Connected Robotics Inc.

Sr. Computer Vision Engineer

Culinary Robotics
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Company Info

Connected Robotics Inc. develops robots for use in the kitchen to solve the shortage of workers in the Japanese food industry and to support the rapid growth in popularity of the Japanese food around the globe. Robot technology has consistently advanced in the past decade, and we’ll now finally enter a new era where robots actually become present in restaurant kitchens. Under current conditions, the food industry might not seem like an attractive place to work anymore. But, it’s always been a place to bring people together, enjoy good food and have memorable conversations. Working there should be a valuable choice. Through robot technology, we aim to contribute to the joy of working in the kitchen and to the happy moments around the table.

Innovate in the Kitchen with Robots

We're committed to bringing robots to the kitchen for simple and physically-demanding tasks, so that the kitchen workers won’t have to exhaust themselves before working on the fun and creative side of their job.

Using the basis of kitchen robot business we accumulate here in Japan, we’re going to further introduce Japanese food culture abroad.

We bring out the joy of food with fun and delicious dishes prepared through dynamic collaboration with robots.

Job Description

At Connected Robotics, we are developing robot systems to help with cooking foods and washing dishes in kitchens of restaurants and homes. Robot controller software engineers will be involved in robot controllers’ development for these applications.

Unlike industrial robots in the factories, our robots work closely with people in the kitchens for different kinds of tasks. For example, in the case of a Takoyaki robot, pouring the dough, turning the Takoyaki around according to the degree of baking, serving with plates, etc.

To achieve such complicated tasks, the key is to develop software controllers and AI for robots. It requires high skills and patience. It’s not an easy job, however, this cutting-edge innovation will bring us fantastic experience and significant skills up. In the future, we aim to make people’s diets richer through the realization of advanced cooking skills such as beautiful dishes, chopping and exquisite baking adjustments.

A Senior Computer Vision Engineer will have experience leading research teams and hands-on experience with image processing and machine learning research.

Sample responsibilities:
・ Algorithm development for robot operation according to position, shape, burn level, etc., by performing image processing and image recognition using robot-mounted cameras
・ Technology development for stable robot operation in any installation environment
・ Testing and debugging during development process

Ideal Candidate

Required Skills and Experience:
・ Demonstrated experience leading a research or development team.
・ PhD in robotics, computer science, or relevant field.
・ Fluency in English conveying and discussing technical specifications and tasks to members.
・ Over 5 years of experience in the field of computer vision.
・ Experience with 2D/3D (2.5D) images.
・ Experience with multiple machine learning algorithms including:
  A disciplined development process with training and testing.
  Preparing visual representation of research.
・ Experience with image preprocessing techniques, such as noise removal and edge detection.
・ Experience with rigid object recognition and tracking.
・ Knowledge regarding localization of markers.
・ Mathematical skills including:
  Matrix algebra.
  Differential calculus and optimization.
・ Programming experience with:
  Python and C++.
  Object-oriented programming.
・ Experience of having own technology deployed on products.

Desired Skills and Experience:
・ Experience developing a real-time system.
・ Experience with deformable object recognition and tracking.
・ Interest in cooking.
・ Experience with Linux.
・ Programming experience with:
  Exception handling.
  Coding rules.
  Source code review.
  Automated testing.
  Speed optimization.
  Multithreading and messaging.
  Source code version control.
・ Knowledge of camera, robot, and coordinate calibration.


TBD upon offer

Robotics technology is highly needed worldwide, and our platform is not only available in Japan. Connected Robotics embraces diversity and has employees from all over the world. We do not discriminate against candidates by their nationality, age, or gender, and we provide a high-quality environment and support to all employees. If you love robots and want to contribute your technical skills in the food service industry, you are more than welcome to join us!

※ Any JCP Estimate reflects only what we believe to be a minimum reasonable expectation for this role's salary, and is not actual salary information for this position.

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