Scientist: Perception of Articulated Object Properties for Manipulation

Scientist: Perception of Articulated Object Properties for Manipulation

Job Number: P20T03
Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) in San Jose, California, is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to investigate and implement algorithms for articulated object manipulation. The focus of the research is to develop algorithms to perceive geometric properties and interpret the kinematics and functionality of an articulated object. The perceived properties and functionality are then used by a planner to enable manipulation tasks such as assisted teleoperation and tool usage.
San Jose, CA


Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of multi-modal perception algorithms for articulated object manipulation.
  • Deploy algorithms on a robotic platform and demonstrate their application on a set of tasks (e.g. use an articulated object as a tool).
  • Collaborate with local and international researchers and engineers 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 with deep learning and deep learning platforms such as TensorFlow and PyTorch.
  • Experience with temporal approaches such as LSTM.
  • Strong programming skills in C++ or Python.
  • Familiarity with ROS and developing end-to-end systems.
  • Experience training and testing machine learning and deploying models on a robotic platform.
  • Experience with computer vision and multisensory perception.
  • Experience with robotic manipulation and grasping is a plus.
  • Experience with sim-to-real approaches is a plus.


3 years

How to apply

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