Leaders converge at Universal Robots Meet the Cobot Leaders Keynote
Published by : Industrial Automation
Collaborative Robots leaders and practitioners connected online to share insights on future-proofing manufacturing in Asia-Pacific.
India, October 2020 – Universal Robots, the global leader in collaborative robots (cobots), has successfully completed the first ‘Meet the Cobot Leaders’ session in Asia-Pacific, a 'live' online interactive congress on cobots and their encompassing role in the future of manufacturing throughout Asia-Pacific. The event ran on 6 October 2020, from 10:30 to 11:15 AM (IST).
The keynote, 'Collaborative Automation for the Asia-Pacific Manufacturer' by conducted by Pradeep David, General Manager, South Asia, Universal Robots; James McKew, Regional Director, APAC, Universal Robots; and Darrell Adams Head, SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots. Collaborative Robots Leaders and practitioners connected online to share insights on future-proofing manufacturing in Asia-Pacific. Pradeep David along with Amar Barud, Senior Manager – Industrial Engineering, Continental also spoke at another keynote session titled 'Conquering Manufacturing in the Covid-19 Era with Cobots – Customer Spotlight: Continental India' the next day. The session highlighted Continental India's journey with cobots enabling zero downtime.
Leading cobot luminaries, Mr Jürgen von Hollen, President of Universal Robots, Mr James McKew, Regional Director of APAC, Universal Robots, and Dr Che Fai YEONG, Director of DF Automation and Robotics and Associate Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, expounded industry insights and answered important questions from industry practitioners and attendees online, with visionary and practical insights on post-pandemic manufacturing, and how manufacturers in Asia-Pacific can be future-ready.
"In today's transient and volatile world, it is no longer possible to readily or easily forecast forward trends. It is therefore critical for any company to be flexible and agile. Businesses and leaders have to leverage on the best available technologies, such as cobots, to empower innovative applications for businesses to adjust dynamically to situations and crises, and to adapt existing infrastructures to address organisational and customers' needs," said Jürgen von Hollen, President, Universal Robots.
"We foresee cobots to grow exponentially in the very near future in our ASEAN region, especially in the small and medium businesses (SMBs) segment. COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of cobots in many industries. I believe Universal Robots to be a pre-eminent leader in steering the development and adoption of cobots in our region to help businesses succeed against obsolescence, especially since their cobots are especially easy to learn and operate," said Dr Yeong, moderator of "Meet the Cobot Leaders" conference, and Director of DF Automation and Robotics.