IFR press release

CEO Statements at IFR Round Table 2013

Robots are the Future

14 February 2013

The 4th IFR CEO Round Table discussion on 22 January 2013 at the Automate in Chicago focused on the impact of industrial robots on employment.

CEOs of the global robotics industry present in the audience took the opportunity to give their statement on "Robots are the Future".

  • Hiroshi Fujiwara, Executive Director, JARA, Japan
  • Arturo Baroncelli, IFR Vice President
  • Thomas Visti, CCO, Universal Robots, Denmark
  • Steward Shepherd, CEO, Kuka Robotics, USA
  • Steve Barhorst, President & CEO, Yaskawa, USA
  • John Bubnikovich, ABB, USA
  • Michael Ferrara, Director, Epson Amerika, USA


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