IFR Press Releases

Mar 29, 2011 —

The IFR invited the international press to a CEO Round Table discussion on “The Robotics Competitive Edge” at the AUTOMATE 2011 in Chicago.

From left to right: Bill Lydon, automation.com (Moderation), Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, recently retired from ABB Robotics USA/Sweden, John Dulchinos, CEO Adept, USA , Masahiro Ogawa, Chairman Yaskawa America, USA/Japan, Kevin Ostby, Vice President, FANUC Robotics America,USA/Japan, Stu Shepherd, President, KUKA America, USA/Germany, Dr. Michael Wenzel, CEO Reis Robotics, Germany

Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, Vice President ABB Robotics, presented the first results on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots in 2010. Afterwards, the CEO’s of major robot companies from Europe, Japan and North America discussed on ” The Robotics Competitive Edge” moderated by Bill Lydon, editor of automation.com

Main topics were:

  • Economical development and technical trends
  • Acceptance of robot technology
  • Most important incentive to use industrial robots in the manufacturing industry

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