User Centered Human Robot Interaction Design Researcher to ABB Corporate Research in Västerås

User Centered Human Robot Interaction Design Researcher to ABB Corporate Research in Västerås

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You will be part of Corporate Research in Västerås. We are the largest research center within ABB and have a strong competence supporting the innovation in both power technology and automation areas. Our multicultural research center consists of approximately 250 scientists from 45 different countries. We have several labs, of which some are robot-labs. As Human Robot Interaction Design Researcher (HRI) you will be part of the User Experience team within Automation Solutions and play a key role in a skilled and engaged group of user-centered design researchers with a focus on innovation in current and future ABB businesses. Many of our project results have led to new products, publications, awards and patents. Together with Corporate Research teams worldwide, we research and develop concepts in close collaborations with ABB’s core business. This is your chance to join a truly unique journey ahead.

Uppgifter :

Want to work with human robot interaction through user centered innovative applied research and design? Want to solve challenging problems for the industry worldwide with focus on collaborative robots?

Your daily work is focused on innovative applied research within the field of Human Robot Interaction. You will, from a human factors perspective, research and create concepts with focus on user friendly and intuitive human interaction in relation to ABB’s current and future robots. You communicate the results in a comprehensive way toward our global stakeholders through for example low-fi and hi-fi prototypes. In our team you have freedom of responsibility, you are able to drive your interests as well as work long term with important challenges, and you have opportunities to publish articles.

In addition to working on challenging and fundamental industrial problems, you will have access to the latest technology, be updated on the latest in academia and the markets and you will have opportunities to realize your own ideas in intelligent robotic products and services applied worldwide.

This is an exciting opportunity if you wish to work with fundamental industrial challenges where you can contribute to a sustainable and diverse environment. We are a hybrid between business and academia. This means you will have great opportunities to deepen your knowledge and broaden your global network – a solid foundation for a sustainable future within ABB.


You are an experienced user centered designer, and your interest and competence is focused on Human Robot Interaction.

You are analytical and curious, and have a drive to propose new solutions based on new interactive technologies. Equally important are your innovative and creative skills as well as your customer and user focus. As a true team player, you are communicative, collaborative and positive and thrive in a role where you can take initiative – all to contribute to our future success.

You hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant field, and you probably have some years of experience. Today, you might spend your days at within a robot company, research institute or at the university, focusing on human robot interaction, human factors in relation to robots or similar. But more importantly, you share our passion for industrial challenges, intelligent robots and you want to change the world.

Fluency in English is a must, written and spoken alike. Preferably, you have a portfolio to attach to your application or to show at the interview.

Your personality is of great importance to us, since we strive to build a great team and since we consider it essential that you find the spirit of our team fitting your personality.

Ytterligare information

In this recruitment, ABB cooperates with Dfind Science & Engineering. Please apply at Last day to apply is Oct 15th 2017.

For further questions, please contact Recruitment Consultant Jenny Davidsson, +4670 544 82 38. Union representatives : Sveriges Ingenjörer: Ulf Westblom +46 21 323068, Unionen: Laila Wadstedt + 46 21 323065

Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sverige
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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