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CEOs of International Robot Companies Discussed “The Competitive Edge of Robotics” in Chicago

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Videos of the press event at the IFR-website available

Frankfurt – Recently, the IFR presented the first results of 2010 and forecasts up to 2014. A presentation of the preliminary results of World Robotics Industrial Robots 2011 and forecasts up to 2014 by Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, was followed by a discussion on the topic “The competitive edge of robotics”

CEO’s of important robot companies participated:
•    John Dulchinos, CEO Adept, USA
•    Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, recently retired from ABB Robotics, USA/Sweden
•    Masahiro Ogawa, Chairman Yaskawa America, USA/Japan
•    Kevin Ostby, Vice President, FANUC Robotics America, USA/Japan
•    Stu Shepherd, President, KUKA America, USA/Germany
•    Dr. Michael Wenzel, CEO Reis Robotics, Germany

The discussion was moderated by Bill Lydon, editor of

You could not attend? Please have a look at our website

You will find
•    a video summarizing the whole event
•    a video of the presentation of Åke Lindqvist
•    a video of the IFR CEO Round Table
•    and separate video clips on each question with statements of the CEO’s
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