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Panel: Will Collaborative Robots Ever Replace Human Workers?


Rob Spiegel (Senior Editor, Design News (UBM))


David Dechow (Staff Engineer-Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision, FANUC America Corp.)

Karen Leavitt (Chief Marketing Officer, Locus Robotics)

Craig Tomita (Area Sales Manager, Universal Robots)

Melonee Wise (CEO, Fetch Robotics)


John Bubnikovich (VP of Sales & Marketing, ABB)

Location: 209A

Date: Wednesday, February 7

Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

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Conference Track: Smart Manufacturing

Vault Recording: TBD

More and more companies are turning to collaborative robots to boost their workforce. But how long will it be before the cobots completely take over manufacturing jobs? Is it a question of will or when? This panel will discuss the questions:

• At which points in the supply chain will we see robots where they don't exist today?
• How do OEMs build robots and automated devices that will still be relevant in 10 years?
• What does Machine Learning mean for the future of the idea of manufacturing as a service?
• Let's get real: Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) enable robots to function just like another human on the factory floor in the near future?