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Research Scientist Behavior Generation

WorkplaceOffenbach am Main, Hessen, Germany

The Honda Research Institute Europe is working at the cutting edge of scientific research towards artificial intelligence, robotics, and intelligent systems. Our vision is a society in which humans and intelligent cyber-physical systems raise and support each other in accord with nature.

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented researcher m/f sharing our spirit of turning pioneering scientific research into groundbreaking innovations. If you want to contribute your ideas for making this a reality, join us at our institute at Offenbach am Main, Germany .

Robots and physical avatars are moving out of the lab into natural environments with continuous operations. This requires new technologies and solutions for a credible overall behavior generation. It is required to create a homogenous perception of the robot actions on the user’s side for improving trust & social relations.


  • Scientific research and technological contributions to a holistic goal-oriented behavior generation, unifying technologies for manipulation, locomotion and communication in a coherent way; this requires the consideration of physical constraints such as balance & contacts, user interactions and whole body gestures – for improving the naturalness and trust between robot and user
  • Publication and presentation of research results in top-ranking conferences and journals
  • Cooperation with leading universities and industrial research partners


  • PhD or an excellent Master of Science degree, and experience in a related field
  • PhDs should have a proven track record of excellent research and the ability to define a research agenda contributing to our vision
  • Applicants holding a master’s degree have the possibility to pursue a PhD in cooperation with academic partner institutions
  • Experience in social robotics, avatar animation or related fields
  • Profound programming skills in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Python

Contact and Address

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please submit your application, your earliest starting date as well as your salary expectations online (click on the ’apply online’ button) or send your application to:

PME – Personal- und Managemententwicklung · Horst Mangold
Postfach 1334 · 55206 Ingelheim / Germany

Do you need more information? Mr Mangold will be happy to answer any questions you may have at the following number: +49 (0) 61 32 / 899 040.


+49 (0) 61 32 / 899 040


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