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Principal Robotics Research Engineer

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Robotics
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent, adaptable and physically capable.

This is an opportunity to drive Dyson's ambitious robotics research programme forward by planning, designing, and applying cutting-edge robot learning methods to solve problems in the real world, more specifically advanced domestic robotics. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

Join a growing team working to put functional advanced robotic solutions into the homes of the general public. We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in machine perception, actuation, and intelligence. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced applied robot learning specialist. Someone who can deliver practical results applied to real world problems in domestic robotics and also help create a new team around them.

The candidate will be based at Dyson working within an ambitious broad applied research team, but also has an opportunity to be involved in working with our academic partners at the Dyson Robotics Lab at Imperial College.

They will be creating solutions drawing on expertise from a variety of disciplines including deep learning, learning by demonstration, reinforcement learning, curriculum learning and computer vision…

Responsibilities:

·       Create research road-map for an applied research programme

·       Design, implement and evaluate models, agents and software prototypes

·       Maintain awareness of emerging techniques in the field of robot learning

·       Implementation novel solutions to real world problems in robotics

·       Help grow a broader robot learning team

·       Guide and mentor existing fellow robotics researchers in the group who may need to apply robot learning methods

·       Liaise and influence external institutions involved in Dyson's research strategy, such as the Dyson Robot Lab at Imperial College


About you

You'll have:

  • PhD (or equivalent industrial research experience) applied to practical problems using robot learning techniques
  • Significant experience in applying robot learning to real world problems
  • Some level of technical leadership delivering a programme of research
  • Strong expertise in reinforcement learning and/or deep learning and/or learning by demonstration
  • Solid software engineering skills for prototyping. C++, python
  • Experience with Ubuntu / Linux
  • Self-motivated and able to work with others in an interdisciplinary team

We'd also like to see: 

  • Knowledge of existing robotics software frameworks (e.g. ROS)
  • Good understanding of machine vision techniques
  • A passion for robotics



Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines


Interview guidance

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.