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ABB Corporate Research, Sweden is seeking a highly motivated, talented, driven R&D scientist with a deep background in robot vision and perception, and with ability to drive and deploy ideas for ABBs future robots. You will be part of the Mechanical Systems & Mechatronics Group at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås. In our role as a Corporate Research unit we ensure ABB’s technology competitiveness now and in future. In the Mechanical Systems & Mechatronics Group we are currently 19 researchers focusing on robotics and rotating machinery. Our specific expertise lies in the area of industrial robotics, machine design, machine elements, dynamics, and sensors & electronics.
The spatial and functional separation between humans and robots in production is in the process of being replaced by collaborative work in human-robot mixed environments. Thus, a central topic for our team is collaborative robotics, with one of our results being the creation and development of the YuMi robot concept. As a part of our team, it is your task to shape a vision for tomorrow’s ultra-flexible industrial robotic systems with emphasis on ease-of-use and robustness in applications based on vision and other sensors, on exploiting machine learning in the context of robotics, and on effective human-machine interaction. We have various ongoing EU projects where you will have great opportunities to collaborate with leading national and international universities and research institutes on collaborative robotics problems, as well as managing potential exploitation of results.
You have a PhD in robotics, machine vision, machine/robot learning or a related area with a strong interest in robotics and automation. Previous experience in applying machine vision or machine learning in robotics or in robot application research, such as deploying object recognition or pose estimation algorithms onto real world systems, is a strong merit. Familiarity with computer vision, perception and related libraries such as PCL or OpenCV is an advantage. You enjoy driving specific activities to successful conclusion while following a visionary continuity in your work. To succeed in this position, you should be capable of working both independently and in a team, while establishing collaborations both within ABB and externally with leading research organizations and universities. You will be working in an international environment. It is therefore required that you have good spoken and written command of the English language.
Recruiting Manager, Jonas Larsson, +46 21-32 32 99, will answer your questions concerning the position. Union representatives – Sveriges Ingenjörer: Carl-Fredrik Lindberg, +46 21-32 32 23. Unionen: Krista Andersson, +46 21- 34 02 85. Any other questions can be directed to Talent Partner Eleonor Sandberg, +46 21-325128. We look forward to receiving your application.