strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward, and to make work fun and interesting 

January 14, 2012

Shoot Brent an email if you are interested  VanKuiken.Brent@hru-tech.com 

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Robot Programmer):

· Create new robot path programs using the robot teach pendant. 
· Touch up and teach others how to touch up robot programs using the robot teach pendant. 
· Download offline robot programs. 
· Assist in robot dressing. 
· Assist in robot interface debug. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Simulator):

· Operate Deneb IGRIP simulation tools. 
· Build geometric models. 
· Perform robot reach studies. 
· Perform robot collision studies. 
· Create off-line robot programs 

Skills and Abilities:

· Demonstrated ability to solve engineering problems. 
· Ability to teach others. 
· Proficient at supervising diverse people. 
· Proficient at robot programming or robot simulation.
· Bachelors degree in an engineering field or equivalent years of direct experience with a automotive manufacture or supplier.
· Previous GM certification preferred but not required

December 17, 2011

I received an email from a student at the University of Cape Town. He writes well, seems genuine and is looking for a internship. His CV is strong. I'm sure he'll be happy to send it to you. Here's what he wrote.

"My fields of interest include, amongst other things, automation, CIM systems, complex digital systems, Artificial and Computational Intelligence, automotive control technologies and general data planning and co-ordination of complex systems. My degree programme is in Mechatronics – it's a hybrid branch of engineering, a mix between electrical and mechanical engineering. It differs from the Electro-mechanical degree by focusing more on the electronic control, design and automation of systems."

Send an email if you would like to contact this student (frxchr011@myuct.ac.za)

July 2, 2011

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading independent naval architecture, marine engineering and design firms. We are seeking a well-qualified individual for a position as a Senior Robotics Engineer: The Senior Robotics Engineer should have a PhD degree in Robotics or Mechanical PhD with specialization in robotics. Degree should be from an accredited college or university and a target of ten years experience in the development of mobile robotics systems. Demonstrated knowledge and application of perception and artificial intelligence is desired.

Contact - lepstein@gibbscox.com

Please contact 

April 25, 2011 - MaryJane Dow | Technical Sourcer | Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 
1266 Kifer Road, Bldg. 103 Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Mechanical Engineer – 437391 - TR
Job Location: Sunnyvale, CA 

Primary Function:
This position will play an important technical role during the rapid production of a novel new surgical robot instrumentation. The senior engineer will be expected to work as a key member of a team that quickly conceptualizes new mechanical designs, develops them, and brings them to market. The engineer will play a lead role in the design and development of new surgical instruments and accessories, as well as interfacing with manufacturing to facilitate manufacturing process development. The successful candidate must excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development. 

Roles and Responsibilities:
This position has responsibility and authority for: 

· Gathering, interpreting and organizing clinical customer input for new designs 
· Generation, design and development of new device concepts focused on those needs 
· Concept documentation, preparation and review of patent submissions, and support for regulatory submissions 
· Detailed prototype design, build, test, and iteration 
· Design for cost and manufacturability 
· Generation of formal design documentation, review, and control (e.g. design reviews, ECOs, mechanical drawings, etc.) 
· Project planning and management 
· Vendor selection and management 
· Manufacturing transition and support 

Competency Requirements 
Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience. In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must:

Skill/Job Requirements: 
· Masters degree in ME, or PhD 
· An industry-wide reputation for design excellence and rapid product development 
· Passion for creating robust and reliable products 
· Demonstrated history of products reaching the marketplace 
· At least eight (8) years experience with mechanism design, including medical device design experience 
· Minimum two (2) years experience bringing medical products to market 
· At least three (3) years experience leading projects 
· Experience leading small engineering teams and mentoring other engineers 
· Knowledge of ISO requirements and GMP guidelines. Experience with FDA regulations and medical device design control a strong plus 
· Proficient in solid modeling, SolidWorks preferred 
· Familiarity with sterilization processes and designing for sterilization 
· Working knowledge of small part assembly and manufacture 

March 25, 2011

Dear Dr. Hooper,

I am a recruiter for the Wyss Institute@Harvard in Boston, MA and came across your blog. I was wondering if you would have any interest in posting a job opportunity I have open at the Wyss to your blog and if you knew of anyone who might be interested. Here are the details to the position:

Lead Senior Staff Engineer - Bioinspired Robotics

Duties & Responsibilities: The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/.

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work as a Lead Senior Staff Engineer in the area of bioinspired robotics. This person will report to the Operations Director and will assist and enable Wyss Institute faculty and researchers in their research and development efforts in robotics, while leading efforts within the Institute’s Bionspired Robotics Platform. Topics in bioinspired robotics include, but are not limited to, autonomous robots, collective operation, microrobots, and soft robots. He/she will initiate, direct, and perform independent research and work with Institute faculty in the creation and execution of research programs and projects in bioinspired robotics. The successful candidate will develop technology plans for Wyss robotics research programs, coordinate resources, and champion technology translation.

The Lead Senior Staff Engineer will take a leadership role in developing industrial relationships and outreach to generate feedback that will guide the research and development efforts at the Institute. The successful candidate will participate meaningfully in the academic community, helping to define and create the technology culture at Wyss and serving as a mentor for other senior and junior staff, fellows, postdocs, and students. He/she will participate in the development of strategic plans for Wyss research programs; and in writing research proposals, patent applications, presentations and publications. He/ she will provide guidance and management for prototype development in the bioinspired robotics area and guide applied research primarily focused on achieving commercial proof-of-concept and demonstration of commercial viability. In addition, the Lead Senior Staff Scientist will participate in the selection and management of core and specialized equipment, capabilities and technologies within the Institute to facilitate the Institute’s research and product development efforts. He/she will provide leadership and expertise to research personnel regarding project goals and objectives, as well as Wyss Institute community building efforts around robotics including seminar series and short courses.

Basic Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or work equivalent with a specific focus on a high risk area of robotics is required. Minimum 7 years of industrial experience in robotics is absolutely necessary. Strong foundation micro and macro fabrication, sensors and actuators, controls (theoretical and applied), materials mechanics, fluids is required.

Additional Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation, and communication (oral and written) skills, especially ability to work and communicate with non-chemists are required. Experience with grant writing, sponsored research, and project management is essential. Ability to tackle multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic team environment is essential. Must be able to work in chemical and biological laboratory environments. Ability to assess potential market opportunities and risks and to develop strategic plans for successful technology transfer and commercialization is required. Excellent writing skills and strong commitment to educating and mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows are required.

Interested applicants can please apply directly to our website: www.employment.harvard.edu (please search on Auto Req ID 22597).

March 15, 2010

The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) has opportunities in Pensacola, Florida for several outstanding individuals in support of a new and exciting project to build a robust humanoid robot. See http://robot.ihmc.us/ for information on our previous humanoid project.

We are seeking to fill a variety of positions including:
· Robot Research Scientist
· Software Team Coordinator
· Robotics Software Developer
· Post-Doc in Humanoid Walking Control
· Summer Robotics Interns

Robotics Research Scientist: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to develop walking algorithms for a humanoid walking robot. PhD or Masters degree in engineering or related discipline and extensive experience in development of control algorithms for walking robots is required. Extensive experience in the architecture, design and development of walking robotic systems is also required, including in-depth knowledge of modern control techniques and their strengths and weaknesses, current approaches to bipedal walking, robotic control architectures, force controllable actuators, and sensors. Preferred applicants will have a background of creating innovative solutions for walking robotic applications with hands-on experience in physical testing and construction of robots. Applicants must possess strong programming skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills (e.g. the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly) and must be capable of working in a tightly coupled team environment. Knowledge of, or a desire to learn, Java and agile programming techniques is required. Position will require successful applicant to be authorized to access federal research facilities. Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable. Email robotjobs@maillist.ihmc.us the following: Curriculum vitae with 3 references; At least one publication, or work in preparation, which demonstrates the required expertise; Web link to a walking robot project along with a description of your involvement; A one-page summary of how your research background and interests align with the current position.

Software Team Coordinator: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to coordinate a geographically separated software team of 15-20 developers who are developing walking algorithms for a humanoid walking robot. Masters degree or equivalent with experience in product management and skilled in managing software projects is required. Applicant must be familiar with agile software development practices, object oriented programming, IDEs, and programming techniques. Familiarity with robot control techniques is a plus. Responsibilities will include planning the project; determining tasks that need to be accomplished by the group; determining task priority; running planning sessions; monitoring progress; preparing progress reports; interfacing with the customer; performing code reviews; and verifying adequate testing of the software. Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable. Email robotjobs@maillist.ihmc.us the following: Curriculum vitae with 3 references; A one to two-page summary of a project you have managed, how you approached it, the main challenges and your progress and results.

Robotics Software Developer: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to help develop the next generation of humanoid robots. Responsibilities will include developing simulation and analysis tools, robot control modules, and related software for simulating and controlling a humanoid robot. Extensive experience in software development and robot simulation or control is required. The applicant must possess strong object oriented programming skills in Java, C++, or C#, have strong communication skills (e.g. the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly) and be capable of working in a tightly coupled team environment. Knowledge of, or a desire to learn, agile programming techniques is required. The applicant should recognize the value of professional programming practices. Experience in robotics simulation and control software is desired. Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable. Email robotjobs@maillist.ihmc.us the following: Curriculum vitae with 3 references; Web link to at least one software project that you were involved in; Web link to source code if it is available; A one-page summary of your software development background and interests and how they align with the current position.

Postdoc in Humanoid Walking Control: IHMC is seeking talented individuals to develop control techniques and algorithms for the walking control of a humanoid robot. PhD with relevant publications and thesis project in robotics is required. The applicant must possess strong research skills and familiarity with robotics modeling and control concepts and have a desire to continue research in the area of Humanoid Walking Control. Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable. Email robotjobs@maillist.ihmc.us the following: Curriculum vitae with 3 references; Web link to PhD thesis and relevant papers; A one-page summary of your research goals and interests and how they align with the current position.

Summer Internships: IHMC is seeking talented Summer Interns to be part of the Humanoid Walking Algorithm team to develop software tools and techniques for controlling humanoid walking robots. Interested individuals must currently be pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field and be interested in the dynamics and control of walking. Applicants must possess strong programming skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills (e.g. the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly) and must be capable of working in a tightly coupled team environment. Knowledge of, or a desire to learn, Java and agile programming techniques is required. Preferred applicant will have knowledge of robot dynamics, modeling, and control. Immediate openings. Salary Negotiable. Email robotjobs@maillist.ihmc.us the following: Resume with references; Web link to any relevant projects you have been involved in; A one-page summary describing a robotics problem, your approach to solving it, what would the solution be, how would you implement it, what challenges would you anticipate facing, and how would you overcome them.

May 25, 2009


Key player on the design team with significant automated handling subsystem content

Specify performance and architecture of automated material handling systems that integrate with other production systems

Manage third-party development using commercial automation components

Write control software to interface high-level software with automation system

Customize programs to provide enhancements and improvements to system via low and high level software


Knowledge of the design of robotics in a high volume manufacturing environment with an emphasis on quality control

Experience in high volume robotic applications

Ability to customize off-the-shelf robots for specific applications

High volume manufacturing environment with large system integration

Proven customer interface skills

Possess automation software experience, C# and .Net operating environment preferred

Responsibility for the design of a high volume material handling system – handling 20,000 - 100,000 units per day

Excellent communications both written and oral with the ability to present complex information and results to all levels

5 – 10 years of industry experience preferred

BS, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics
MS preferred

Contact Donald McGahee for more information
Office – (314) 735-4806
Cell – (251) 605-9388

May 22, 2009

Job Description

Design, build, and maintain custom laboratory automation solutions that implement cell culture and cellular assay processes in the context of pharmaceutical discovery. 2. Develop software that controls, integrates and schedules laboratory instrumentation and robotics. 3. Map, analyze and refine laboratory processes to implement continuous improvement and aid in design of automation systems. 4. Keep current with advances in laboratory technology identify state of the art technologies, reduce them to practice and apply them to current and future needs.

Job Experience and Training Requirements

1. BS MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, or Chemistry or allied field with a minimum of two years experience. 2. Computer programming experience consistent with robot and instrument control and or scheduling in one or more mainstream platforms, such as VB.NET, C, Python, LabView. Experience with Web Based programming ASP.NET or Apache, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio a plus. 3. A strong understanding of relational databases e.g. Oracle, SQLServer, MySQL and experience writing programs that use database application programmer interfaces. 4. Hands on experience configuring, programming and troubleshooting articulated robotic arms and scheduling systems, liquid handling systems e.g. Beckman FX, PerkinElmer Janus, Tecan Evo, Velocity11 VPrep and detection systems. 5. Strong customer orientation. Must be able to communicate effectively with biologists and or chemists. Those with previous laboratory experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech discovery setting will be preferred.

Contact Beverly Horvat for more information
Office - (412) 851-4144 X16

October 3, 2008

We are currently helping a client fill the following position:

Position: Sales Engineer, Automation Products - Houston TX, 
Job Id: 4755 
Job Location: Houston, TX 
Job Type: Employee

Our client is a large distributor of Automation, Process Controls and Instrumentation products with offices in the South and Southeast. Their cornerstones of Inspired People, Best Practice Systems and Innovative Technology make them a valued-partner to their customers on their strategic mission. This position will cover a territory in and around Houston, TX.

BSEE (or similar) and 3-8 years of experience in Automation and/or Process Controls and would like to work within a sales organization.
They are currently seeking Engineers that meet the above requirements that have little or NO prior sales experience. 

October 1, 2008

Position: Electrical Engineer - (01607546), 
Job Id: 4713 
Job Location: Greenville, TX 
Job Type: Employee

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

- Understanding of automation including high-speed assembly machinery, SCADA/gantry/six-axis robotics, and experience with equipment technology. 

- Capable of interfacing with both internal personnel and vendors on component selection, assembly, troubleshooting and final documentation. Project management and leadership skills. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
- BS (4-year degree) with a concentration in Electrical Engineering. 
- 5-7 years experience in the design, analysis and fabrication of PLC based control systems for automated assembly equipment preferred. 
- Solid knowledge of both AC and DC circuits. 
- Heavy emphasis on PLC programming and HMI development, Allen-Bradley experience preferred. 
- Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. 
- Broad automation exposure, especially with robotics. 
- PC literacy. 
- CAD experience, preferably with AutoCAD2000. 

- Familiarity with electrical codes required; NEC or equivalent certification a plus.
- Injection molding experience a plus. 

September 20, 2008

Machine Learning Specialist

Be part of a team designing a control system for industrial robots and autonomous vehicles that enables them to learn from their own experiences and to exhibit creative problem solving.

Computer Scientist, M.S. or Ph.D., expert in Machine Learning, especially probabilistic methods such as Bayes Nets, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes, Markov Random Fields, or Particle Filters.  Working knowledge of vector space methods such as Support Vector Machines, general Kernel-Based Learning, or Dimensionality Reduction in Sensory-Motor State Space.  General familiarity with Artificial Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Genetic Algorithms, and Reinforcement Learning. 

Nashville based start-up, Universal Robotics, Inc., is taking to market a machine learning software technology developed at Vanderbilt, in conjunction with NASA.  Branded under the name Neocortex™, the technology allows robots to learn generalized concepts, and exercise novel decision making autonomously.  Neocortex™ will increase the sophistication of automation in a broad spectrum of industries, beginning with materials handling. 

The culture of UR’s small shop is one that supports creativity and camaraderie.  Teamwork is embedded at the deepest level of UR and there is a great deal of excitement surrounding our vision and path. 

Salary Negotiable, Employee Stock Option Plan, Health & Dental Benefits, Employee Incentive Plan

Check our website for additional information - www.universalrobotics.com

Send Resumes to tashaross@universalrobotics.com (No Phone Calls Please)

August 11, 2008

Position: Senior Automation Engineer - TX, 
Job Id: 5406 
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX 
Job Type: Employee
BS in an Engineering discipline, 10+ years automation engr. experience, hands-on orientation, prior PLC programming experience, knowledge of manufacturing environment and systems to support manufacturing. Will look at clean/stable backgrounds outside of the drug industry.

Job Duties: 
Will be responsible for management of automation projects in support of drug manufacturing in a highly-automated process environment. Successful candidate will have experience in varied applications to include valves, pumps, water systems, utilities, production/packaging equipment, bar coding systems, and allied areas. It is also important that this individual have a hands-on approach with some prior experience in PLC programming to round out his/her experience base. Must have a BS degree in an Engineering discipline and experience related to those areas cited above to include Allen Bradley PLC's. Preferred would be drug or medical device experience but client will consider candidates without FDA process experience. Additionally, candidate could be with an operating firm now or an engineering consulting firm. This company is in the drug industy and this visible position offers excellent advancement potential.

If you or anyone you know are interested and feel you are qualified for this position, please contact us by sending a copy of your resume in WORD format. 
We hope to hear from you,


The Transverse Activity on Intelligent Robotics
(http://www.ieeta.pt/atri) of the IEETA Research
Unit / Universidade de Aveiro (http://www.ua.pt)
wishes to fill a five-year post-doctoral research
position. Candidates will be evaluated in terms
of relevance to the following main research lines:

** Anthropocentric robotics - Robots designed for
tight interaction/cooperation with humans in industrial,
service and domestic scenarios; also robots designed
based on analogies with human morphology, behavior
and intelligence. Focus on human-robot interaction,
visual object recognition, language acquisition,
humanoid robotics.

** Multi-robot systems - Both in simulation and with
real robots, and on several application domains.
Focus until now was on robotic soccer in RoboCup
simulation and middle-size leagues.

Candidates and applications
Candidates must have a solid background in intelligent
robotics, or in a field relevant to the above
mentioned research lines, with a PhD degree and 3 years
of post-doctoral experience in that area. Candidates
should note the general rules of Program "Ciencia 2007"
(http://www.fct.mctes.pt/ciencia2007/). The
salary is ~42500 Euros per year.

In support of their application, candidates must submit:
- Curiculum vitae
- 2 recommendation letters
- Statement letter

The application deadline is April 15, 2008.

The application must be sent to: lsl at ua.pt


Jan 25, 2008 - Principal Robot Researcher

ABB is building in Shaghai the largest robotics R&D center in the world and they are looking for both hardware and software engineers. If you are interested, you may contact Camilla by email.

Jan 3, 2008 - Contact David by email

POSITION: Paint Application Engineer 
LOCATION: Tennessee
COMPENSATION: $90,000- $105,000 
A Fortune 500 company with 2006 sales of $7.5 billion and approximately 11,000 employees is seeking a Paint Application Engineer job applicant with experience in robotics to be headquartered at their R&D facility located in Tennessee. The selected individual for this position will be responsible for oversight and operation of a new state of the art robotic paint application facility.

Provide technical oversight in both the operation and continual capability development of a state-of-the-art robotic coating application lab 
Maintain and/or develop and document appropriate safety procedures to allow for the evaluation of novel (and often experimental) coating materials in the application lab 
Conduct spray application of coating formulations in the laboratory to determine optimal settings for application equipment 
Build expertise on common industrial spray practices including spray application hardware, application conditions, and panel evaluation methodologies 
Develop and validate methods to characterize atomization, film formation, and appearance 
Support key specialty coatings development projects through experimental design and generation of coating application data under well-defined spray application conditions 
Develop insights into application methods and unmet needs to provide both feedback and hypotheses for coating additive improvements and/or new product developments 
Coordinate application trials and collaborations with external development partners (e.g. customers, co-suppliers, equipment vendors) as needed 
Develop an understanding of PLC logic, programming, and robotic automation 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: The desired candidate should possess the following qualifications: 

One or more of the following: 
An MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering 
A PhD in Analytical Chemistry or Physical Chemistry 
A BS in one of the above disciplines with 5+ years of experience in paint application 
Must be a hands-on, collaborative problem-solver and a strong trouble shooter 
Experience with electrostatic gun, HVLP, and rotary atomizer (bell) applications 
Prefer experience with automated paint application and paint equipment 
Prefer experience with pumping / fluid delivery equipment 
Experience in PLC and ABB robot programming (preset and paint path modification) is a plus as is the ability to read electrical schematics and blueprints 
Experience in the application of solvent and/or waterborne basecoats and clear-coats is desired 
Strong interpersonal and communication skills for customer and internal interaction.


Position: Applications Engineer - Any TX Location, 
Job Id: 4229 
Job Location: Dallas, TX 
Job Type: Employee

Our client is a distributor and value added reseller of Industrial Automation Products. They are currently seeking an Applications Engineer to support their sales of Robotics and Motion Control products. 

Candidates should have at least a 2-year technical degree and 5 years of work experience, or a 4-year technical degree and 3 years of work experience. Experience working in a similar role is a plus. 

The job will be based out of Dallas, TX, however we will take applicants from elsewhere in Texas since the customer base will require traveling throughout the state.

Send inquiries to sdwyer@automationtechies.com

3/26/06 - Dan is a candidate in advanced, to very advanced robotics.

Interest lies in the areas, of proto-androids, very advanced androids and possibly synthetic, to bio-synthioc humans.

Candidate is a graduate of the Norcross School Of Computer Technology.

Has an above average I.Q., plus a strong work ethic.

Have worked privately, as a course, of interpersonal social skills, with the Intelibuddy, as a practum.

Am looking for both a practical start in software programming and or the physical design of bots, as it would apply to the concerns here.

Please e-mail at blatecky@nwi.net

Thank you


Guest Input: I do have a couple of thoughts related to getting a job in the robotics field. First, nearly everyone working in robotics has some level of software development/programming background. Although these are mechanical and electrical devices, the core functionality and real cutting-edge development work is occurring in software. Software has enabled a lot of new robotic applications and will be the primary emphasis as the robotics industry, specifically personal service robotics, grows into the future. 

Secondly, I think the best way to get involved in robotics is through volunteer work with local middle and high schools. Many of our employees volunteered with local FIRST (www.usfirst.org) robotics teams before starting with the company. This is a great way to get hands-on experience and inspire students to enter science and engineering fields at the same time. It is definitely a win-win situation for anyone interested in robotics.

Finally, one of the most common issues I run into when recruiting new employees is that they do not send a cover letter that explains his/her interest in robotics. If you truly are passionate about robotics, I want to hear about it. Tell me why you are inspired to enter this field and what you see for the future.

I hope this helps with your webpage. I really appreciate you posting the position. We have had several responses that we generated because of the posting. Thanks,


More Guest Input: I asked James Wellington, a staffing specialist with Aerotek Automotive, to describe some of the job opportunities for robotics engineers. He was kind enough to send the following text:

I have been working with Robotics Engineers for almost a year now. Although I am not as educated in robotics as some of the engineers I interface with are, I communicate with them often. I know that most of the people I work with need to be hard working and dedicated as most of the job opportunities I work on in the robotics industry are 100% travel. The robotic engineers that I work with have seen a lot of the world due to their travel, and I enjoy learning from them about other industries they’ve worked in robotics on.

Most of the Robotics Engineers work in the automobile industry seeing that most positions are based in the Detroit area. I have had the pleasure of touring the headquarters of Fanuc Robotics and seen how some of their day-to-day activities are run. Fanuc has some demonstrations that they have on display as well, which shows you exactly what else they can do. While I have most of my knowledge with Fanuc robots, I am also familiar with ABB, Kawasaki, and Nachi robots. I feel that the more information I can learn about the robotics industry, the easier it will be for me to relate to people who work in the field.