Motion Capture Data Collection Engineer

Our Mission
Our mission is to solve the most important and fundamental challenges in AI and Robotics to enable future generations of intelligent machines that will help us all live better lives.

The AI Institute is building an environment that fosters the kind of blue-sky thinking found in academic labs and quickly drives it to practice through development discipline and resources more common to top-tier industry teams.

The Motion Capture Data Collection Engineer will work cross-functionally, driving initiatives to collect robot and human motion data to help optimize robot performance and train machine learning models. Part of this role will be setting up, running, and maintaining various motion capture systems, recruiting test subjects for data collection, and integrating the resulting data into our data platforms.  
Responsibilities
  • Set up, run, and maintain motion capture systems.
  • Coordinate with engineers & technicians to collect motion data.
  • Run preliminary data collections (< 25 subjects), design and organize large scale data collections, and direct the work of others in performing those human subject studies.
  • Implement robust data collection processes in collaboration with the data platform team to ensure seamless data integration, storage, and retrieval processes.
  • Requirements
  • BS/MS in computer science, robotics, or a related technical field.
  • 3+ years of experience in data collection, data management, or data quality assurance; preferably in robotics or related fields.
  • Proven expertise in setting up and running motion capture data collection processes.
  • Familiarity with database management, data preprocessing, and validation techniques.
  • Experience conducting user studies.
  • Strong abilities in attention to detail, communication, and collaboration.
  • Bonus - the attributes are great to have but not required by our candidates. Candidates who lack these should not be discouraged to apply
  • Experience with Python.
  • Familiarity with setting up and operating AV equipment.
  • Experience with bringing up and running commercially available sensors.
  • Familiarity with JIRA or similar task management tools.
  • We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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