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Newsletter December 2016

 EUnited Robotics Newsletter - December 2016
 Chairman's Report
 Walter Zulauf elected as new Chairman of EUnited Robotics
 European Robotics Summit on Digital Disruptions
 EUnited Robotics position on "Civil Law Rules on Robotics"
 Service Robotics sales up 25 percent in 2015 - sales boom expected by 2019
 Save the Dates

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at EUnited Robotics!



Chairman's Report

Dear EUnited Robotics Members,
Dear Readers,



As another successful year for the robotics industry draws to an end, it is with great pleasure to welcome Walter Zulauf, Director of Technology at Güdel, as the new Chairman of EUnited Robotics.  Walter was elected Chairman during EUnited Robotics members' assembly in December 2016. I am happy to continue serving on the EUnited Robotics board together with Wilfried Eberhardt (KUKA AG) who is serving his second term as Vice-Chairman. On behalf of the EUnited Robotics members and team, I congratulate Walter. We look very much forward to working with him.

Three main topics dominated the headlines in 2016 which will shape the future of our industry to a great extent: digitalization, Workplace 4.0, and human-robot collaboration. Therefore, we will cover these topics in depth at the European Robotics Summit, March 7-8, 2017, under the umbrella: "Digital Disruptions – New opportunities for robotics". You have already received the information and the registration form. More details will be sent out soon.

We are well poised to make significant strides in the year ahead and with that spirit I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2017.

Henrik A. Schunk
Chairman of EUnited Robotics (outgoing) and CEO of Schunk GmbH & Co. KG

EUnited Robotics Website
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Walter Zulauf elected as new Chairman of EUnited Robotics

The EUnited Robotics' board consists of:

- Walter Zulauf (Güdel Group AG), Chairman
- Wilfried Eberhardt (KUKA AG), Vice-Chairman
- Henrik A. Schunk (Schunk GmbH & Co. KG), Vice-Chairman
- Patrick Schwarzkopf, Director of EUnited Robotics



At the EUnited Robotics members' assembly on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Walter Zulauf, Director of Technology at Güdel Group AG, was elected as the new Chairman of EUnited Robotics for the next three years.  Walter Zulauf will succeed Henrik A. Schunk (CEO, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG) who held the position for the last 6 years.

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European Robotics Summit on Digital Disruptions


“Digital Disruptions – New opportunities for robotics”

March 7-8, 2017, at the Eberbach Monastery in Eltville (near Frankfurt)



On March 7-8, 2017, CEOs and executives of the European Robotics industry will gather again in Eberbach Monastery to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead for the robotics sector.

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EUnited Robotics position on "Civil Law Rules on Robotics"

The European Parliament's report has caused anxiety amongst the European robotics industry due to its intention to create a high level of bureaucracy lacking in practical relevance and causing a major setback to social and economic progress.




EUnited Robotics in its recent position paper commented on the draft report prepared by the Legal Committee of the European Parliament on civil law rules on robotics.

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Service Robotics sales up 25 percent in 2015 - sales boom expected by 2019

"The demand for service robots is seeing a historic breakthrough", says Joe Gemma, President of the International Federation of Robotics.



The total number of service robots for professional use sold in 2015 increased by 25 percent. Sales value surged by 14 percent to a new record of US$ 4.6 billion. By 2019, sales forecast indicates another rapid increase to an accumulated value of US$ 23 billion for the period 2016-2019.

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Save the Dates


> European Robotics Summit, 7-8 March 2017, the Eberbach Monastery (close to Frankfurt), Germany

> European Robotics Forum 2017, 22-24 March 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

> EUnited aisbl Spring Event, 16-17 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium

> EUnited aisbl Competitiveness Review Dinner Debate, 28 November 2017, 19:00-22:30, Brussels, Belgium

> EUnited Robotics Members' Assembly, 29 November 2017, 8:45-12:45, Brussels, Belgium


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Contact:  robotics@eu-nited.net







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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at EUnited Robotics!


 




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EUnited Robotics
European Robotics Association
Chairman (outgoing): Henrik A. Schunk (SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG)
Chairman (incoming): Walter Zulauf (Director of Technology, Güdel Group AG)
Director: Patrick Schwarzkopf

Sector group of EUnited aisbl -
European Engineering Industries Association
President: Wilfried Eberhardt (KUKA AG)
Executive Director: Lionel Platteuw

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Boulevard A. Reyers 80
B-1030 Brussels, Belgium
Phone (+32 2) 706-8222, Fax (+32 2) 706-8223
E-Mail robotics@eu-nited.net
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