Facebook also interested in robotics?

Mark Zuckerberg FacebookIt is a job offer published on LinkedIn which has aroused the attention of the American media a few days ago. Facebook is seeking a robotics engineer to work in its “Strategic Engineering and Development” team based in Menlo Park, California headquarters.
Engineering degree in Pocket, the candidate must have over 10 years experience in automatic industrial electrical systems in vehicles and robots. It must control the architecture of robots and their components, knowledge of ROS is a plus. The company of Mark Zuckerberg once again in the footsteps of Google, investing in the Robotics market, that is which was surprising.

No, Facebook will not follow Google in this way… for now

StorageTek storage silo (Photo: Hannes Grobe)

StorageTek storage silo (Photo: Hannes Grobe)

The reality is, however, less sensational. Most likely, the ROBOTICIST sought by Facebook will not work on a humanoid or quadruped robot like Google/Boston Dynamics productions. He will have floor on the automation of data centers of the social network, especially on the automation of these electrical equipment… Much less sexy, it is certain. Facebook had already published an announcement of this type in last August and the post had already been filled. Perhaps the first candidate had seen his dreams of engineer somewhat cooled by this job.

Translation : Bing Translator

Sources :
“Facebook gets into the robot game — and data centers could be involved”, VentureBeat, February 4, 2015

Annonce d’emploi Facebook “Electrical Engineer- Robotics”, LinkedIn, February 4, 2015

Annonce d’emploi Facebook “Electrical Engineer- Robotics”, SimplyHired, August 18, 2014

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