Research Scientist - Motion Planning/Machine Learning
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The Motion Planning team specialized in Machine Learning, researches new deep learning approaches, builds deep neural networks, algorithms, and software to impact across navigation, behavior, route planning, as well as trajectory optimization, numerical optimization, and model predictive control. The team is experimental and once an idea is effective, works to put into production.
Motional's Machine Learning team has produced ground breaking advancements in the autonomous vehicle industry including nuScenes (https://www.nuscenes.org), PointPillars (https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.05784), and PointPainting (http://arxiv.org/abs/1911.10150)
What you'll be doing:
Prototype our next generation motion planning systems being the intersection between prediction, motion planning and controls
Initiate and collaborate on new research projects to further extend the domain of autonomous driving capabilities
Publish results at conferences
What we're looking for:
Masters, or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related field with at least 1 year hands-on experience
Experience designing, training, analyzing, and deploying neural networks for at least one of the following applications: Motion Planning, Motion prediction, Behavioral prediction.
Experience in Machine Learning and Motion planning
Fluency in Python and/or C++
Experience with PyTorch or other deep learning frameworks
Proven track records in patent and/or publications
Ability to comfortably explore uncharted territories
Knowledge of software engineering principles, including software design, source control management, build processes, code reviews, and testing methods
Experience as a self-directed engineer / research scientist who excels at driving new research ideas from conception and experimentation to productization
Experience in Model Predictive Control, vehicle dynamics, and simulation environments
Experience in Game Theory
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Groupand Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.
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