Pivot Robots

AI for Robot Arms in Factories

Mechanical Engineer

$80K - $100K / 0.50% - 1.50%
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
Any (new grads ok)
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Vignesh Rajmohan
Vignesh Rajmohan

About the role

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Design and develop mechanical components and systems for robotic applications, ensuring functionality, reliability, and efficiency.

  • Collaborate with teammates to integrate mechanical systems with AI-driven software and vision sensors.

  • Conduct feasibility studies, prototyping, and testing to validate mechanical designs and optimize performance.

  • Perform analysis and simulation to assess mechanical performance under various operating conditions and constraints.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Robotics

  • Solid understanding of mechanical engineering principles and their application to product design.

  • Expertise in the selection and seamless integration of motors, encoders, and sensors into robotic systems.

  • Strong proficiency in SolidWorks or similar CAD software, including advanced assemblies, complex configuration management, and best practices for part design.

  • Hands-on experience crafting functional prototypes and proof-of-concept models.

  • Ability to evaluate and analyze design tradeoffs for hardware systems and architectures.

  • Self-motivated person who thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Optional Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or Robotics

About Pivot Robots

Pivot Robots (YC W24) is building the AI brain for robot arms for high-mix manufacturing.

Pivot Robots combines off-the-shelf robots and vision sensors with recent breakthroughs in foundation vision models to give industrial robot arms the power to adapt. Our first product directly addresses the dangerous and unpopular task of grinding metal parts. Currently, our software is being deployed on 10+ robots at a large cast iron foundry.

Pivot Robots
Team Size:2
Siddharth Girdhar
Siddharth Girdhar
Vignesh Rajmohan
Vignesh Rajmohan