The Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich examines the changes in architectural production that result from the introduction of digital manufacturing techniques. The main focus is cutting-edge research into computational design, constructive systems and their synthesis through the use of novel robotic fabrication technologies. Embedded in the National Competence Centre in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, we seek immediately or by agreement a
We are looking for a candidate who will engage with the development of a computational robotics simulation platform. The main focus is the integration of a CAD system (McNeel Rhinoceros) with a specific robotics and physics simulation environment (V-REP) to enable the coherent design and control of non-standard robotic fabrication processes. Test bed will be the new large-scale Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) of ETH Zurich. As such, the successful candidate will lead software development and maintenance of the computational simulation platform, including robotic control and interfacing, and will not only code him-/herself (high-level/low-level) but will also consult team members in developing clean and efficient code.
The candidate should have a degree in mechanical or software engineering, with a strong background in robotics or similar academic / professional experience. We expect in-depth knowledge of robot kinematics, path/motion planning, as well as excellent programming skills (C++/C, Python) and plugin/interface development for 3rd party software. In addition, the candidate has strong analytical and mathematical skills and experience in computer-aided design, 3D modelling, CAD/CAM and robotic fabrication. Fluent German and English language skills are required for this position. The candidate should be highly motivated, reliable, accurate, and have excellent teamwork and communication skills.
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about the position, please contact Hannes Mayer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications) and visit our website www.dfab.arch.ethz.ch.
Applications with a cover letter, CV, and statement of experience should be submitted online to: ETH Zurich, Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich.