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Robotics Computer Scientist

Job Title: Robotics Computer Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £40000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + 0.08% - 0.18%
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH57840_1530716543
Contact Name: Adam Johnson
Contact Email: a.johnson@parity.net
Job Published: July 04, 2018 16:02

Job Description

Salary range: £40,000 - £99,000
Equity range: 0.08%-0.18%

This startup is developing the first viable automated handwork robot for glasshouse vegetables - revenue opportunity $13.2B replacing seasonal migrant labour like-for-like, firstly the $950M spent picking main tomato varieties - using their own AI computer vision platform, initially as lead in a $1.6M consortium. The CEO worked at Google for 5 years and studied at Stanford.

With real challenges to solve, you will be working as part of a team, looking at problems like robotic sensing and path planning, identify the sensible algorithmic route, and implement that - validating against the real robots in the lab, and in the field. It's a great opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision too.

You will make use of advanced deep AI Computer Vision, robotics, autonomous vehicles and Machine Learning technologies, so any experience there is a major advantage. Similarly, work is driven by statistics-based research, so project experience in those areas would help enormously.

As employee #16, this is an exceptional chance to join at the start and help define the company culture. You'll need to be technically credible - and nothing says credibility like shipped code.

Think you can real-time fuse three different cameras in your lunch break? Let's talk.


- Assist the research team with integrating new technology / research into our stack - improve software quality whilst preserving research velocity
- Develop ROS support / integration for mobile platforms, robotic arms, linear actuators and sensors
- Work on improving our motion planning and decision making capabilities
- Implement and execute parameter search experiments e.g. to find the - optimum robot mounting position, motion planning settings or gripper finger configuration
- Assess software viability, complexity and timescales
- Lead fixes (and get hands dirty) on critical important and urgent tasks
- Test, debug and tune the robot software stack


- BSc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, mathematical engineering or undeniably equivalent practical experience
- Relevant MSc or PhD

Must have

- Python skills and good ROS knowledge (and can upskill the team)
- Strong motivational skills, creative technical thinking and clear communication
- An active Github profile or code repo you're proud to share
- Good understanding of mathematical concepts (linear algebra, matrices, statistics)

Should have
- Control loop design and optimisation
- Algorithmic understanding of motion/path planning; kinematics
- Experience with graph theory and search algorithms
- Worked with or developed low level hardware drivers
- Working knowledge of deep learning, machine learning and computer vision

Please note
You'll need to be willing to work from their funky office in London.

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