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Collaborative Robotics: Safely Connecting Man and Machine

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Noon U.S. EST

It used to be that manufacturing robots were kept in cages, programmed by specialists, and often used only for a single task. Today collaborative robots are being used by manufacturers to automate tedious and dangerous jobs, while improving productivity. These robots, which can work alone without supervision, are providing a true man-and-machine interface; however, this close connection requires enhanced safety considerations and operator training.

This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media shows how collaborative robots can be integrated into a manufacturing process without sacrificing safety and efficiency.


An audience Q&A is included.

Speakers:


Jim Stevens, Senior Product Specialist, POSITAL FRABA 
 
 

Jim Stevens is a Senior Product Specialist at POSITAL FRABA. A self-proclaimed encoder geek since January 1985, Jim has been involved with all aspects of encoder product design, engineering management, and sales for the past 34 years.



Israel Nunez, Implementation Engineer, Universal Robots
 
 

As Implementation Engineer for Universal Robots’ UR+ program, Israel Nunez works with various software, end effector, and accessory partners to test and certify products as plug-and-play compatible with UR cobots. Israel has six years of previous automation experience and holds a master’s degree in robotics from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Simon Whitton, Regional Division Manager, North America, KUKA Robotics 

Simon Whitton is the Regional Division Manager of KUKA Robotics in North America where he oversees KUKA's welding, electronics, and mobility centers. He has more than 30 years of experience in the robotics and electronics industries and has extensive knowledge in robotics, electronics, and manufacturing. Simon previously was at Staubli and worked across the globe, including the U.K., France, China, and Japan, before settling in the U.S. to work with KUKA Robotics.




Kristian Hulgard, General Manager, OnRobot  

Kristian is the General Manager of the Americas division at OnRobot, a leading provider of end-of-arm tooling for collaborative applications. He has been part of the collaborative robot market since its emergence, serving previously as Universal Robots' Sales Manager of Northern Europe. Kristian is an expert in cobot applications and activation of robots in the collaborative space.  
 
 







Moderator: Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media 
 
 


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