Opportunities

Aldebaran Robotics is recruiting Europe's best engineering talents to join the NAO humanoid robot's dream team!

You want to be part of this huge and exciting robotics adventure? Send your curriculum! Only the best, the most creative and experienced engineers will join us.

The values we are looking for?
Be creative, be different, be humble and ambitious. We are looking for passionate people who love adventure and changes. We are looking for engineers, yes, but not only : we are expecting you to have an important sense of creativity, of instinct, strong skills and experience. International profiles are welcome! If on top of that you are a funny geek, come join us!

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Aldebaran Robotics in a few words :
Aldebaran Robotics is a recognized world leader in the rapidly expanding field of humanoid robotics. Founded in 2005 with offices in France, China, Japan and the United States, Aldebaran launched the "NAO" robot which has become an internationally adopted platform used in education and research. More than 600 prestigious universities, labs and secondary schools worldwide are working daily with NAO.

For the future, Aldebaran has embraced the ambitious goal of developing humanoid robots for use by the general public. More than 300 people at Aldebaran, including 50% in R&D, are involved in the development and production of NAO and future robots.

Aldebaran believes that in coming years robots will positively impact our lives to the same extent as PCs and mobile devices did during the past 3 decades. Robots will change the way we learn, work and communicate. For example, a robotic companion to assist humans is no longer science fiction but a realistic answer to the requirements of an aging society. Aldebaran Robotics is developing practical solutions for everyday life by conducting research in areas such as autistic child therapy, human-robot interaction and personal robotics.

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Chef de projet Innorobo

Innorobo trade show is growing consistently since launch a few years ago. As leader of humanoid robotics,
Aldebaran participates and would like to give the 2015 edition a particular significance, outside of known territories.
The Project Manager Innorobo, reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer, will lead the project from options
to evaluate to implementation.

 

Your taks:

Proposals to answer to Aldebaran’s objectives, on both show tone and Aldebaran’s participation
- Interface with trade show organisation
- Implementation of the prokect (planned date : June 2015)
- Implementation of knowledge management tools, analyses, syntheses, improvement areas, etc.

 

Abilities:

- Total understanding and expertise of trade shows, either from an organisator or from an advertiser
perspective
- Negotiations
- Suppliers management (technical, stand, etc.)
- Project management : deadlines, transversal management of both internal and external teams, taking into
account guidelines, etc.
An experience at both an organisator and an advertiser would be a plus.

- Autonomous
- Rigourous
- Creative
- Alaytical and organized
- Adaptable
- Taste for high-tech
- English required (oral and written)

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Project manager Innorobo

Innorobo trade show is growing consistently since launch a few years ago. As leader of humanoid robotics, Aldebaran participates and would like to give the 2015 edition a particular significance, outside of known territories. The Project Manager Innorobo, reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer, will lead the project from options to evaluate to implementation.

Yours taks:

  • Proposals to answer to Aldebaran’s objectives, on both show tone and Aldebaran’s participation
  • Interface with trade show organisation
  • Implementation of the prokect (planned date : June 2015)

Implementation of knowledge management tools, analyses, syntheses, improvement areas, etc.

 

yours qualities:

  • Total understanding and expertise of trade shows, either from an organisator or from an advertiser perspective
  • Negotiations
  • Suppliers management (technical, stand, etc.)
  • Project management : deadlines, transversal management of both internal and external teams, taking into account guidelines, etc.

 

An experience at both an organisator and an advertiser would be a plus.

Human qualities:

 

  • Autonomous
  • Rigourous
  • Alaytical and organized
  • Adaptable
  • Creative
  • Taste for high-tech
  • English required (oral and written)

Graduated in Communication or marketing, you have a 6/8 experience in event's organisation.

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Developer C++ VISION

 


The candidate will join the Perception Team as part of the Interaction R&D department. He or she will be in charge of improving the understanding of NAO about its environment based on visual information.

Your goal will be to improve thevision-based capabilities of NAO by integrating or developing algorithms in order to extract meaningful information from still images and video sequences.

Therefore, your tasks will consist in:
  • Evaluating existing algorithms or technologies
  • Implementing, maintaining and optimizingvisionalgorithms

PROFILE
You have a good mastering of C++
You are familiar with image processing techniques such as object and/or human detection
You are dynamic, autonomous and proactive
Very nice to have:
Experience with visionprocessing libraries (OpenCV for example)
Python, Git, CMake knowledge
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Worldwide Field Application Engineer

The Field Application Engineer is the technical expert working for the development of Academic and Specialized Education sales.

Among the B2B department, the engineer will help the regional business & marketing teams (Americas, Asia and Europe) in detecting and defining clients' needs and demonstrate our products in the most appropriate way.

The Field Application Engineer is a key role between marketing and technical departments. Having a good business knowledge, one of his/her challenge will consist in bringing technical basis to the sales pitch.

Main tasks will be:

  • Aggregation and management of technical feedbacks from sales to technical teams
  • Working closely with product managers in order to help them in writing marketing and technical documents
  • In collaboration with our technical teams, development of products demonstrations performed during sales presentations, roadshows, workshops...
  • Monthly creation of webinars targeting our clients and prospects
  • Competitors monitoring and opinion leaders follow-up
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Ingénieur en conception mécanique expérimenté H/F

Réaliser un robot humanoïde demande une équipe soudée, des concepteurs atypiques et originaux, créatifs, pragmatiques et rigoureux. Nos clients veulent des produits costauds et efficaces. Il faut « penser en dehors de la boîte », sortir du classicisme, mais il faut aussi baser nos conceptions sur des démonstrations scientifiques.

C'est excitant, futuriste mais c'est avant tout aussi un défit permanant. Ca vous dit ?

Dans ce contexte, vous participez à la conception de robots humanoïdes et de leurs accessoires.

Responsable de vos études, vous les menez, de A à Z , en collaboration avec l'électronique, le logiciel embarqué, la qualité et la production.

Exploration et conception de solutions rusées

Dimensionnements mécaniques

Mise en plan

Gestion des prototypes

Analyse des essais

Rédaction de la documentation liée au sous-ensemble

Industrialisation du sous-ensemble

Reporting

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Robot Interaction Designer

You will be part of small team tasked with creating end-user applications for our interactive humanoid robots.

Your role will be multifaceted:

You will conceive and design interactive scenarios between humans and our robots, potentially including humorous dialog, engaging gameplay, unique interfaces to social media and other applications for a variety of audiences and settings.

You will also serve as a liaison between the development team and customers, representing the client's needs to developers and animators, prioritizing features and presenting demonstrations.

You will evaluate users' experiences with our robots and applications for usability, ergonomics, engagement, cultural fit, etc. drawing on your UX expertise and by conducting tests, focus groups and other user studies. You will establish a uniform and high-quality user experience across all applications.

Furthermore, you will have a major role in testing the resulting applications to make sure they meet quality and UX standards.

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ROBOTICS REPAIR AND SUPPORT ENGINEER, based in Louisville, KY USA

Aldebaran Robotics is a fast-growing, Paris-based company with 350 employees and a mission to create interactive robots for the development and well-being of humans. Aldebaran’s NAO humanoid robot was named the best robot for education, as judged by the Robot Hall of Fame and Carnegie Mellon University. Over 3,000 NAOs are in service at universities, research centers and high schools around the world, used primarily as a research and teaching platform for computer science, robotics, mathematics and other disciplines.

Occasionally our robots need maintenance and repair, and our rapidly-growing installed base requires that we hire additional technical resources at our Boston office.

Primary Function:

  • You will make repairs to NAO humanoid robots, ranging from changing gears and rewiring cables to replacing complex structures
  • You will also assist with technical training sessions for distributors and end-customers
  • You will provide assistance at trade shows and special events, including execution of multi-robot demonstrations and shows
  • You will interact with the global repair community, including sharing advice on repair techniques and seeking advice when require
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Juriste contrat - Droit International Privé

Rattaché(e) au Directeur Juridique du groupe, vous serez chargé(e) d’apporter votre expertise en français et en anglais :

  • A la négociation, à la rédaction et au suivi de contrats d’achat, de licence, de distribution,…
  • En établissant des CGU, des CGV, des Contrats de Licence avec l’Utilisateur Final (CLUF),…
  • En répondant aux besoins de conseils des opérationnelles.
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Internship // User Experience Designer for Emotional Human-Robot-Interaction

The intern will join the emotion team and will be in charge of creating concepts for expressive and emotive human-machine interactions for a project. As an assistant to the project manager you will evaluate/adapt behaviors of robots according to the emotional needs of users.

You will be handling the right use of different predefined behaviors for robots. So you must be able to observe and evaluate persons as quickly as possible without losing the aim of this project.

You like new challenges and you are also in love with robotics? Join us!

Your tasks :

  • evaluate/adapt behaviors according to emotional needs of users:
  1. apply theory, principles, data and methods to design (such as "Wizard of Oz" and Surveys / Questionnaires) in order to optimize human well-being and overall human-machine performance.
  2. collaborate with engineers in order to bring interactions to perfection
  • in charge of the use of predefined applications
  • qualify the performance as the best solution and provide solutions as required
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Creative Robot-Interaction Programmer

The candidate will join the emotion team and will be in charge of developing state-of-the-art interactions for projects. As a creative programmer you will evaluate proposals and strategies, and will put projects into practice.

Your main responsibility will be to create expressive and emotive behaviors featuring interactions with humans. You will face challenging deadlines, so you must be able to learn new tools and skills quickly and work quickly without sacrificing the vision of projects.

You will be animating robots for specific human-machine interactions, thus a good knowledge of human nature is needed.

You like challenges and you are also in love with robotics? Join us!

 

Your tasks :

- evaluate a different set of predefined possibilities in order to achieve the goal successfully within a short time period:

  1. developing behaviors including the software Choregraphe and Python (in collaboration with the R & D of Aldebaran Robotics)
  2. evaluating alternatives as required

- qualify the performance as the best solution.

- develop the most possible autonomous behavior and implementing alternatives as required

- program quickly specific behaviors

- interact with R & D in order to report bugs, find solutions and update the system

- present the results in technical committees of Aldebaran Robotics

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Area Sales Manager – Southern Europe & Middle East

Aldebaran Robotics seeks for an Area Sales Manager who will play a key role in selling the company's humanoid robots and services via on-site visits resulting in increased revenue results, and product penetration across the Southern Europe and Middle East region.

As a B2B sales professional, you are able to prospect target accounts for new business, maintain an existing territory of business as well as establish and work with resellers and partners.

As part of the EMEA Sales Team, you will be responsible for further establishing our robotics solutions mostly within academic institutions and research centers. You will work together with a team of Inside Sales Specialists and Field Application Engineers

Responsibilities

  • Build a comprehensive territory plan to execute specific strategies to maximize territory revenue and product adoption.
  • Meet or exceed quarterly and yearly sales targets;
  • Develop and maintain a full business pipeline of prospective direct business.
  • Manage and develop reseller channel business.
  • Investigate and understand academic/research funding mechanisms in the region
  • Gain access to and influence the appropriate decision makers to manage evaluation processes in order to pursue opportunities through to a successful conclusion.
  • Follow up and prioritize all qualified opportunities provided by the Inside Sales Specialist; prospecting for new business leads compliments these activities
  • Maintain comprehensive lead, opportunity, contact and account details on the CRM system.
  • Provide timely reporting of pipeline, account and territory management activities.
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Mechatronics Engineer

NAO and ROMEO are outstanding robots but with only a one degree of freedom hand.

It's time to tackle this. Humanoid robots must express emotion and manipulate objects with their hands!

In order to design a poly-articulated hand with a reasonable cost, Aldebaran Robotics has to invest in researchand development of new actuators and sensors technologies to allow the hand to be reactive, sensitive and compliant.

You'll be in charge of the design of these new actuators and the integration in the dexterous hand.

You should have an experience in electromagnetic actuator, their advantages and drawbacks. You should also know other technologies such as pneumatic or hydraulic actuators and reduction systems (gears, linkage, lead screw...)

Mathematics and Physics will be the mainstayof your work.

You should also be happy to do by yourself new prototypes, test bench... DIY is your way of life!

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ARM Kernel Engineer

You will have to maintain a BSP and the Linux distribution.

  • bring-up of the future robot platforms: Bootloader and Kernel driver development
  • cross-compilation and packaging
  • maintenance and administration of the embedded Linux systems (Gentoo): System robustness, System data security
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Applications Developer

The candidate will join the Studio Team as part of the Software department and will be in charge of developping state-of-the-art interactive applications.

As an application developer, you will be in charge of:

  • developing new applications for the autonomous life with our software Chorégraphe
  • developing applications dedicated to a general audience
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Applications Designer / Animator

The candidate will join the Studio Team as part of the Software department and will be in charge of creating state-of-the-art interactive applications.

As an Applications Designer / Animator, you'll be in charge of:

  • Creating applications for the autonomous life with our animation software Chorégraphe
  • Searching new contents for the autonomous life
  • Creating scenarii and animations for the autonomous life
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International Marketing Coordinator (Internship)

Among the EMEA Sales Team (Europe, Middle-East & Africa), you will be working with the operational marketing manager, who supports the sales representatives developing sales in the whole area, by creating adapted and innovating selling tools, sales promotions, and by organizing events.

Your mission will be as follows:

You maximize our visibility and our participation to international events and conferences

 You create, organize and launch events for our customers and prospects

You create, launch and follow-up new promotions and offers, along with the sales representatives

You develop new marketing materials tools (brochures, datasheets, presentations, advertisements) along with the communication and global marketing departments

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International Sales Developer Northern Europe (INTERNSHIP)

The International Marketing and Sales Coordinator works in close cooperation with the Area Manager in charge of Northern Europe (United Kingdom and Nordic countries) and Russia.

Your mission consists in providing support for:

Sales actions: You will be managing the whole sales operation from the identification of new business opportunities, to the contact and qualification of prospects, the closing of deals, the follow-up of the business relationship with the customer.  You will sell a package to any markets in Northern Europe. This package includes the humanoid robot NAO, our software suite, warranty and support services, training and additional accessories.

 

Marketing actions: In order to support your sales operations, you will organize events in Northern Europe, create newsletters, promotions, special offers, product launches, advertisement, etc.

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International Sales Developer Southern Europe (Internship)

The International Marketing and Sales Coordinator works in close cooperation with the Area Manager in charge of Southern Europe.

Your mission consists in providing support for:

  • Sales actions: You will be managing the whole sales operation from the identification of new business opportunities, to the contact and qualification of prospects, the closing of deals, the follow-up of the business relationship with the customer.  You will sell a package to any markets in Northern Europe. This package includes the humanoid robot NAO, our software suite, warranty and support services, training and additional accessories.

 

  • Marketing actions: In order to support your sales operations, you will organize events in Southern Europe, create newsletters, promotions, special offers, product launches, advertisement, etc.
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Sales Engineer, Americas Region

We are seeking a Sales Engineer to support our critical pre and post sales activities.

Example of pre-sales activities include:

  • Answer prospective customers' technical questions
  • Prepare videos to persuade customers of the technical capabilities of our robots
  • Participate in customer sales meetings, webinars and special workshops
  • Attend university-level conferences and occasionally make technical presentations

Example of post-sales activities include:

  • Providing technical product training to prospective clients and business partners
  • Answer complex technical questions from the installed base of users (basic questions are handled by the customer care team)

Additional responsibilities: Act as the North American authority on technical questions and product knowledge (hardware & software) Communication with R&D and Marketing to provide customer perspective and market feedback

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AI-LAB Researcher

Aldebaran Robotics is launching the A-Lab, a fundamental and applied research unit dedicated to advances in five keys domains: Mechatronics, Dynamic Control, Interaction, Systems, and Artificial Intelligence. We are recruiting young PhDs and senior researchers for permanent positions in Paris covering the following area of expertize in developmental robotics:

  • Pattern extraction from sensorimotor data: deep learning, slow feature analysis and statistical correlations techniques, extracting relevant patterns from audio/visual signals.
  • Conceptualization: gather spatiotemporal correlations into first level conceptual categories, using intrinsic motivation as a drive: proto-objects, motor skills schemata, causality, in the context of active learning and embodied cognition.
  • Verbal and motor lexicon acquisition: evolve a shared conventionalized repertoire of symbols to ground visual categories, motor skills, gestures (lexical level). Key questions about the emergence of cooperative behaviors, pointing gestures, language games will be investigated.
  • Construction Grammar: Beyond lexicon, explore potential grounding of compositional structures like grammar or composite action plans in a constructivist framework. Strong links with developmental psychology research will be at the center of the approach.

 

The Artificial Intelligence Group is a fundamental research group with long term goals in the continuity of academics research labs. Its goal is to work on making progress in the understanding and modeling of the mechanisms of development and learning in embodied intelligent robots.

All candidates will be involved in collaborative projects, and will contribute to research valorization in the context of publications, patents, joint labs, partnerships and commercial applications.


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C++ / QT GUI Developer

As a part of the Aldebaran Robotics Software R&D you will participate to the development of the software suite named Choregraphe and dedicated to designing robotic applications.
Choregraphe puts together a graphical programming language, 3D animation, visualization and monitoring tools to help people take advantage of the robot NAO. It is used by professional developers for robotics as well as in classrooms.
 
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Firmware Engineer H/F

The candidate will join the firmware team as part of the mecatronics department and will play a significant role in developing the low-level software (firmware and hardware abstraction layer)

As one of the central teams in the development of our robots, the firmware team has a transversal view on the resulting product, and the applicant must be able to interact easily with other departments.

You will need to find new and original solutions for the problems you will face.

You will work on all Aldebaran Robotics projects (Nao, Roméo, ...)

  • In cooperation with the electronics, mechanics and software teams, you will be in charge of:developing microcontroller firmware that deals with sensors, actuators, control loops, security functions and general communications inside the robot.
  • programming the hardware abstraction layer. This includes real-time communications between controllers, the link to other high level software (API for actuator commands and returning of sensor values)
  • ensuring code modularity and reusability for use in different robots.
  • optimizing existing firmware (improving sensor values or control loops)
  • creating and/or updating internal and end user documentation
  • helping other teams to debug issues inside running robotsworking on the development of new robots and new versions of existing robotsresearching new technologies for Aldebaran robots

Together with the rest of the team, you are responsible for the former and future firmware development and abstraction layers. You are also responsible for production issues at the firmware level.

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Experienced engineer in electronics

As part of the electronic R&D team, you will be in charge of the development of new cards.

Independent and in charge of your own researches, you work in close co-operation with the mechanic team and the production department. You actively contribute to all the stages of the project:

  • Research and design
  • Diagrams
  • Follow-up of the subcontracting production of the cards
  • Checking / Approval

You also work together with the low-level software team for the approval of firmware and control electronics.

The Aldebaran Robotics' team, which currently consists of 280 members, has kept the start-up spirit in mind, requiring demand, pro-activity, creativity, humor and passion for the robotics.

 

You like challenges : join us!
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Engineer C ++

The candidate will join the Platform Team as part of the R&D department and will play a significant role in developing the C++/ Python Programming Framework.

The team goal is to provide a solid and transparent platform. This includes the OpenNAO Linux distribution as well as C++ and Python SDKs.

The Platform Team, as a central entity within the R&D Department, shares a transverse vision of the whole software and need to easily communicate and take input from users of our SDKs.

Working very closely with others software teams, you will work on:

  • Programming various components of our Robotics Framework (network, events, rpc, asynchronous tasks, realtime, distributed memory, security, mobile devices support, ...)
  • Creating and updating the documentation (doxygen, sphinx, ..)
  • Design simple and backward compatible APIs

With the other engineers of the team you will be responsible for the coherence of our SDK as well as for the good working of our tools.

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Tester Engineer

You will join the Platform Team as part of the R&D department

The team goal is to provide a solid and transparent platform. This includes the OpenNAO Linux distribution as well as C++ and Python SDKs.

The Platform Team, as a central entity within the R&D Department, shares a transverse vision of the whole software and needs to communicate with and take input from users of our SDKs.

As an engineering tester, you will help Aldebaran increase the quality and the robustness of the whole software package, from low-level embedded software to high-level desktop software.

Working very closely with the software teams, you will work on:

  • Writing functional robotics tests (audio, motion, video, navigation, ..)
  • Testing and validating internal releases as part of the continuous integration process
  • Designing, maintaining and enhancing the test plan
  • Writing new testing scripts, monitoring tools, and so on

You like challenges: join us!