Research Engineer – Coordinated Multi Robot Systems

Arrival

  • Full Time

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At Arrival, our team is creating best-in-class electric vehicles using a radical new method of design and production. We work with some of the world’s leading businesses and governments to achieve our goal of redefining mobility and transport ecosystems, transforming how people and goods travel and enhancing urban environments for all communities.
Innovation, rapid development and testing help us to push the boundaries. Our New Method takes our portfolio of patented technologies created in-house, and combines it with assembly in Arrival Microfactories. It’s a groundbreaking approach, leading to products with maximum functionality, peak efficiency, and an elevated experience – at a much more competitive price than other electric vehicles, and even fossil fuel vehicles.
At ARRIVAL, we are working on a new approaches to vehicle assembly and production processes. We are software and robotics intensive. Instead of a production line, our assembly happens in robotic cells, and mobile robots are critical to this operation.
Our intra-logistics operations are complicated by the fact that we are required to carry a variety of payloads ranging from a few kilograms to a few tons. Therefore, we are building mobile platforms that are modular in architecture, physically composable in different ways to enable us to transport a variety of payload volumes and masses.
There are many engineering challenges in this context, and coordinated control of multiple mobile robots is one of them.
We are keen to talk to recent PhD graduates who have a strong foundation in the science of multi-robot control, who can then apply those fundamentals to commercially viable solutions. Within our interdisciplinary, product-oriented team, you will have the chance to influence the evolution of our robotic platforms.
A bit about Mobile Robotics at Arrival: https://youtu.be/_X9ge_W_ZPA
On Arrival microfactories: https://youtu.be/fZ6QwM2CYK8
R&D focus at Arrival: https://youtu.be/6Y15gTSjrus

Role

    • A hands-on technical leader who can lead the implementation, from first principles, in the following one or many areas of
    • Distributed control of coordinating wheeled mobile robots over wireless networks
    • Motion planning for coordinated control of multiple wheeled mobile robots
    • Cooperative payload transport with multiple wheeled mobile robots
    • Collision avoidance strategies for a cluster of coordinating mobile robots
    • Localisation and navigation strategies for a cluster of coordinating mobile robots
    • Application to industrial and commercial intra-logistics

Qualifications

    • PhD in robotics with specialisation in the science of coordinated multi-robot systems
    • Strong foundations in mathematical modelling of complex physical systems
    • Multi-body kinematics and dynamics
    • Physics-based simulation
    • Deep knowledge of control engineering theory and their application to robotics
    • Hands-on experience with real-world robotic systems.
    • Ability to prototype control methods and behaviours in simulation and evaluate them on hardware
    • Desirable:
    • Numerical optimisation
    • Intermediate programming skills in C++ and Python.
    • Knowledge of software architectures for implementing control systems
    • Good knowledge of computer science fundamentals, algorithms and data structures
    • Experience working in a Linux environment
At Arrival we want all of our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Join our mission to bring better, more sustainable transportation to communities around the world.
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