Optimus Ride Inc. is an MIT spinoff company based in Cambridge, MA that develops self-driving technologies to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. We are designing a fully autonomous (level 4) system for electric vehicle fleets.

We combine over 30 years of interdisciplinary university research in self-driving technologies (DARPA Urban Challenge), electric vehicles (CityCar), and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. The team includes a decade of industrial and entrepreneurial experience that combines manufacturing robots, urban design, and shared vehicle fleet management.

Team technical expertise

The Founders

Ramiro Almeida

Ramiro Almeida

Experience

  • Serial Entrepreneur and Scholar, MIT Media Lab
  • Harvard University Loeb Fellow
  • Professor & Director of The Innovation Lab - Idea Center
Ryan Chin

Ryan Chin

Experience

  • Managing Director and Research Scientist, City Science Initiative, MIT Media Lab
  • Inventor of the MIT CityCar: Folding Electric Vehicle
Albert Huang

Albert Huang

Experience

  • Software architect at Rethink Robotics
  • Lead navigation and perception engineer on Project Wing (Google[x])
Sertac Karaman

Sertac Karaman

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT
  • Renown robotics expert with a decade-long experience in developing self-driving vehicles
Jenny Larios Berlin

Jenny Larios Berlin

Experience

  • Veteran in transportation including carsharing and rental (Zipcar)
  • Master in Urban Planning and MBA from MIT

Careers

We are looking for talented and ambitious people that can contribute to create our next generation systems. We are hiring engineers with proven skills in the following disciplines:

  • Computer vision and perception
  • Embedded and control systems
  • Software
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • QA and Test

We are growing steadily, and will be hiring for other positions in the near future, including IT System Engineers, Senior Robotics Engineers, and Perception Engineers. Please contact us with any relevant work experience and your areas of interest at careers@optimusride.com. Thank you!

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info@optimusride.com