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Robotics Engineer | Lex Fridman

My name is Lex Fridman. I have YouTube channel: lexfridman. I would like to make some educational videos with robots. This will involve complex robots like Spot from Boston Dynamics, simple ones like iRobot Roomba, and ones in-between (e.g., robotic arms). This is not part of a startup, but rather just for some engineering fun and hopefully to educate people about computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and AI in general.

In this context, I'm primarily a machine learning software engineer and am looking for someone who thrives working on hardware and engineering design. Here are some select details, but there are many more tasks involved:
  1. Build custom payloads for Spot. This includes both the design of something that looks cool and also is functional including cameras, screen, and compute hardware for neural network inference.
  2. Work closely with me on the entire stack from high level deep learning code in Python to hardware design and integration.
  3. This project is likely to take place in Austin, so I'm looking for someone who is willing to visit & stay there for days at a time while we work on this.
I value passion, hard work, and obsessive attention to detail (aka craftsmanship). No answer is disqualifying. For example, beginners are welcome. I value the ability to learn quickly.

Please fill out this form. None of the fields are required, but all are preferred. Unfortunately, due to number of applicants, you may not hear from us if we don't move forward. All info you provide here will be kept private.
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3. Which tasks are you interested and able to help with? None are required. Please don't choose more than you actually can help with.
4. What operating systems are you comfortable working in?
5. What's your level of expertise in robotics and engineering design?
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6. How interested are you in robotics and engineering design?
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7. What best describes your interest in this position?
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14. What country do you live in?
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16. Are you able/willing to visit or stay in Austin whenever needed to work on this project?
17. Is it better to work hard or work smart?