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[JOB] Robot Interaction and User Experience Co-op, Redwood Robotics

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Robot Interaction and User Experience Co-op

The RI-UX Co-Op will explore the question: What is the “desktop metaphor” for teaching a robot arm that can work alongside people? Robot arms that can safely sense and react to physical contact with a person, and the ubiquity of touch screen tablets, enable new opportunities to teach robots. The RI-UX Co-Op will work with our product team to develop a robot interaction metaphor, analogous to the desktop metaphor for the PC, that enables rapid and intuitive instruction of robots. The RI-UX Co-Op will prototype mechanical interfaces, storyboard user experiences, breadboard tablet UIs, and conduct user studies with our prototype arm. This a Co-Op position with the potential for full-time hire after six months.


  • Understand, articulate and improve on the interaction model
  • Setup and conduct user testing and experiments to validate user experience hypotheses
  • Create mechanical prototypes of product features that support physical human-robot interaction
  • Create wireframe designs of tablet based UIs
  • Create a UI/UX specification for the next phase of product development


  • BS or above in Industrial Design or related discipline
  • Excellent ability to sketch ideas and storyboards
  • Demonstrated very strong design and aesthetic sense
  • Rhino, Solidworks, and/or other 3D surfacing tools
  • Experience with various forms of digital fabrication
  • Experience with UI design tools a plus
  • Experience with robotics a plus