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Agile Robotics Researcher-Mid-Sr- ATAS -1200

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Agile Robotics Researcher-Mid-Sr- ATAS -1200
JobID: 1200
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Job Classification:

Research Faculty  PVA 1200


Areas of Expertise:

Robotics/Automated Systems


Functional Roles: 

Software Design/Dev; System Engineering; Other



Master's; PhD


Level of Experience:

Mid-Level; Senior


Field of Study:

Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Other



Research Engineer II (REII); Senior Research Engineer (SRE); Research Scientist II (RSII); Senior Research Scientist (SRS);



Atlanta, GA


Job Type:



Labs/Support Units:

Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)


The GTRI Robotics and Autonomous Systems Division is looking for multiple graduates in robotics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related fields specializing in robotic planning and software development for agile robotics. You will be joining a growing robotics division, and responsibilities may include research into new and innovative algorithms, rapid prototyping, and software engineering.


This opportunity is within the Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Lab (ATAS). ATAS conducts research for government and industry customers in industrial robotics, medical robotics, unmanned systems, aerodynamics, radar and weapons systems, food processing technology, and modeling of social systems.


Position Summary:

We are looking for strong candidates who are self-motivated, have extensive, demonstrated C/C++ programming skills, follow software engineering best practices and a have strong mathematical foundation and problem-solving skills.


The position will involve the generation of research reports, publications, proposals, and briefs to customers, requiring excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS), databases, and in integrating and deploying robotics algorithms for real-time operation on a robot in real world environments is a plus.  Proven research or software project experience in at least one of these areas is desirable:

  • Logic based planning systems
  • Path planning and navigation
  • Optimal control and estimation
  • Robotic arm and manipulator control
  • Software engineering processes


Applicants should be US citizens capable and willing to obtain a security clearance.


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