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 come from organizations, systems, or money. They come from people, and we seek people who have such challenging spirits to work with us.

Robotics Navigation (Job Number: P16T06 )
Mountain View, CA

This position seeks a candidate who can participate and contribute to the research of robot navigation in human co-existing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement robot navigation software on various experimental platforms.
  • Participate in research of crowded environment navigation and pedestrian intention recognition.
  • Participate in collaborative research projects with universities.

Qualifications:

  • ​PhD in computer science, robotics, or related field.
  • Expertise in machine learning, planning/decision making under uncertainty, navigation, motion planning algorithms.
  • Familiarity with multimodal perception, computer vision.
  • Hands-on experience with robots in real environment using ROS, C++, Python.
  • Strong programming skills in Python or C++.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with academic partners.
Human Machine Interface Researcher (Job Number: P16T07 )
Mountain View, CA

This position offers the opportunity to conduct innovative research on a broad set of problems related to human-machine interface for automated/semi-automated vehicles.

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 data collection, sensor calibration, and data processing.
  • Participate in software development and implementation on various experimental platforms.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field.
  • Research experience in human-computer interaction, interface design.
  • Highly proficient in software engineering using C#, C++ and Python.
  • 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 automobiles.
Computer Vision / Multimodal Research Engineer (Job Number: P17T01 )
Mountain View, CA

This position offers the opportunity to conduct innovative research on a broad set of problems related to scene and driver understanding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Propose computer vision/multimodal data analysis methods and apply them to data collected on street scenes using our advanced test vehicles.
  • Contribute to a portfolio of patents, academic publications, and prototypes to demonstrate research value.
  • Participate in software development and implementation on various experimental platforms.
  • Participate in data collection, sensor calibration, and data processing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field.
  • Research experience in computer vision and driver behavioral data analytics.
  • Highly proficient in software engineering using C++ and Python.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including development and delivery of presentations, proposals, and technical documents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in open-source Deep Learning frameworks such as TensorFlow or Caffe.​
How to apply

​Please send an email to careers@honda-ri.com 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.​