Senior Humanoid Mechatronic Robotics Architect


What to Expect

Tesla’s Mobile Robotics team designs and builds humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot) to automate repetitive tasks and wheeled robots for manufacturing and autonomous logistics. The team joins mechanical, electrical, controls, software, and manufacturing engineering disciplines in a highly collaborative team. 

What You’ll Do

  • Robot modelling architecture
  • Conceptual design of biped robots
  • Accurate modeling of kinematic chains
  • Abstraction and conversion of joint mechanisms into rigid body trees
  • Physics/model representations of joints, limbs
  • Design and support of new mechanism
  • Measurement and matching of model and simulation
  • Complex controls simplification for fast analysis

What You’ll Bring

  • BS in Electrical
    Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or equivalent of
    experience and evidence of exceptional abilities.
  • 3+ years’
    experience with controls system development, modeling, and implementation.
  • Excellent background
    in linear systems analysis, stability, and controller design.
  • Creating dynamic
    models of electrical, mechanical, and thermal systems.  
  • Experience,
    understanding, and intuition for the physics of basic electric propulsion,
    motion control systems, and heat transfer. 
  • Knowledge in control systems including, spring
    loaded inverted pendulum, Zero Momentum Control, Model Predictive Control, Motor
    controls, etc.
  • Modeling knowledge in inverse kinematics,
    inverse/forward dynamics, impedance control, torque control, etc.
  • Basic design of electric motors & power
    electronics & control circuits.
  • Familiar with gear reduction mechanisms
    including: Planetary, Belt drives, Harmonics Drives, Magnetic Gears, etc.
  • Strong mechanical skills, including design,
    manufacturing limits, mechanical linkages, design for manufacturing
  • Strong programming skills in Matlab/Simulink,
    Python, C++, SQL, etc.
  • Strong skills in CAD (CATIA, NX, Inventor,
    Solid Works, etc.)