IFR press release

IFR Round Table on the Future of Robotics

CEO's discussed at AUTOMATICA

IFR invited the international press to a Round Table discussion on "The Future of Robotics" and "The first results of World Robotics 2010" at the AUTOMATICA 2010 in Munich.

Ake Lindqvist, IFR President, Vice President ABB Robotics, presented the first results on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots in 2009.

Afterwards, the CEO's of major robot companies from Europe, Japan and North America discussed on "The Future of Robotics".

 

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


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?

 

Additional pictures and files for downloading

Åke Lindqvist, IFR President (jpg 322 kb)Åke Lindqvist, IFR President (jpg 460 kb)Ken Fouhy, Manfred Gundel (jpg 389 kb)Åke Lindqvist, Yoshikatsu Minamin, John Dulchinos (jpg 358 kb)

Olaf Gehrels, Åke Lindqvist (jpg 354 kb)IFR Round Table - Journalists (jpg 412 kb)IFR Round Table Audience (jpg 529 kb)Ken Fouhy, Manfred Gundel, Olaf Gehrels, Åke Lindqvist, Yoshikatsu Minami, John Dulchinos (jpg 2MB)

Yoshikatsu Minami, John Dulchinos (jpg 400 kb)Yoshikatsu Minami (jpg 366 kb)

 

Presentation on first results on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots in 2009 (pdf 415 kb)

IFR Statistical Department Press Release (pdf 192 kb)