In this report from automatica 2023 Søren Pap-Tolstrup, CEO of Gain & Co.reflects on the transformative journey that robotics have undertaken. Just like computers moved from being a novelty to a ubiquitous infrastructure, automation is no longer a fascination contained within the engineering department but has become an essential part of business strategy and operations. Automation is not just a standalone technical project but a business enabler that necessitates holistic planning, strategic investment, and interconnected thinking.
At automatica it was hard to miss the presence of the Danish robotics industry. Especially the robotics cluster of Odense was prominently represented, both in a pavilion and in the startup arena. During the event Odense robotics signed a partnership with Pittsburgh Robotics Network, a key hub in the US. And after an intensive pitch process and questioning from an expert panel, Aim Robotics emerged as the winners of the 2023 Odense Investor Summit. In this report Marco van der Hoeven from Rocking Robots discusses this with Søren Elmer Kristensen, CEO Odense Robotics and Martyna Waliszewska, Investment Manager at Invest in Odense.
This year’s Odense Investor Summit held at automatica, the world’s leading smart automation and robotics exhibition in Munich, showcased the potential future of the robotics industry with nine strong cases vying for recognition. After an intensive pitch process and questioning from an expert panel, Aim Robotics emerged as the winners of the 2023 Odense Investor Summit.
Denmark and the United States are reaching across the Atlantic to foster mutual growth in the burgeoning robotics industry. The partnership, announced at the automatica trade fair in Munich, between Odense Robotics, Denmark’s national robotics cluster, and the Pittsburgh Robotics Network, a key hub in the US, is designed to bolster both nations’ standing in the sector.
In this video the Rocking Robots team takes a look at two innovative new robots presented at automatica 2023, the first one a robot by Fizyr, Zivid and The gripper Company that can, among other capabilities, handle transparent objects. The other robot is a lightweight machine by Cognibotics that has a unique combination of speed and reach. In this report we speak to Herbert ten Have, Fizyr; Mats Jonsson, Cognibotics; Henrik Schumann-Olsen, Zivid; Preben Hjørnet, The Gripper Company.
At automatica 2023 in Munich Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots (cobots), yesterday presented a new software platform specifically developed for machine tending tasks.
For the first time ever, as a part of Odense Investor Summit, a panel of experts will listen to the stream of pitches, ask critical questions, and ultimately choose the winner of this year’s Odense Investor Summit. This will happen at the world’s leading smart automation and robotics exhibition automatica, held in Munich, Germany at the end of June. The investor summit takes place at the Startup Arena hosted by FundingBox. On the day, you can expect to see the future of the robotics industry with strong cases that should be on the radar of anyone with an interest in the industry, specifically investors.
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robot’s Global Technical Compliance Officer, has received the the world’s most prestigious robotics prize, the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award, often described as the Nobel Prize of robotics. She received the award at a ceremony at the Automate Show in Detroit.
Labman Automation, a UK-based company creating laboratory automation solutions, has partnered with cobots manufacturer Universal Robots, to develop the MultiDose powder dosing system. The MultiDose system will enable pharmaceutical companies to rollout products for testing, bringing them to market faster. It is meant to save technicians up to six hours per experiment, compared to manual processes.
‘We want them to come back to the robot community in Odense’, say both Christian Schlette and Morten Nielsen in this Rocking robots videoreport from ERF 2023. This major European robotics event was hosted last week in Denmark, receiving over 1,200 participants from academia, government and business.