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In the Robotics Department around 100 members are organised. Their product portfolio ranges from robot manufacturing to integration of robot systems to robotics products.
Robotics is characterised by a high degree of innovation, market growth and rapid technical developments - as a specialist department, we represent common interests. In addition, we unite the players in the industry and deal with important future and trend topics, such as safety standardisation, OPC UA and human-robot collaboration. In addition to the robot annual statistics, public relations offers and marketing tools, we also offer networking events, workshops, member meetings and specialist department meetings.


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Managing Director of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association

Schwarzkopf, Patrick

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