- Science and Research
- United Kingdom - Hullavington Office
At Dyson, our goal is to build a world-leading robotic team focused on developing advanced domestic robots to go into real homes and help real people. Our multidisciplinary team is already one of the largest Robotics groups in Europe and is growing fast. We offer applicants the opportunity to work on some of the field's most challenging problems alongside some of its best engineers.
About the role.
This is an opportunity to drive Dyson's ambitious robotics research program forward by planning, designing, and applying cutting-edge reinforcement learning methods to solve problems in the real world. You will work in a growing team of experts and will closely collaborate with our hardware, perception, and design teams to inform many of their decisions.
You will design robot control algorithms based on reinforcement learning techniques.
You will test the most promising ideas both in a simulator and on the physical platforms.
You will cooperate with designers and mechanical engineers to obtain a control-aware design of the hardware.
You will be aiming to get functional controllers working on real robots operating in realistic situations.
Desired skills and qualifications.
PhD in robotics, or equivalent, and 3+ years of experience in control of advanced robots.
Experience with deep learning tools such as Pytorch, TensorFlow or Jax.
An understanding of the mathematics behind the workings of the most popular RL algorithms.
Experience with robot physics simulators such as Mujoco, Pybullet, Isaac gym or Raisim.
Hands on experience with physical robots.
Proficiency in Python or C++.
Some knowledge of classical advanced robot control concepts, such as impedance control, whole-body control, dynamic stability, and floating base robots.
Experience and familiarity with ROS or equivalent.
Experience with agile software development.
Performance related bonus
Company paid Life Assurance
Discounts on Dyson machines
Competitive pension scheme
Purchase additional holidays
27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
Free bus travel to and from Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
Digital lifestyle Assist
Electric vehicle scheme
Private Medical insurance for all employees
Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
Digital GP and prescription service
Fertility treatment support
Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.
We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.