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Robotics Researcher - Dynamic Navigation

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Omron Management Center of America, Inc.

San Ramon, CA

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Robotics Researcher – Dynamic Navigation

Omron Management Center of America, Inc. (OMCA) is excited to announce their brand new Research and Development Center. We are looking for an energetic and focused Robotics Researcher – Dynamic Navigation in the San Ramon, CA area. This position reports to the Director of Research and Development and we are looking for researchers passionate about developing smart robots that can be used to improve people's lives, and enable breakthrough advances in human/machine interaction and intelligent automation.


Work with a team of peers to innovate, develop and promote new robotics technologies.

Architect, develop and establish viability of new algorithms, in close cooperation with leading robot manufacturer Omron Adept Technologies.

Seek synergy with other aspects of Omron's diverse business portfolio in industrial automation, social systems, automotive and health products.

Engage in collaborative R&D with leading research centers, universities and partner companies.

Stay on the cutting edge, maintaining a keen understanding of innovative technologies in the robotics field, and developing high value IP with other Omron researchers.

Represent Omron in a professional, ethical, and socially responsible manner.

Represents the Omron Guiding Principles through personal and business interactions with employees, distributors, and colleagues.


Ph.D. in Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in automation and robotics technology research and development.

Deep understanding of mobile robot navigation methods, including dynamic motion planning, collision avoidance and coexistence (e.g., with other machines, and humans).

Hands on experience with SLAM, EKF, and commonly used sensing technologies (e.g. camera, LIDAR, IMU, encoder).

Broad understanding of robot architectures and control methodologies.

Solid algorithm prototyping and coding skills (Requisite: Matlab/Python, C/C ).

Proficient in current Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Excellent oral and written presentation skills, with ability to communicate effectively to fellow researchers, and business-minded stakeholders.

The Company:

Omron Management Center of America, Inc. (OMCA), headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is the holding company for Omron's operations in the Americas. OMCA supports Omron's businesses in the Americas - encompassing Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, and the rest of Latin America, helping to maximize their results, particularly with regard to advancing Omron's long-term management strategy. In particular, OMCA provides support for the region by providing legal, financial, tax, and human resources services.

Omron's corporate core value of working for the benefit of society applies to our unique technical competencies in the areas of industrial automation, safety, security, environmental protection and healthcare in pursuit of a brighter future for all. As a corporate citizen that has long recognized and encouraged the importance of giving back to local communities and helping those less fortunate, Omron has demonstrated this over the years by designing a manufacturing facility which employs the disabled, making donations to aide those impacted by natural disasters, and sponsoring an annual Omron Day in which employees volunteer in the local communities across the globe.

Our Commitment to Employees:

Company Culture defined as a fast paced, multi-tasking, team focused, empowerment of employees, creative, innovative and open communication type organization.

Training and Career Development Program to give employees a learning path with the necessary tools and resources they need to help build their career at Omron.

Great financial opportunities with competitive compensation, immediate 401k match with 100% vesting, profit sharing, and Blue Cross Blue Shield for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits.

Community Awareness that includes activities with local non-profit organizations and a Matching Gift Program.

Work-Life Balance with Flexible Work Arrangements, Flexible Work Hours, and Sick/Vacation/Holiday Pay.

Wellness Activities such as Walking Contests, Nutritional Learning Sessions, On Site Flu Shots and Health Screenings.

Omron Management Center of America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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