MiR - Mobile Industrial Robots
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), headquartered in Odense, Denmark, was founded in 2013 by veterans of the Danish robotics industry. MiR develops and markets the MiR100, the most advanced mobile robot for small-task indoor transportation of items in the manufacturing and healthcare markets. MiR has quickly established a wide distribution network in countries such as Germany, Australia, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong and the U.S.A. spurring company growth 400% from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. In 2015 Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, presented MiR with the DIRA Automation Award for its achievements in advanced robotics. MiR100 is currently used in 19 different countries with multinational, prominent manufacturers such as Leoni, Flextronics and Continental among the users of the unique Danish logistics robots.Click Here for More
Carole Franklin is the Director of Standards Development for the Robotic Industries Association.She leads RIA's standards development activities within ANSI and ISO. Before joining RIA, Carole spent over four years with management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led projects on business process improvement, internal communications, and executive communications. Prior to Booz Allen, Carole worked for Ford Motor Company for ten years in the market research department, where she led consumer research projects on hit products such as the Ford Expedition and Ford Explorer, and also served as project manager for the North American customer satisfaction tracking study, providing engineers with crucial customer input to help prioritize product quality improvement efforts. Her career has been spent translating the needs of end-users into actionable guidance for engineers and leaders – and vice versa. Carole holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan.