Nerd out with us
At Bot & Dolly we’re solving problems that haven’t been solved before, so we’re looking for people that combine a depth of technical talent with a taste for unpredictability. A typical day at work might have you solving problems in real-time control, designing pneumatic actuators, or wiring breadboards, all against a backdrop of welding guns and fog machines. We’re a small team in a unique work environment, and we know there’s no better way to assess someone’s skills than to work together, so any full-time positions usually begin with an internship or short-term project. If you meet any of the following profiles or blur the lines between them all, we’d love to hear from you.
You are a software craftsperson first and foremost, with a strong foundation in computer science fundamentals. But you also have deep experience with ROS or another robotics platform; computer graphics, computational photography, or 3D animation; or networking and real-time systems. Examples of projects you may find yourself involved with are: haptics and alternative interfaces for robot interaction, databases and web interfaces for exploring robot data, animation tools for physical motion control, projector and camera calibration techniques, or integration of novel sensors and actuators.
You’re a guru in at least one CAD/CAM environment, have a solid grounding in mechanical design principles, and big ideas about bridging the digital/physical interface. You'll have access to our metal shop with a 3-axis CNC, as well as a wood shop and electronics workbench where you’ll be expected to rapidly take designs from concept to working prototype. We are actively looking to advance projects in gripping and robotic holding mechanisms, haptics, industrial hardware integration, embedded sensing, and other areas.
You come from a background of automation, engineering, manufacturing, robotics, technical stage production, digital fabrication, or a related field, and have a talent for looking at overall system requirements and proposing the right blend of components to solve complex problems. You are able to move between big picture considerations and opportunities for future development without losing track of the details. We are currently in need of an individual who is interested in taking on a breadth of automation integration challenges and is able to take a project from the development environment through to on-site installation, commissioning, and support.