Meet Esben Østergaard: R-21 Ambassador and Keynote Speaker

27-10-2020

An industry giant is joining R-21 as an ambassador and keynote speaker. Experience Esben Østergaard at R-21 – a cobot pioneer with bright visions for the future of robotics.

The robotics event R-21 has acquired Esben Østergaard as its 2021 ambassador and first keynote speaker.

As a co-founder of Universal Robots Esben Østergaard is a prominent figure in the Danish robotics ecosystem. He is an inventor, an entrepreneur and a pioneer in collaborative robots. Katarina Fruerlund Deylami, Business Unit Manager at R-21, is excited to see Esben Østergaard join the fair:

– Having Esben Østergaard as both an ambassador in 2021 and a keynote speaker is a true scoop for R-21. His experience, his work and his visions will bring something exciting to our robotics event. We are very excited to have him aboard.

A Need for Nordic Event
Esben Østergaard is thrilled about the opportunity to join R-21. According to him, there has been a need for an event like R-21 for some years now.

– R-21 is an important event and we have been lacking a big fair connecting all the robot activities – not just here in Odense or Denmark, but in all of Scandinavia. Gathering activities from many countries, players and companies is a great initiative – especially in Odense, says the cobot pioneer as he continues:

– There is a lot of potential in robotics still. Having a fair that is about robotics – about technology, it’s a great opportunity. And it’s only natural to place the fair here in our thriving and strong community in Odense.

An Exciting Time for Robotics
A lot is happening in robotics, and the future is looking even brighter according to the R-21 ambassador:

– I believe that robotics will become larger than IT in the next 30 years. It is important to talk about the evolution of robotics, as it’s on a trajectory, coming from inside factories and doing the same thing over and over again – and now coming into new and different environments.

As a result, in his keynote Esben Østergaard will be taking a closer look at what is going on in the industry, and what to expect about the future of robotics:

– In my keynote I will be talking about robotics and its progress – where it’s coming from, where it’s heading and how humanity will evolve with the technology. I will dig into some of the specific things that are happening in industries such as agriculture and construction sites.

In addition to his keynote, Esben Østergaard is also excited to experience the abundance of different robotics and technology at the fair.

– R-21 will be an exciting event – and this is an exciting time for robotics. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of interesting companies, seeing a lot of cool technology and talking to some great people.

Visit R-21 – the Nordic countries robotics event, from March 3-5 at Odense Congress Center.

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