Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) is at the cutting edge of Honda's research and development activities. Inspired by Honda's global slogan - The Power of Dreams - we pursue emerging technologies and bring them into reality to make people happy, even as we are engaged daily in highly scientific, pioneering work. We realize that dreams don't co me from organizations, systems, or money. They come from people, and we seek people who have such challenging spirits to work with us.

Scientist: Human Machine Interaction / Human Factor (Job Number: P18F03 )
San Jose, CA

This position offers the opportunity to conduct innovative research on a broad set of problems to bridge human and automated/semi-automated mobility through human machine interaction.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Propose, create, and implement novel human-machine interaction concept by fusing visual, auditory and tactile devices
  • Conduct human factor studies for the proposed systems
  • Participate in ideation, creation, and evaluation of related technologies in various domains other than traffic scenes, including machine learning and computer vision
  • Contribute to a portfolio of patents, academic publications, and prototypes to demonstrate research value
  • Participate in user experiment and data analysis
  • Participate in software development and implementation on various experimental platforms


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field
  • Research experience in human-computer interaction, interface design
  • Proficient in software engineering using C#, C++, Python, Unity and Unreal Engine
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including development and delivery of presentations, proposals, and technical documents
  • Strong publication record in one or more of the following areas: human-machine interaction or human factor


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in handling multi-modal sensor data
  • Experience in human-factor analysis for mobility
How to apply

​Please send an email to with the following:

  • ​​Subject line including the ​job number you are applying for
  • Recent CV
  • A cover letter explaining how your background matches the qualifications
Candidates must have the legal right to work in the U.S.A.​