Someone-in-Residence at Everyday Robots

Posted on: 06/04/2022

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The Team -------- Born from X, the moonshot factory, and working alongside teams at Google, we’re building a new type of robot. One that can learn by itself, to help anyone with (almost) anything. With one foot in today, and the other in tomorrow, we seek to turn the helper robots of science fiction novels into reality. Doing this requires taking on the hardest problems in robotics. All so we can work towards a future where helper robots are a part of a better everyday, for everyone. We know that no company, no moonshot, no wild idea is greater than the efforts of the people behind it. Our team is thoughtful, driven and deliberately diverse, working together in a creative and collaborative environment, where everyone’s perspectives and expertise is valued. The Role -------- Many teams speak about the importance of diversity of thought. At Everyday Robots, we live it. Our Someone-in-Residence program embeds artists, creators, social scientists and others across the team to expand and challenge our thinking, and provides you with a unique opportunity to work, co-create, and learn alongside some of the world’s leading roboticists. Think of it like an Artist-in-Residence, but more expansive. A co-creator to help us build robots in novel, thoughtful and inclusive ways - you might be an Artist. You also might be a Filmmaker. Or a Product Inclusion expert. Find out more about us, and meet the people behind the robots on our [website](, such as our current Someone-in-Residence, dancer and roboticist Catie Cuan. Catie is developing performances to challenge the way we think about human-robot interaction through the emerging field of choreorobotics (read more about her work in the [Scientific American](!) What you can expect ------------------- * Drive thinking and content that will help to shape the future of robotics, in partnership with members of the team. * Create content (internal and potentially external) in partnership with members of the team * Learn and hear from AI leaders from across Alphabet, Google, DeepMind, and externally from organizations and top academic institutions. * To co-develop an independent, self-guided creative project alongside collaborators at Everyday Robots * An environment dedicated to push robotics forward at our HQ at in Mountain View What we’re looking for ---------------------- * Artists, creators, and social scientists who can challenge and re-imagine the ways in which we approach our robots, and help us tell our story in new ways * At least a six-month commitment (with built-in flexibility to extend as necessary, or to carry out the Residency part-time if you're a student) Bonus qualities --------------- * Experience and curiosity about working in the fields of AI and/or robotics * A background in one of our priority areas: filmmaking, sci fi, podcasting, or product inclusion, or responsible innovation How to apply ------------ * If this sounds like a good fit, please submit a resume and a response to one of the following two briefs (using any medium you like): * Write a job description for your dream residency setting out the problem you want to solve in robotics, in partnership with the team at Everyday Robots (400 word limit). * Produce a storyboard for a viral video that creates a strong community following for Everyday Robots. At Everyday Robots, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require additional accommodations during the interview process, please let us know.