Scientist: Intention Estimation for Teleoperation

Scientist: Intention Estimation for Teleoperation

Job Number: P19T04
Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) in San Jose, California, is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on intention estimation and behavior generation algorithms to realize dexterous robotic teleoperation combining statistical modeling, probabilistic inference, motion planning, and machine learning techniques.
San Jose, CA


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and validate modeling and inference algorithms for human intention estimation, and behavior generation algorithms for robotic teleoperation both in simulation and on hardware
  • Collaborate with local and international researchers and engineers within and outside the Company
  • Compile written and oral reports for executives within the Company
  • File patents on developed technologies
  • Publish research results at top-tier conferences and journals in robotics as well as machine learning


  • Ph.D. in computer science, robotics, or a related field
  • Experience in robot manipulation, planning, and motion control
  • Experience in statistical modeling and probabilistic inference of human behavior and intention
  • Strong programming skills in C++ or Python
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with Bayesian methods and Probabilistic Programming  Language (PPL)
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with robot hardware using ROS


3 years

How to apply

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