Southwest Research Institute
May 11, 2022
San Antonio, TX
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Who We Are: The Intelligent Systems Division develops automated solutions for commercial and government clients in multiple domains including transportation (traffic management, connected automated vehicle), manufacturing robotics, medical prognostics and communication standards.

Objectives of this Role: Join the Manufacturing and Robotics Technology Department to contribute to building advanced capabilities, technologies, and solutions in the field of industrial robotics and automation that solve real-world challenges faced by our customers.
Support software development, controls, algorithm development and implementation, and hardware integration on industrial robots, co-bots, and automation control hardware. Learn from some of the brightest minds in industrial robotics.
This software centric role includes use of ROS/ROS-Industrial to create unique solutions that can be applied to a variety of applications. Includes spec/programming and use of micro-controllers and/or RTOS platforms to realize functionality.
Activities will include work primarily at SwRI facilities/laboratories; meetings as well as deployment efforts may occur at commercial and government client facilities.
See our other openings (Sr. Research, Lead, Principal) for opportunities for those with more experience.
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Daily and Monthly Responsibilities: Conceive, develop, and deploy robotic and automation software solutions for advanced manufacturing applications and perception-driven solutions.
Design, build, debug and implement robotic and automation solutions.
Develop and test advanced software solutions for manufacturing and industrial processes and technologies.
Assist in preparing proposals and cost estimates. Interact with customers to promote new business and develop technical requirements.
Work with robotic tasks and capabilities including object detection, pose generation, motion planning, grasping, machine vision, and integration and testing.

Requirements: Requires a Bachelors or a Masters with a 3.25 GPA in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science or similar
0-5 years: Must, at a minimum, have robotics experience in the form of projects, previous employment, or coursework
Must have demonstrated project work using C++ or python
Machine Vision, Perception, Machine Learning, Path Planning, and Localization skills or interest in learning these skills
A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

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