Research Associate - Mechatronics Engineer


The selected candidate will work as a lead engineer for designing, developing, and optimizing a mobile robotic platform for precision agriculture applications. This work will involve integrating various technologies such as mechanical design, robotics and automation, sensors, and AI to create a versatile and reliable agricultural robot. As a team lead, the selected candidate will be responsible for problem analysis, solution research, hardware design & architecture, development, deployment, and testing.

Major Responsibilities

  • System Design: Develop a comprehensive understanding of precision agriculture requirements and design a mobile robotic platform.
  • Mechanical Design: Oversee the design and selection of mechanical components, including chassis, wheels, actuators, and manipulators, to ensure robustness and efficiency.
  • Sensors and Perception: Integrate advanced sensor systems (e.g., IMU, LiDAR, cameras, GPS) for environment perception, obstacle detection, and navigation using Robot Operating System (ROS) as the middleware.
  • Control Systems: Design and optimize control algorithms for autonomous navigation, path planning, and precision operations in agricultural environments.
  • Software Development: Develop and maintain software for real-time control, data analysis, and remote monitoring of the robotic platform.
  • Testing and Validation: Conduct rigorous testing and validation procedures, both in lab environments and in the field, to ensure the reliability and performance of the robotic platform.
  • Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of design specifications, development processes, and test results.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including agronomists and data scientists, to ensure the robot meets the specific needs of precision agriculture.


BS or MS degree in Mechatronics, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from an HEC-recognized institution.


At least 2 years of proven experience in mechatronic system design and development, preferably in robotics.

Required Skills and Attributes

  • Proficient in the use of Robot Operating System (ROS).
  • Strong knowledge of robot mechanical design and control systems. 
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and Python.
  • Experience with autonomous navigation and control algorithms.
  • Having sound knowledge and experience of microcontroller programming.
  • Familiarity with agricultural equipment and practices is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment.
  • Strong communication and project management skills.
  • Prior field experience would also be preferred.

Additional Information

  • Working schedule: Standard 40 hours per week.
  • Location: WIT premises, LUMS campus. 
  • Travel: The job requires frequent travel for research and field-related tasks.


Please apply by sending the following documents to with the subject "Job Application - Robotics Engineer"

  • Cover letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Detailed CV.
  • Academic Transcripts of all University Qualifications.