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Robot Application Designer (closed)

Job Description

Furhat Robotics in Stockholm is currently building out the Interactions team with 2 immediate high priority hires.

Please see the job descriptions here:

The Interactions team at Furhat is tasked with building applications which run on the Furhat platform. These are more multidimensional than the apps one is familiar with from the web, computers, or smart phones - because they take into account all the things a robot can do: it is essentially emulating a human, with the ability to see, hear, think, talk, pay attention, and express emotions.

We have loosely divided the 2 roles, who will report to the Head of Interactions, into 1 Developer and 1 Designer. However, both need to have computer programming ability. The Developer needs to be more technically advanced, especially with the programming language Java. For the Designer, we would like them to be able to program in Javascript, so they can contribute to the applications which incorporate a screen-based GUI. We will ask both hires to acquire competency (if they don't have it already) with the programming language Kotlin, which they will need to build apps using our SDK. In both cases, experience with conversational systems such as chatbots or smart speakers would be very useful. Of course, if they have worked with social robots before (including in academia), that would be a big plus.

This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidates. There are very few positions like this in the world, where one can work directly, hands-on, with a cutting-edge social robot, building applications that thousands, and soon millions, of people will use. Most social robotics companies do not even have a robot released for sale, and those that do are generally not building very creative applications for them, outside of academia. Therefore we are hoping to find two rock stars: passionate about social robotics and HRI (human-robot interaction), technically advanced, highly creative, ready to change the world. If that is you, please get in touch today!

About Furhat Robotics

Furhat Robotics is a Conversational AI and Social Robotics startup that is building the world’s first social robotics and conversational system platform.

Our vision is to build a computer interface that enables people to interact with machines the same way we interact with each other, with the belief that social robotics will be as disruptive as the smart phone or the PC.