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IFR Press Releases

Jun 15, 2010 —

Ake Lindqvist, IFR President, presented the first results on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots in 2009. Afterwards, the CEOs of major robotics companies discussed on “The Future of Robotics”.

Main topics were

  • Which industries will set the future for industrial robots?
  • Which industries determine the technological challenges for the robotics industry?
  • Robots in small and medium sized enterprises
  • Robot programming
  • What do manufacturers of industrial robots think of professional service robots?



From left to right: Ken Fouhy, MM Maschinenmarkt (Moderation), Manfred Gundel, CEO KUKA Roboter, Germany, Olaf Gehrels, CEO FANUC Robots Europe, Luxembourg, Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, Vice President ABB Robotics, Sweden/USA, Yoshikatsu Minami, Director and General Manager Robotics Division Yaskawa Electric Corp., Japan, John Dulchinos, CEO Adept, USA


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