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Tesla, Amazon, Apple and Universal Robots. Every year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists the 50 most innovative companies in the world under the title "50 Smartest Companies". For the first time, Universal Robots has moved into the ranking at number 25 this year, overtaking large companies such as Phillipps and IBM or its competitor Rethink Robotics.

From zero to 25! MIT Technology Review awards Universal Robots for innovative automation

Tesla, Amazon, Apple and Universal Robots. Every year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists the 50 most innovative companies in the world under the title "50 Smartest Companies". For the first time, Universal Robots has moved into the ranking at number 25 this year, overtaking large companies such as Phillipps and IBM or its competitor Rethink Robotics. In order to qualify for a ranking in the MIT Technology Review, a company must have impressed the judges with a particularly ambitious and innovative business model as well as the corresponding technology within the last 12 months.
Universal Robots is a pioneer in the field of lightweight robotics and man-robot collaboration. The company is synonymous with six-axis robot arms which are flexible and can be deployed across all sectors of industry. These lightweight robots which can be operated intuitively are enabling not only large enterprises but also small and mid-sized companies to make automated processes and interaction between man and machine part of their day-to-day production. "Operating the robots is so easy to learn that any employee can do it after a short training without any prior knowledge of programing", explains Dieter Pletscher, Area Sales Manager for GAS at Universal Robots. "The robots can take over repetitive and ergonomically unfavorable tasks, thus enabling employees to do focus on other activities."
With this concept, Universal Robots has succeeded in developing an attractive automation solution, even for companies which have hitherto regarded automation as unaffordable, time-consuming and difficult to integrate.

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