Collaborate: Cobot & Automation Conference | june 14
Be a part of the virtual event that explores the use of collaborative automation in current and future applications.
Universal Robots and our selection of esteemed speakers invite you to learn about and experience cobot automation aimed at increasing your productivity and business performance. We have put together a program with inspirational speakers, technical engineers and safety experts to motivate you, challenge your perceptions and guide you through the process of getting started with cobots. All our speakers are happy to answer questions and we hope you bring all your curiosity and exchange ideas with our experts.
We have a fantastic speaker program lined up for the day which is designed to spark ideas and inspire!
Our intuitive virtual platform makes it easy for you to get information and find the keynotes that pique your interest. You will have a variety of options once you enter and we invite you to join us for as long as you like and as many times as you would like.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Joined Universal Robots in 2019 as Country Manager in Denmark and now leads the sales in Northern Europe & Benelux. Michael has more than 20 years of leadership experience, building commercial strategies and managing international teams. Michael has a military background and a high energy-approach to management. This makes him a very visible figure in Universal Robots as well as the Robotics community in general.
He has a degree in Software Engineering and has always had a passion for robotics, from building remote-controlled shoes when he was eight, to competing in the robotics Olympiad through high school, to working for robotics companies as a support technician during his studies. Arian recently started in the position of Application Engineer at Universal Robots. He has a passion for teaching and is a certified UR trainer ready to spread knowledge and how-to’s on cobots.
She brings along extensive knowledge and relationships within the robotics industry and manages the UR+ Partner relationships in the EMEA region. Before joining Universal Robots, Susanne worked as journalist for technical newspapers and websites covering robotics and automation for many years. As a passionate global networker, she engages in discussions on collaborative robotics and its applications with various companies and people.
Odense Robotics is Denmark’s national cluster for robotics, automation and drones. The cluster’s vision is to make Denmark an even bigger, better robot nation by accelerating innovation and sustainable development in the industry. Mikkel has more than 15 years of experience working at intersection between tech and business. He is passionate about facilitating innovation and growth by bringing people and businesses together, and he is driven by a strong interest in tech, business and leadership
Anders graduated with a Master of Science in Robotics from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Thereafter, he joined UR as an Engineering Manager five years ago. Now he is working in a more customer-centric role in Product Management as a Lead Product Manager where his focus lies on customers and how our products are solving their problems. He is driven by innovation and the ability to solve problems in the optimal way for our customers.
Francis has expertise in machine learning and robotics. He leads a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 16 researchers focusing on smart robotic manipulation and unconventional computing. With his interdisciplinary expertise in the domain of neural networks, embodied intelligence, sensor technology and robotics, as well as ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations within agriculture, retail and education, he is ready to discuss how to enhance your cobots.
Responsible for global UR product compliance and reducing barriers to acceptance of UR robots for collaborative applications. Over 45+ years’ experience in automation safety and standardization. Honored as: 1 of the “Twenty Women Making Their Mark in Robotics & Automation” by Smart Manufacturing (SME) in 2021. Roberta has a BS Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters degree in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management.
He is a high-tech systems scientist, entrepreneur and communicator. He is chair of Systems & Control at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he is Distinguished University Professor. The research of his group spans from automotive engineering to mechatronics, motion control, and fusion plasma control. He is known for his work in the field of advanced motion control, mechatronics, and in robotics. Steinbuch is a key opinion leader on the influence of new technologies on society.
He is chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, BCG’s think tank dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from business, technology, economics, and science by embracing the powerful technology of ideas. A regular public speaker and a repeat TED@BCG presenter, Martin is coauthor of The Imagination Machine, an executive’s guide to systematically harnessing imagination for corporate reinvention and rejuvenation.
We have an exciting lineup of speakers throughout the day including experts, thought leaders, Cobot experts and users you don’t want to miss.
9:15-9:40 – Welcome to Virtual Exhibition & Intro to UR: Michael Hjertebjerg, Regional President
9:45-10:10 – Practical Introduction to Cobots: Application Engineer, Northern Europe
10:15-10:40 – How our ecosystem helps you to automate faster: Susanne Nördinger, UR+ Ecosystem Manager EMEA
10:45-11:10 – Robotics Clusters & Trends: Mikkel Christoffersen, CEO of Odense Robotics
11:15-11:40 – The future of Cobots: Anders Lykke Skov, Senior Software Manager, R&D
12:15-12:40 – Getting started with Cobots & Programming: Application Engineer, Northern Europe
12:45-13:10 – Making your cobot smart: Francis Wyffels
13:15-13:40 – Introduction to Safety: Roberta Nelson Shea, Global Technical Compliance Officer
13:45-14:30 - Are robots our friends?: Maarten Steinbuch, University Professor
14:30-15:00 – The Imagination Machine: Martin Reeves, Managing Director and Senior Partner in BCG’s San Francisco office
What to expect from the Automation with Cobots Virtual Conference
Attend the many lectures scheduled for the day to learn more about developments in various industries, customer successes, product demonstrations and relevant applications. You can see the full speaker program here
Learn more about the ways the world of work and production is changing and get new input on how challenges may require creativity and new solutions.
Ask the Experts
You have the opportunity to chat with presenters and Universal Robots throughout the event. Check out the speaker schedule here and feel free to bring all your questions to the experts.
Applications on Display
- See examples of how cobots can be used in most packaging and palletizing applications
- Cobots with innovative grippers, computer vision and machine-learning systems can pick up a wide range of objects even in unstructured environments
- In many industries, the cobot is used to stack boxes and palletize products to relieve strain on workers
- Relieve machine operators from physically demanding & repetitive work. Cobots can tend to a variety of machines
- Streamline your material handling with flexible and collaborative robots
- Build production capacity while maintaining consistently high weld quality with a cobot.
Successful cases of Cobot implementation from around the world
Pentik, the northernmost ceramic factory in the world, located in Posio, Finland, wanted to automate its high mix/low volume production without losing its craftsman identity. The company chose two UR10 collaborative robots from Universal Robots to replace the heavy, repetitive tasks of glazing and molding tableware, ensuring a uniform outcome that also improves the ergonomics of Pentik’s employees.
B-Loony Ltd is a UK SME manufacturer of bespoke promotional products such as food flags, bunting and balloons. By deploying six UR3 cobots to blow up balloons and handle sewing and product assembly, the company has been able to continue manufacturing in the UK, be highly responsive to customer demands, while remaining competitive and growing its market share.
Founded in 1983 and based in the town of Åseda in Southern Sweden, FT-Produktion has a diverse staff of 25 employees hailing from Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Syria, and Thailand. Working in tandem with the neighboring company Profilgruppen, FT-Produktion supplies metal parts measuring up to 7.5 meters in size to a variety of industries.
Cascina Italia processes millions of eggs per day. By using a ur5 robot in their production facilities they have improved flexibility and operational efficiency. The collaborative robot relieves employees from the strenuous process of preparing bulky packages for large-scale distribution. The added benefit of the UR5’s fenceless-operation allows the robot to work side-by-side with employees on the production lines