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alexb



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Building robots professionally

Is anyone interested in building robots professionally?

Marathon Targets is a Sydney company that makes armoured human-sized robots designed for use as targets in live-fire military training: http://www.marathon-targets.com

We're currently looking at expanding our engineering team, the position description is here: http://www.marathon-targets.com/open_positions.html

If you're interested, please let me know.


Alex

Post Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:47 pm 
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I am sure you will find more than a few people interested here. If only it was in Brisbane. (Still tempting)

Are you guys running ROS onboard?

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Post Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Looks like an interesting proposition Smile

I've just a few questions:

- Where is Marathon Targets heading with this technology?
- Where do you see these technologies / product branching out to?
- What areas are you looking to improve by filling this job position?
- What the rough ball park figure for salary?
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Post Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Re: Building robots professionally

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Originally posted by alexb:
Is anyone interested in building robots professionally?
human-sized robots designed for use as targets in live-fire military training:


Woo. you get to build ED209 and get paid for it ? Twisted Evil
"You have 20 Seconds to Comply !"

or more recently..

"If you feel a military android has not respected your personal rights as detailed in "The Laws of Robotics" please note it on your self-reporting form and a future Aperture Science Human Resources Representative will revive you to help you report the proper Greivance-filing procedure."

Im glad Im in Melbourne !

Seriously, sounds like fun, he certainly found the right area to go recruiting ! Smile
but I like being self employed too much to take a full time job in another state.
I hope one of you other guys gets a look in
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Post Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:48 pm 
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I have looked at working for them but they are 3/4ths of the way to the city.
Most of us are out west, although perhaps angus ;->
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quote:
Originally posted by Valen:
Most of us are out west...


I'm way too far west Sad
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Post Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:39 pm 
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Hi Knightrous,

if you're interested, send a CV and something about how your skills match the position to jobs@marathon-targets.com and we can go from there.

Post Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:03 am 
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Sounds interesting, If only I didn't have my Defence job about to start Sad sounds like great fun, If I ever get the chance to see it in real life I will be sure to try and get there. I do notice you are defence recognised supplier.

Good luck to anyone here who applies.
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No reaction from Glen ?

I would have thought this sort of thing would have well suited someone of his broad skill base..

Or have you applied and just not said anything in public Glen ?

If you are Interested and want a nice reference from a practicing Professional Electronic Engineer / Consultant and ex-RoboWars EO on the quailty of your robot works, Id be happy to reccomend you to them in flowery engineer-career speak.

Ive seen the quality of work that has gone into your bots over the Years, I dont know what your educational/paper skills are , but in practice, your design/engineering skills are pretty impressive. No Im not just blowing sunshine, I mean it

To other nsw-ers, yes theres plenty of other admirable engineering works up there too, but most of the other ones I think do good work have already said publicly they arent interested, so dont get huffy that I didnt complment you too.. Wink
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Post Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:00 pm 
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I'd get huffy, but I've been busy sending off resumes and stuff Razz
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Post Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Youd probably be good at it too I imagine, I just didnt think of you up front, because you're quieter around here than glen qho is always posting updates and work hes done Razz
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Post Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:39 pm 
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I'm always too busy working to be posting updates Razz
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Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Fair enough Smile

*You* dont get a nice reference from me though, because you came out of nowhere with a last minute hacked together collection of el-cheapo robot bits that somehow worked amazingly well and handed Inspector General its ass. Razz

(oops, I think I just gave you one with that statement Wink

I think its *still* dizzy from all those flips !

Other than that I have no idea what your robot creations have been like.
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Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:43 pm 
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I haven't built enough in recent years unfortunately!

Stealth lived on for a fair while and won a few events, but eventually not much was left (thanks Nick!)
My next robot was a flamethrower, which won an event but was not really that effective Smile
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^ BUILD MORE ROBOTS GAAAD DAMMMIT
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