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Machine Learning for Robot 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 environments.  In particular, we seek an individual with extensive experience in leveraging techniques from machine learning to improve navigation algorithms.


  • Develop and implement machine learning algorithms for robot navigation.
  • 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.


  • ​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.
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.​