About us

Botsandus develop state of the art robotics and AI products by combining social sciences with human-centred design and cutting edge engineering. We make robots that seamlessly integrate into day to day life.

What we belive

We strongly believe in the symbiosis of humans and robots, in shaping a world in which they collaborate towards building memorable experiences and efficiency across public and private environments.

Our philosophy

Inspire people and businesses to open their doors to robotics by creating beautifully designed products that are useful, accessible and easy to use (the Bots) and, at the same time, educate consumers about the collective and individual benefits of AI (the Us).

Through our diverse team and state of the art Human-Robot-Interaction technology, we aim to create comfort with robots physically and emotionally, supporting their fast adoption, seamless integration into daily environments and ongoing usage.

Our story

We develop state of the art robotics and AI products by combining social sciences with human-centred design and cutting edge engineering. We make sure robots seamlessly integrate into day to day life.

Bo is the first incarnation of the BotsAndUs technology. He is a social robot, an intelligent assistant for events, hospitality and retail.

Our team

Andrei
Andrei Danescu
Co-founder and CEO
An expert in Robotics and AI, Andrei is an inspiring leader with a limitless entrepreneurial mindset and a true maker at heart. He's been building robots since 2004. Previously at Formula 1, Jaguar Land Rover.
Adrian
Adrian Negoita
Co-founder and CTO
Adrian is an experienced software test enginner who is motivated by building high quality products and sharing his knowledge to support the wider adoption of robotics. Previously at Just Eat, IBM.
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Matthew MacLeod
Software Architect
Matt is a cross-platform software engineer who specialises in rapid application development and building interactive user interfaces.
Oana
Oana Jinga
Marketing Advisor
Marketing and Business Development expert, passionate about understanding our customers, making sure we always put them first in developing our products.
Peter
Peter Bushell
R&D Engineer
Peter is a design and engineering expert with a deep passion for autonomous robots and bringing this technology to the world.
Alina
Alina Hinescu
Anthropologist
Trained Communications specialist, Alina is passionate about understanding how people think, act and react and especially how other's behaviour (and even more that of robots) affects theirs.
Matt2
Matt Thompson
Build Technician
Matt brings his extensive mechanical engineer experience from high endurance racing to building modular, optimised and easy to service robotics products.

Careers

We're on the look for talented individuals driven by curiosity and the passion of making the world a better place.

Regardless of your experience, get in touch! Send us an email (bo@botsandus.com) and tell us about yourself.

No agencies, please.

Robotics Engineer

About the Job

We’re looking for a Robotics Engineer to help us make our robots smarter and more reliable.

Botsandus are building a social robotics platform to help organisations interact with and learn about their customers and guests. We have developed our own robotics platform to support this goal, and we are looking for a new team member who can help us scale up our technical expertise and development resources.

Our platform uses embedded Linux boards connected to various embedded devices. The machines must be stable over weeks of continuous runtime, and provide an interactive experience for users.

Requirements

We’re looking for candidates with at least 2 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Robot Operating System (ROS) development
  • Embedded software development (particularly C++ and Python)
  • Microcontroller bringup, development and debugging
  • System architecture design and development
  • Participation in team-wide code and architecture reviews
  • Research, development, and testing of software prototypes
  • Automated testing

You will be responsible for significant portions of the software for the projects you are assigned to and will own your projects from conception, through design and implementation, to support.

You will work closely with the rest of the development team to make sure that we are delivering well engineered solutions, and will help the production team initiate mass manufacturing on the results.

Additionally, any experience in any of the following areas would be a benefit:

  • Gazebo simulations, and sensor error modeling
  • OpenCV, PCL, OMPL
  • Experience with autonomous robotic systems and complex sensor sets
  • Experience working with cameras, RGB-D sensors, ToF cameras, Lidar
  • Experience in Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration

From time you time, you may be required to help in the following other areas:

  • Demo development and testing
  • Mentoring and assisting with supervision of interns
  • Attending trade shows and conferences

Example projects

We’ll be expecting you to work on a variety of different projects to support the goals above. Some of these are likely to include:

  • Designing and building an autonomous navigation system using LIDAR or 3D-camera systems
  • Designing and implementing a multi-microphone array audio capture system
  • Implementing robust and well-tested microprocessor code for control and perception.
  • Develop safe behaviors that handle real world problems and interruptions. Develop perception algorithms to identify key features and guide motion in public spaces.

Benefits

As a company, we’re definitely in the start-up phase of our life and you’ll be joining us at an early stage. You’ll have to be flexible and open to working in a variety of different roles - but we hope that will offer a great experience for a motivated engineer.

We are a diverse, remote-friendly team (though we have an amazing office and workshop space in West London). We have flexible working hours – as a startup we have occasional deadlines to meet, but work-life balance is important to us, so we’ll try to keep any disruption to a minimum. You’ll receive a market-rate salary and your choice of equipment, as well as an annual training and conference budget. We use loads of open-source software, and we’d love for you to contribute to projects while you are here – and you’re welcome to take some time for personal projects too.

Senior Software Engineer

About the Job

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us improve the software architecture and user interface of our autonomous customer service robots.

Botsandus are building a social robotics platform to help organisations interact with and learn about their customers and guests. We have developed our own robotics platform to support this goal, and we are looking for a new team member who can help us scale up our technical expertise and development resources.

Requirements

We’re looking for candidates with at least 2 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Web platform software development using HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Server-side software development using technologies like Rails, Go, Rust and Python
  • Distributed real-time systems using technologies like WebRTC and Websockets
  • System architecture design and development
  • Participation in team-wide code and architecture reviews
  • Research, development, and testing of software prototypes
  • Automated testing
  • Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration

Our platform uses a variety of different software platforms to provide services both on our robot fleet and remotely – we’re especially interested in candidates who are flexible in their approach, and willing to use a mix of different technologies and frameworks as appropriate for specific tasks. For example, we use web-stack technologies like Typescript and Sass for UI development; Python and Rust for natural language processing, Go for providing high-performance backend services; and Ruby for building complex server-side applications.

You will be responsible for significant portions of the software for the projects you are assigned to and will own your projects from conception, through design and implementation, to support.

You will work closely with the rest of the development team to make sure that we are delivering well engineered solutions, and will help the production team initiate mass manufacturing on the results.

From time you time, you may be required to help in the following other areas:

  • Demo development and testing
  • Mentoring and assisting with supervision of interns
  • Attending trade shows and conferences

Example projects

We’ll be expecting you to work on a variety of different projects to support the goals above. Some of these are likely to include:

  • Building new user interface elements for use on our robot fleet
  • Designing and implementing architectures for logging real-time events
  • Designing user-facing dashboards for exposing and analysing large-scale data collected from our robot fleet
  • Integrating with third-party services to fetch and transform information for audio presentation to users.

Benefits

As a company, we’re definitely in the start-up phase of our life and you’ll be joining us at an early stage. You’ll have to be flexible and open to working in a variety of different roles - but we hope that will offer a great experience for a motivated engineer.

We are a diverse, remote-friendly team (though we have an amazing office and workshop space in West London). We have flexible working hours – as a startup we have occasional deadlines to meet, but work-life balance is important to us, so we’ll try to keep any disruption to a minimum. You’ll receive a market-rate salary and your choice of equipment, as well as an annual training and conference budget. We use loads of open-source software, and we’d love for you to contribute to projects while you are here – and you’re welcome to take some time for personal projects too.

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