Provide research support work in a robotics lab.
Join and collaborate with teams of researchers and developers at UT Austin and NASA JSC. Assist on writing results for journal publication and disseminate the results obtained at UT Austin and NASA in technical conferences. Assist on writing proposals for government agencies and on writing patents of inventions you have participated on. Travel and stay at NASA JSC as much as needed throughout the project. Develop efficient realtime dynamic prediction and simulation environments involving multicontact physics for the interaction of humanoids with their rough environment. Implement algorithms using the C++ programming language running on the Linux operating system. Integrate prediction and simulations with the Gazebo graphic environment or similar. Help to integrate these predictive and simulation environments into a larger computational framework for control of humanoid robots. Participate in conducting experiments with real humanoids for their control, based on the prediction and simulation environment previously developed.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Background in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering or related areas with a Master's Degree already completed. Candidate should be an expert on Control Theory, Optimization and Dynamic Simulations of Multibody Systems with a proven extensive record. Candidate should be proficient in C++ and the Linux Operating System.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Travel