The irrepressible march of robots is revolutionising the workplace of the future. This was the subject of a discussion between five CEOs of the world’s leading robotic manufacturers, who were joined by experts from Boeing and Nestlé at the “World Robotics IFR CEO Round Table 2016” hosted in Munich.
High calibre participants from the USA, China, Japan, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland shared their practical knowledge on “Workplace 4.0 - The Role of Robots” in the light of the global automation boom.
IFR President, Joe Gemma, presented the latest statistics on the worldwide robot market and outlook until 2018 before the discussion started. Among CEOs of robot manufacturers, Dr. Phil Crothers, Senior Manager, Materials and Manufacturing Technology of Boeing and Daniel Magnin, Corporate Filling & Packing Technologies Manager of Nestlé were on the panel as users.
The CEO´s on the panel were:
Per Vegard Nerseth, Managing Director of ABB Robotics, Switzerland
Stefan Lampa, CEO, KUKA Roboter, Germany
Masahiro Ogawa, General Manager of Yaskawa Robot Business Division, Japan
Dr. Esben H. Østergaard, CTO and Co-Founder, Universal Robots, Denmark
Dr. Daokui Qu, CEO and Founder of SIASUN Robot and Automation Co. Ltd., China