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Senior/Lead Machine Learning - Robotics Control Engineer

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Science and Research
Location
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

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. 

About the role

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 covering topics including Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robot Control, Mechatronics and Electronics, Human - Robot Interaction, all with the backdrop of a friendly and multi-cultural environment. 

Dyson seeks applicants who have first-hand experience of robotics and a portfolio of robotics projects. Applicants with existing experience in manipulation, navigation, locomotion, or cognition are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek people with initiative, creativity, and the ability to learn fast, along with a cross-section of skills that will contribute to the company.

 As a growing team working at the forefront of robotics research, candidates for all job openings are expected to: 

  • Be good communicators, capable of explaining complex concepts clearly and succinctly. 

  • Work in a tightly coupled, cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment. 

  • Work autonomously under limited supervision to achieve technical goals

About you

Accountabilities

  • You will be in charge of designing new algorithms for control of robotics platforms using machine learning methods

  • You will test the most promising ideas both on numerical simulators and on physical platforms

  • You will help the team in the design of comprehensive and cross-platform control framework

  • You will be expected to quickly understand the requirements and scope of the project, to propose effective solutions to the presented problems, and provide your contribution to prevent issues

  • You will cooperate with designers and mechanical engineers to obtain a control-aware design of the hardware

What You Must Have

  • PhD, or equivalent experience using machine learning applied to practical task on robotic platforms

  • Familiarity with mathematical tools for modelling and control of robots

  • Experience in sim to real transfer for complex robotic platforms

  • Hands on experience with floating base robots is recommended

  • Experience in C++ and/or Python for the control of real robotic systems

  • Solid background/experience in at least one topic in advanced control of robots such as impedance control, whole-body control, dynamic stability, state estimation etc

Desirable

  • Experience and familiarity with ROS or equivalent

  • Experience and familiarity with Matlab or equivalent

  • Experience with agile software development for real robot control

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Free transport shuttles (from selected locations)

  • Subsidised café and restaurants with free lunch

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

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