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International Federation of Robotics at Automate 2015 in Chicago: “Robots and People Working Together”

POSTED 02/26/2015

This is the topic of the 8th IFR CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago. The man-machine partnership will assume a key role in advancing intelligent production visions. Initial applications have been realised in the automotive industry, e.g. at BMW in Spartanburg. Stefan Bartscher, BMW Group - a robot user, and robot researcher Professor Henrik Christensen, Georgia Tech, will discuss challenges and chances of the human robot collaboration with CEOs of robot suppliers from Europe, America and Japan..

The IFR invites the international press to this event on:

Monday, March 23, 2015,
12:00 am to 01:30 pm
At Automate 2015
room # N137
McCormick Place, Chicago


Welcoming and presentation of the participants of the CEO Round Table by Gudrun Litzenberger, IFR General Secretary

Presentation of the latest figures on the global robot market by IFR President Arturo Baroncelli, Comau

Discussion on “Robots and People Working Together” with:

  • Robot user (automotive): Stefan Bartscher, Head of Innovation Management Technical Planning, BMW Group Germany
  • Robot researcher: Professor Henrik Christensen, Executive Director, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Robot suppliers: Rodney Brooks, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics, USA; Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO, Universal Robots, Denmark; Masahiro Ogawa, Chairman & CEO, Yaskawa America, USA; Stuart Shepherd, Vice President Sales Americas, KUKA US Holding, USA

Moderator: Bill Lydon, Editor & InTech Magazine, USA

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