Christian Tarragona


VP, Head of Festo Robotics, Department BC at Festo SE & Co. KG


Christian is passionate about Robotics and Technology with more than 25 years’ experience in Industrial Robotics and a deep knowledge in collaborative robotics. He studied at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and holds a Diplom degree in Physics. Christian has working for KUKA Roboter GmbH R&D where he was responsible for collaborative systems and perception. He was also responsible for “Sunrise” – a robotics operating system for the KUKA Light Weight Robot LBR. He is now with Festo where he leads a highly talented robotics team with the aim to enter the collaborative robot market with an innovative pneumatic driven robot – the “Festo Cobot”. The “Festo Cobot” was shown at the Hanover Fair and the Automatica fair in 2022 and received a lot of interests by the robotics community and potential customers as well. He loves to develop small size robots and flight physics engines in his short spare time.