Extreme Performance Intelligent Control Research Scientist

Toyota Research Institute

Toyota Research Institute

201-500 employees

R&D arm of Toyota

Robotics & Automation
Automotive & Transportation
AI & Machine Learning

$151,800 - $210,000

Annual cash bonus

Mid, Senior

Mountain View, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Computer Vision
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry). Ph.D. or deep expertise in one key area (Computer Vision, Robotics) or related fields
  • Proficient in scientific Python, Unix, and robotic frameworks (e.g. ROS2.0), as well as common DL frameworks (preferably PyTorch). Experience with distributed learning (especially on AWS) is a plus
  • Proficient in practical computer vision for robotic systems, include experience with geometric computer vision such as camera calibration, optimization and filtering/smoothing framework, key point, and descriptor extraction
  • Consistent track record of publishing mobile robot perception work at high-impact conferences/journals (RSS, ICRA, IROS, CVPR, CoRL, ICCV, ECCV, PAMI, IJCV, etc.), centered around computer vision and perception
  • Experience with obstacle detection. Experience tracking moving obstacles is a plus
  • Conduct ambitious research in perception and localization for robotic systems that solves open problems of high practical value and validate it in challenging real-world scenarios
  • Implement state of the art perception algorithms and research to run in real-time as a part of a high performance system including planning and control
  • Work with planning and control researchers to understand the interplay between perception and action
  • Partner with a multidisciplinary team including other research scientists and engineers across the Human Interactive Driving team, TRI, Toyota, and our university partners
  • Stay up to date on the state-of-the-art in computer vision and robotic perception
  • Present results in verbal and written communications, internally, at top international venues, and via open-source contributions to the community
  • Lead collaborations with our external research partners (e.g., MIT, Stanford, UMich) and mentor research interns

Toyota Research Institute

Toyota Research Institute


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.

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Los Altos, California



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6 month growth


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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.