A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The DROP (Deep Robot Optical Perception) Lab's research goal is to develop robotic systems capable of operating in complex dynamic environments. To this end, we seek to expand and improve the perceptual capabilities of autonomous systems. Our work seeks to push the bounds of scale and resolution in 3D reconstruction, segmentation, data mining, and visualization for massive datasets gathered with robotic systems.
This role will involve supporting both the Autonomous driving and underwater research projects. Main tasks will be to assist with the maintenance of existing robotic platforms (Underwater Vehicles, Autonomous Surface Vehicles and Autonomous Car, integration of new sensors as well as the design of new equipment. These tasks usually comprise mechanical design and small scale manufacturing, electrical/electronics design and software integration. Successful candidates should be able to work independently and in small teams together with graduate students to find solutions for open research problems. Occasional travel for field deployments may be required.
Design and develop mechanical systems
Help with the software integration of new sensors into existing equipment.
Assist in the development of new robotic platforms
Prototype systems and components with in lab equipment: 3D Printers, CNC milling machine, PCB assembly and testing etc.
Write documentation for the newly developed equipment.
BSc or MSc in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, ECE or related field with Mechatronics, Systems Design or Automation exposure.
Experience with Python and/or C++
Hands-on Experience with robotic systems.
Well-versed in Linux/Unix.
Comfortable with Mechanical design, CAD user, Solidworks preferred.
Knowledge of ROS
Version Control Software, Git
Basic PCB layout and micro-controller programming experience desirable
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.