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Senior Robotics Research Scientist

8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730

Teamwork, not just tech work. We are tech futurists and business geniuses. Together, we solve problems to make daily life easier. We are looking for a few more great minds to join our team as we continue to grow one of the world's leading consumer robot companies.


Together, we empower people to do more.

What you will do:

  • Design, implement, test and document robotics algorithms in C and C++ on desktop and embedded platforms.
  • One of the main focuses of the position is the development of novel algorithms for mobile robotics navigation, particularly simultaneous localization and mapping, obstacle avoidance and path planning, and sensor fusion.
  • Strong emphasis is placed on embeddable algorithms for consumer robotics applications.



  • Minimum Degree: MS in Robotics or related field.
  • A solid engineering background with hands-on experience designing and developing robotics systems.
  • Understanding of and experience with any of the following: behavior-based control, navigation, path-planning, obstacle avoidance, SLAM, vision-based SLAM, estimation and control, and sensor fusion.
  • Strong analytical skills and mathematical foundation.
  • Good understanding of computer systems.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in algorithm implementation using C and C++.
  • Algorithm development with Matlab.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and experience with any of the following: object recognition, structure from motion, 3D reconstruction, ego-motion estimation, feature extraction and matching, face recognition.
  • Hands-on experience developing algorithms and building mobile robotics platforms.
  • Embedded programming experience.
  • Ability to build/assemble/modify electronic assemblies or robots into various configurations for test purposes.

 iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer


We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Category: Data Science / Machine Learning

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