Robotics Controls Engineer

We are building legged robots to be fluid, dynamic, and agile, to approach and eventually exceed animal mobility, using legs, arms, and perception. Our hardware is second to none, and will enable this performance - with the right controls coordination. The controls team at Agility Robotics coordinates closely with the mechanical design team to ensure that the hardware is made with control in mind; as an integrated team, we design behaviors through cooperation between mechanical passive dynamics and control software.

Agility Robotics seeks robotics and controls engineers with experience applying rigorous mathematical tools to dynamic machines. Experience with legged locomotion is not necessary, and depending on the specific approach, may or may not be helpful. If you have controlled an inverted pendulum, a juggling robot, a ping-pong playing robot, or anything involving multiple joints and fast, dynamic motion, you begin to have the background we seek.

Required Qualifications:
  • MATLAB and Simulink Expert
  • B.S, M.S., or Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, computer science, or similar
  • Experience developing, debugging, and optimizing real-time controls on highly dynamic machines
  • Strong intuition for physical movement in machines, and insight into the physics of motion
  • Authorized to work in the United States
Desired Experience:
  • Forward and Inverse Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Underactuated controls development
  • Sensor fusion and state estimation
  • Motion planning and vision processing
  • Code control and revision tracking

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