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Senior Manipulation Scientist in Barcelona

Scaled Robotics

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Job Description

Working as part of a team developing a base system capable of mobile manipulation under uncertainty. Getting your hands dirty building the first robots for construction, pushing the boundaries of the industry.


  • Implement real time control software for 6.d.o.f arm.
  • Implement state estimation for robotic manipulators.
  • Implement position and force control algorithms for robotic manipulators.
  • Implement planning and control algorithms for closing perception action loops for compliant and stiff actuation.
  • Oversee onsite evaluation and testing.
  • Take initiative and lead the systematic evaluation of algorithms.


  • Masters/PhD in Robotics or Controls with experience in advanced control and planning techniques for high d.o.f systems ; alternatively comparable industry career.
  • 5+ years experience developing algorithms for compliant control, manipulation, state estimation and system identification.
  • Experience working with different physics engines ODE, Bullet, MuJoCo HAPTIX.
  • Experience working with different robotic manipulator hardware.
  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming in C++ and Python.
  • Experience with commonly used packages ROS, Gazebo, MoveIt!
  • Experience with version control (specifically GIT).
  • Experience developing in Linux.
  • Publications at top robotics conferences (RSS, ICRA, IROS, Humanoids).
  • Goal oriented self starter, analytical thinker, excellent team player, strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bonus: Knowledge of development in Xenomai.
  • Bonus: Open source software development and deployment.

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