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Title: Full-time research staff in Autonomous Unmanned SystemsPosted: June 24, 2014
Company/Institution: HRL Laboratories
Location: Malibu, CA
Department: Information System Sciences Lab

Description: HRL Laboratories (http://www.hrl.com/laboratories/labs_issl.html, formerly known as Hughes Research Labs) is looking for a full-time research staff in Autonomous Unmanned Systems (esp. in UAV systems).

STATUS: * US CITIZEN or US PERMANENT RESIDENT * THIS IS A STRICT REQUIREMENT.

EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Math or related fields

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to design, develop and implement perception and control algorithms for autonomous flight. Tasks will include the development, simulation, evaluation and implementation of algorithms and models, as well as porting to hardware. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in at least 3 of the following areas: nonlinear control, autonomous flight, Self Localization and Mapping (SLAM), computer vision, machine learning. Experience in "hands-on" implementation and porting of algorithms to low-power mobile hardware platforms and systems (e.g., fixed-wing UAV, quadrotor UAV). Experience in developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: modern control theory, computer vision, signal processing, neuromorphic systems, machine learning, programming skills, particularly proficient with C/C++ and Matlab. Experience with hardware language programming, standard open-source robotic software, e.g., ROS, OpenCV, PCL, and SLAM packages a plus.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required.

Application Instructions: Email your resume or CV to dkhosla [at] hrl.com & kkim [at] hrl.com. Please do not email us if you do not match the residency status requirements.