ABB Corporate Research Job - Mechatronics Research Scientist

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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, your major focus is to develop mechatronics technologies and concepts. This includes electrical system architect design, power train key components dimensioning, electrical/embedded system development, communication configuration/development, motion control and system testing.
  • A typical example can be described as following: based on stakeholders requirements, you need to scout the state-of-art for target technologies. Based on findings, you will come up with new mechatronics system concepts and develop the concepts as technology demonstrators or prototypes.
  • In the meantime you need to follow up development and testing at component /subsystem / system levels, and necessary verification / validation both internally and externally.
  • Finally you need to document the results as different technical reports.
  • In the context of the work, you are required to explore the whole chain as stated in above example, while you also need to collaborate closely within / across teams both inside the research organization, and with stakeholders, result receivers in ABB business side.
  • You will also work closely with suppliers and selected customers for pilot cases.

Your background

  • A MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent.
  • Solid knowledge on mechatronics system development, including design and usage of mechanical transmission and machine elements, actuation and control, control software, communication system design and implementation, power management etc.
  • 5-10 years’ hands on experience on mechatronics system development.
  • It will be a merit if you are experienced with robot system and robot controlling system development.
  • Familiarity with ABB robot products and robot applications will be an advantage.
  • Experience with product and technology development will be a plus.
  • You enjoy driving specific activities to successful conclusion while following a visionary continuity in your work.
  • You should be capable of working both independently and in a team.
  • As you will be working in an international environment, it’s required that you have good communication skills in English.

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