Scientist: Visuo-Tactile Perception for In-Hand Object Manipulation

Scientist: Visuo-Tactile Perception for In-Hand Object Manipulation

Job Number: P20T02
Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) in San Jose, California, is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to investigate and implement algorithms that exploit vision and tactile feedback for robotic in-hand object manipulation. The focus of the research is to develop perception algorithms to estimate object states such as 6D pose and finger-object contact states such as slip that can be used by a high-level planner to perform manipulation tasks.
San Jose, CA


Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of multi-modal perception algorithms focused on computer vision and tactile sensing for object grasping and manipulation.
  • Deploy algorithms on a robotic platform and demonstrate their application on a set of tasks (e.g. in-hand repositioning of objects).
  • 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 LSTMs.
  • Strong programming skills in C++ or Python.
  • Familiarity with ROS and developing end-to-end systems.
  • Experience training and testing machine learning algorithms and deploying models on a robotic platform.
  • Experience with computer vision and multisensory perception is a plus.
  • Experience with robotic manipulation, tactile sensing, and grasping is a plus.
  • Experience with sim-to-real approaches is a plus.


3 years

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