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Welcome to Episode 37 of The Robot Report Podcast, where each week Robot Report editor Steve Crowe reviews the latest robotics, automation and intelligent systems news and announcements, and interview leading roboticists, leaders of innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community.
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In this podcast, Robot Report editor Steve Crowe speaks with with Enrico Krog Iversen, the CEO of end-of-arm-tooling company OnRobot. Enrico also served as CEO and partner of Universal Robots (UR) from 2008-2016. We discuss his impact on the robotics industry and a pivotal decision he made while at the helm of UR. He also shares his thoughts about recent advances in end-of-arm tooling and OnRobot’s pending jump into software.
Crowe also chats with Juan Aparicio Ojea, who was recently named Vice President of product at READY Robotics. Juan spent a decade-plus at Siemens leading its industrial automation efforts. Juan and READY Robotics are passionate about democratizing robotics, so we dive into why ease of use has been overlooked, how easy programming robots will become and other innovations that can further robotics adoption. Juan also shares a great story about one of the most difficult times he’s had programming a robot.
Crowe also comments on the recent top robotics stories, including an important milestone for NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover, a string of acquisitions and drones delivering COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana.
- 0-2:13 – Show Intro
- 2:14-32:16 – Conversation with Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO, OnRobot
- 32:17-38:15 – News Commentary: Mars Perseverance Rover update; transactions roundup; COVID-19 vaccine delivery drones
- 38:16-1:23:04 – Conversation with Juan Aparicio, vice president of product, READY Robotics
- 1:23:05-1:24:06 – Show Outro
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