Martin Frank

Martin Frank

Industrial Ph.D. Candidate

Lärosäte/Institut: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola

Collecting and utilizing the right data is key to generating useful insights for the development of new solutions. Using existing data sources to support the design and decision process of autonomous products and solutions.

Martin started as a Research Engineer with deep technical responsibility for machine function automation and optimization. He was engaged in the exploration and the subsequent development of onboard monitoring systems as well as passive and active operator assistant functions. Promoted to a Volvo CE Technology Specialist he supports and drives projects related to machine intelligence and automation globally while sharing knowledge and education with colleagues within the global organization. Driving research in the fields of automation, human-machine interaction, and design research related to the formerly mentioned areas. In addition, Martin is responsible for the exploration initiatives and budget for the area of machine intelligence and user experience as Program Leader within the global Advanced Engineering and Core Technology department. Martin’s current main responsibilities are leading and coordinating internal research and exploration initiatives to create deeper knowledge about the requirements for the design of highly automated and autonomous construction equipment.


In his research in the field of Engineering Design, Martin has his main subject in the data-driven design of autonomous systems. The combination of different data sources to one useful data set is one of his main works right now. He is also deeply engaged in the human-robot interaction research with a special focus on the different interaction channels between autonomous equipment and its environment and different collaborators.