Senior Research Scientist - Robot Control

Senior Research Scientist - Robot Control


Take the next step in your career at ABB, working in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.
You will be part of the Robotics team at ABB Research in Västerås Sweden. In our role as ABB Research, we ensure ABB's technology competitiveness now and in future.
In the Robotics team we focus on mechatronics concepts, design and robot intelligence in both industrial and service robot segments. The research activities are usually formulated as technology pre-study and technology development projects. We work closely with ABB's Robotics business to ensure our research will bring unique value for ABB business. At the same time, we have close collaboration with academic world to bridge the academic and industrial research. In this team, one of our historical highlights is the creation and development of the dual-arm YuMi robot concept and the mobile YuMi concept.
Your responsibilities
As a part of the team, it is your task to shape a vision for tomorrow's ultra-flexible mobile robotic and manipulation systems with emphasis on mobile robot control, in terms of trajecory planning, kinematics and dynamics.
An important topic will be whole-body modeling and control of next-generation ABB mobile manipulators.
Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background
You have a PhD degree in Robotics & Mechatronics or Control Engineering.
Experience with robot control research will be a merit.
Familiarity with robot trajectory planning & interpolation, forward/inverse kinematics and dynamics of either industrial or mobile robot, is an advantage.
Experience is appreciated on designing control algorithms for robotic system with high number of degrees of freedom, such as complex floating-base and humanoid robots.
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.
As you will be working in an international environment, it is required that you have good skills in English.

More about us
Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.
Recruiting Manager Liwei Qi, +4621-32 32 87, will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer: Mikael Blomqvist, +4621-34 21 48; Ledarna: Lenny Larsson, +4621-32 85 47; Unionen: Ing-Marie B Lindgren-Turpeinen, +4621-32 95 83. All other questions can be directed to Talent Partner Marcus Thunberg, +46 722-05 08 92.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until December 31. Welcome to apply!


  • Arbetsplats: Västerås, Forskargränd 7 Västerås
  • 1 plats
  • Tillsvidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 10 december 2020
  • Ansök senast: 31 december 2020


Forskargränd 7
Västerås, 72226

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