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Universal Robots and MiR open new robotics hub in Denmark

by Marco van der Hoeven

Universal Robots and MiR, specializing in collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots respectively, inaugurated their new joint headquarters in Odense, Denmark. This 20,000 square meter facility marks a consolidation under their parent company, Teradyne Robotics, enhancing their collaborative efforts in robotics technology.

The opening event was attended by global partners, including NVIDIA and Siemens, highlighting recent collaborative ventures within Teradyne Robotics’ ecosystem. Ujjwal Kumar, Group President of Teradyne Robotics, emphasized that the new facility would serve as a critical hub for advancing the technological capabilities of both companies, addressing the growing global demand for innovative automation solutions.

Jean-Pierre Hathout, President of MiR, outlined the strategic intent behind the headquarters’ design, which aims to spur innovation and development of new automation technologies. He highlighted the recent launch of the AI-powered MiR1200 Pallet Jack as a testament to MiR’s commitment to evolving its offerings to meet the needs of its extensive customer base.

Kim Povlsen, President of Universal Robots, reflected on the company’s journey, noting how the new headquarters embodies their strong design philosophy and commitment to making automation accessible. He stressed that the new location would support Universal Robots’ mission to provide versatile automation solutions globally.

The event also featured a panel discussion with key industry leaders, including Deepu Talla from NVIDIA and Rainer Brehm from Siemens, alongside Ujjwal Kumar. The discussion centered on the application of physical AI in various industries, underscoring the significant impact of advanced automation technologies in transforming business operations and workplace dynamics.

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