To foster and grow the national manufacturing ecosystem, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute has formed a national, public-private partnership to accelerate research, development and demonstration in the application of collaborative robotic technologies in the manufacturing environment. Based in Pittsburgh, the ARM Institute is a newly established national nonprofit, which was founded by Carnegie Mellon University and whose prospective membership includes commitments from 231 partners from industry, academia, local governments and nonprofits across the country.
The motivation for the ARM Institute is to increase U.S. competitiveness in robotics applied primarily in manufacturing environments. ARM seeks to empower American workers to compete with low-wage workers abroad; create and sustain new jobs to secure U.S. national prosperity; lower the technical, operational, and economic barriers for small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large companies to adopt robotics technologies; and assert U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing. The vision of this institute includes robots working collaboratively with humans on the assembly line and in material handling, growing productivity and precision while freeing humans from low-value added activities.
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is looking for a Robotics Engineer with a wide breadth of familiarly, passion and experience with industrial robotics, automation, autonomous systems, perception, manipulation and understanding of their potentials, challenges and risks.
This position will work within a small integrated team to oversee, guide, assess and shape the ARM's technical investments and transition to persistent, consortium developed intellectual property. These investments represent an average of fifteen to twenty ongoing technical projects for a nominal total investment of 10-20 million dollars per year.
This position will assess the adequacy and maturation of these ARM projects, track technical deliverables and provide guidance and insights towards achieving both project and ARM objectives. It will develop an aggregated assessment of achievements, needs and gaps for input to the ARM roadmapping process. It will engage with ARM Technical Advisor Committee (TAC) members to prepare and present results and advancements to the greater ARM member community. It will investigate, develop and execute new metrics for assessment, test and evaluation of project demonstrations. It will shape and manage the technical content of code and data repositories. It will also engage members to assess membership needs and interests in future directions.
The position offers opportunities to work on a wide range of problems, impact research directions, shape technology adoption and work closely with academia and industry while developing an expanding set of skills.
This position reports to the Chief Technical Officer.
Qualifications and Skills
· Understanding of core technologies of a robotic system including perception, manipulation, mobility, planning and control
· Ability to articulate domain-specific challenges, critical issues and current state of the art and state of the practice
· Understanding of issues of manufacturing, the manufacturing process and automation within manufacturing
· Experience developing, implementing or managing robotic or autonomous systems projects
· Experience with programming languages such as ROS, C/C++, Java, Python, MATLAB, specifically in the ability to assess code
· Experience with system software for control, modeling, simulation or prediction of robotics systems or systems of systems
· Ability to engage and interact effectively with both academia and industry leaders and innovators
· Strong presentation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to work both independently and with a team
PhD in robotics related field with 5 or more years' experience in execution or development of robotics research effort or Master in robotics related field with 10 or more years' experience in program execution or oversight in robotics related investment or integration effort.
Principal Investigator, lead scientist, program supervisor ideal but not required.
Experience in aspects of business aspects of technology adoption (to include startups) desired but not required.
· Become the ARM technical expert for assigned projects intimately knowing the key challenges, execution plan, transition opportunities and risks to properly assess maturity
· Participate and engage in weekly technical telecons with projects to track progress and provide feedback and resources for issues
· Attend and assess initial, interim and final demonstrations for projects correlating results with deliverables. Develop and recommend test and evaluation metrics and measures, lead test execution, and analysis for projects
· Review and assess project deliverables for transition viability including but not limited to; review of product components, independent test and evaluation, code review, code completeness
· Define, establish and oversee data and code repositories. Work with software working group to assure delivery and population of required deliverables.
· This position will require overnight travel up to 20% of the time as well as some local travel.
This position is with The ARM Institute and is not a Carnegie Mellon University staff position. To express interest, please send materials to elaine.rowzee @arminstitute.org .
The ARM Institute considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Regular Full Time
Organization: MARKETING & MEDIA-RECHARGE UNITS
Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Post Doctorate or equivalent
Internal Number: INQ0178774
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.