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Research Scientist
Mobile Manipulation, Behaviors
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in an engineering related field
  • A strong track record in inventing and deploying innovative autonomous behaviors for robotic systems in real-world environments
  • Expertise and experience in areas such as reactive control, trajectory optimization, coordinated whole-body control, dexterous manipulation, arm motion planning, grasp planning, navigation, and human interaction
  • Expertise and experience in applying machine learning to robotics, including areas such as reinforcement, imitation, and transfer learning
  • Strong software engineering skills, preferably in C++, and analysis and debugging of autonomous robotic systems
  • A team player with strong communication skills, and a willingness to learn from others and contribute back to the robotics community with publications or open source code
  • Passionate about seeing robotics have a real-world, large-scale impact
  • Develop, integrate, and deploy algorithms linking perception to autonomous robot actions, including manipulation, navigation, and human-robot interaction
  • Invent and deploy innovative solutions at the intersection of machine learning, mobility, manipulation, human interaction, and simulation for performing useful, human-level tasks, in and around homes
  • Invent novel ways to engineer and learn robust, real-world behaviors, including using optimization, planning, reactive control, self-supervision, active learning, learning from demonstration, simulation and transfer learning, and real-world adaptation
  • Be part of a team that fields systems, performs failure analysis, and iterates on improving performance and capabilities
  • Follow software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, code style conformity, and code review
Toyota Research Institute

51-200 employees

R&D arm of Toyota
Company mission
Toyota Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of human life through advances in artificial intelligence, automated driving, robotics, and materials science. They're dedicated to building a world of “mobility for all” where everyone, regardless of age or ability, can live in harmony with technology to enjoy a better life.
  • Highly competitive benefits package
  • Robust programs to support the wellbeing, happiness, and health of our people and their families.
  • 401(k) plan including matching and annual profit sharing along with total vacation and holidays totaling 38 days per year.
  • Subsidized commuter benefits and generous employee and vehicle allowances
  • 2 paid days per year to participate in volunteer activities.
  • Maternity Leave program with 10 paid weeks plus baby bonding leave and Milk Stork for traveling moms
  • Baby Bonding Leave–an additional 16 paid weeks–to all new parents, including those who choose to adopt.
  • Back-up child and adult / elder care programs to help everyone thrive
  • WellBeats Virtual Fitness Trainer.
Company Values
  • Be Yourself - We bring our full selves to work every day. Our diverse views, history, personality, character, and experiences are invaluable to TRI and Toyota.
  • Respect One Another - We celebrate everyone’s differences, opinions, and perspective. We practice mutual respect and act with integrity.
  • Assume Best Intentions - People are good. We trust and give them the benefit of the doubt. We assume they act the way they do because they believe it’s best for TRI.
  • Think Globally - We don’t work or think in silos. Our work impacts people within TRI, Toyota, and our communities around the world. We always make it about collaboration.
  • Make it Happen - We are proactive, not reactive. We push boundaries because we’re not afraid to fail. We succeed together.
  • Embrace Diversity - We believe diversity makes us stronger, including diversity of ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills, experiences, and knowledge.
  • Always Learn - We believe in constant improvement and advancement of ideas and beliefs. We embrace Hansei and Kaizen. We are on a journey to explore, experiment, and learn together.