With the new online format automatica Talk, we are further expanding the digital presence of automatica. Especially in the time between the big events, the regularly held webinars offer additional orientation knowledge and exchange opportunities. Top-class experts as well as automation suppliers and users illuminate current issues and trends relating to robotics and automation in each episode. The third edition featured the World Robotics Report 2020 of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) with an English-speaking panel discussion. The focus on October 15, 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CEST was on the question:
After years of booming robotics sales, the COVID-19-induced economic slowdown has not left the robotics industry unaffected. But the medium- to long-term prospects for increased robotics use around the world are bright. Both developed and emerging economies will continue upgrading their manufacturing sectors to achieve higher levels of quality and competitiveness. New products, many of them related to increased sustainability, rely on robotics to be manufactured. Indeed, the COVID-19-crisis itself is seen by many expert commentators as a booster for robotics and automation in the longer term.
“World Robotics” is the most authoritative source of robotics data, used by governments, researchers, the financial community, businesses and think tanks around the world.
Marina Bill, Chair IFR Robot Supplier Committee, Global Head of Marketing & Sales of ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation Business
Milton Guerry, IFR President & President of SCHUNK USA
Klaus König, IFR Vice President & CEO KUKA Robotics
Ken Fouhy, Editor-in-chief VDI nachrichten
To users and suppliers of automation technology who would like to find out more about the state of the international robotics market and the future of automation.
automatica Talk is organized in cooperation with the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association and the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) of the VDE.