Robot Locomotion Engineer

  • Carrer de Pujades, Barcelona, Spain
  • Full-time

Company Description

PAL Robotics is a leading robotics company based in sunny Barcelona. Our mission is to enhance people’s quality of life through robotics and automation technologies. Our goal is to develop humanoids that can perform useful tasks in the real world. We are a young and multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, we have over 14 years of experience in the robotics field and offer daily challenges to everyone in our team to help them grow. 

Job Description

For this position we are seeking a Robotics Engineer with experience in developing walking control algorithms for humanoid robots. We require a solid background in legged locomotion control with a significant experience in modeling and solving optimization problems. The applicant must be capable of developing custom optimization methods to solve locomotion and multi-contact problems. We also require a solid understanding of multi-body dynamics and experience implementing controllers in real torque controlled robots.

This work will require to conceptualize, implement and debug the algorithms in one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world, TALOS, a fully torque controlled biped robot.


Primary duties

  • Developing walking control algorithms

  • Developing whole body control algorithms

  • Developing multi-contact motion planning algorithms

  • Code QA through Unit Tests

Required Skills:

  • PhD or MS degree in Robotics with emphasis in robot locomotion and optimization

  • Excellent C++ programming skills

  • Programming for real-time control and sensor processing

  • Experience developing in Linux OS

  • Proactive team working attitude

  • Excellent Spoken and Written English

  • Experience with real robotic hardware

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of ROS

  • Dynamic simulation

  • State estimation

  • Experience with revision control systems (git)

Additional Information

Job conditions

The company is located in Barcelona, Spain.

Start date: immediate.

The compensation package will be evaluated according to the relevant experience of the candidate.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Position code JOB-2019-005

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