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Software Engineer Locomotion

Agility Robotics
Corvallis, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Agility Robotics is a pioneer. Our robot, Digit, is the first to be sold into workplaces across the globe. Our team is differentiated by its expertise in imagining, engineering, and delivering robots with advanced mobility, dexterity, intelligence, and efficiency -- robots specifically designed to work alongside people, in spaces built for people. Every day, we break through engineering challenges and invent new solutions and capabilities that will one day make robots commonplace and approachable. This work is our passion and our responsibility: our mission is to make businesses more productive and people's lives more fulfilling.

About The Role

Our software team is growing rapidly and we are looking for talented engineers to join our small, agile, world-class team. In this role you will be solving challenging locomotion problems like reasoning where the robot can apply contact and how to execute whole body motions in a constrained environment for different manipulation tasks. Your work will be critical in enabling Digit to autonomously interact with its environment and manipulate objects as well as push the boundaries of what humanoid robots can do.

About The Work

  • Develop dynamic models for locomotion planning and control
  • Develop trajectory optimization algorithms for executing whole body loco-manipulation
  • Support identification of safe foot/hand contact locations from sensor data
  • Work with other teams in software (Perception, State Estimation, and Controls) to solve complex cross functional problems

About You

    • You have
      • MS or Ph.D. in robotics, computer science, or related field or have equivalent industry experience
      • 2+ years of experience developing locomotion algorithms on hardware
      • Proficiency in concepts related to locomotion such as (but not limited to) zero moment point, kinematics, centroidal dynamics, and footstep planning
      • Proficiency in trajectory optimization and common locomotion formulations
      • Strong software experience in modern C++
      • Ability to communicate technical information effectively both orally and in writing with other team members
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
      • Authorization to work in the USA
  • You might also have
    • Experience integrating perception into footstep planning
    • Experience with model predictive and whole body control
    • Experience leveraging machine learning or offline trajectory optimization for speeding up online planning
    • Strong mathematical fundamentals in search and optimization
    • Exposure to standard agile and software development processes (issue tracking tools (Jira), feature branching, version control (Git), continuous integration and deployment)
    • Publications in your field (RSS, ICRA, IROS preferred)


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Industry leading employer-matched retirement plan
  • High-quality health, dental and vision insurance - 100% Employer paid for single coverage
  • 100% Company paid Short and Long-term disability insurance
  • 100% Company paid Life Insurance
  • Five weeks of paid time off (3 discretionary weeks and 2 company-wide shutdowns)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • A culture that encourages flexible work schedules
  • A culture that embraces individuality and authenticity
  • Relocation assistance provided when necessary

Agility Robotics is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, it is the policy of Agility Robotics to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Agility Robotics prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

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