[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research stay for PhD students at ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

Pietro Falco pietro.falco at se.abb.com
Fri Apr 13 05:42:28 PDT 2018

Dear colleagues,
The objective of the ABB research stay initiative is to strengthen the connection between talented PhD students worldwide and the ABB Corporate Research center in Västerås, Sweden. The program consists in a research stay of 6-8 months at our institute. During this period, the researcher can build connections within ABB and carry out a short research project, in order to facilitate exchange of ideas and technologies between academia and industry.    

The candidate writes a brief proposal that includes:
. research plan
. architecture of hardware or software modules that will be implemented
. list of additional equipment needed
. description of the final experiment 
. relevance of the project for ABB and the entire society
. planned publications/patents
The proposal should be 2 to max 3 pages, including references.
PhD students are eligible to apply. 
Please send the pdf file with proposal and a detailed CV to:  pietro.falco at se.abb.com 

The research proposal will concern one of the following research areas:
1. Programming by demonstration for small part assembly
2. Reinforcement Learning for small part assembly 
3. Navigation for mobile platforms 
4. Mobile manipulation

We will evaluate the proposal based on
. potential relevance for ABB and the whole society
. scientific achievements of the candidate (publications, patents, international research experiences, third-party funding acquired)

For PhD students who have a scholarship or a regular job contract, we offer free accommodation in Västerås and additional 50000 SEK for living costs. You will have the opportunity to cooperate with scientists at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås, and, if relevant, with R&D engineers of the Robotics Business Unit.  The research stay will be carried out in the Cobot Lab, where YuMi robots are available both fixed and mounted on a mobile platform. 

CLOSING DATE: 01.06.2018

Pietro Falco

Pietro Falco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist 
ABB AB, Corporate Research
Forskargränd 7
SE 72178, Västerås
Phone: +46 72 2301675

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