Stuart Shepherd is responsible for developing and implementing Universal Robots' regional sales strategies in the Americas region. He joined UR this spring, coming from a position as CEO at Güdel Group AG. Shepherd is a well-known name within the robotics industry; he sits on the RIA Board of Directors and has also served in leadership positions at KUKA Robotics and FANUC America.
It’s a thrilling time to be working with robotics. Every day the headlines are filled with breakthroughs in robotics, and it seems like we humans are finally ready to jump on board. New data from NPR and Edison Research tells us that as of January 2018, one in six Americans now own a smart speaker, up 128% from just a year ago.