About the sponsors



ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.
ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots – also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide

Visit www.abb.com/robotics for further information.



Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. Amazon’s evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company’s DNA. The world’s brightest technology minds that are inspired by invention come to Amazon. We work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences. We are hiring in locations globally. Learn more at www.amazon.jobs.


Founded in 2006, DJI has grown to become the undisputed leader in the global UAV market. DJI is committed to making high quality, easy-to-use flight platforms that allow people to change the world in ways that were never before thought possible. The DJI Software Development Kit (SDK) opens our technology to developers everywhere, allowing them to create apps for our flying systems while fostering innovation in a diverse range of fields, including photography, videography, journalism, agriculture, and more.

Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.

The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2015 amounted to SEK 36 billion, and the Group has more than 13,000 employees in 40 countries.

iRobot Corporation

iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was founded in 1990 by MIT roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality. In 2012, iRobot generated $436 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry’s top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and support staff. iRobot’s corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, Mass. The company also has offices in California, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong. With more than two decades of leadership in the robot industry, iRobot remains committed to providing platforms for invention and discovery, developing key partnerships to foster technological exploration and building robots that improve the quality of life and safety standards worldwide.


Kinova Robotics

Kinova (www.kinovarobotics.com) is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of service robotics arms and components. JACO² and MICO², the flagship products of the company, are still today the only real professional & reliable solution for robotic mobile manipulation: light (~5 kg), safe (torque sensors in every actuators, no pinch points), low power consumption (~40W) and sexy, no one offers a robot arm that has been designed especially for service robotics manipulation (not manufacturing).  Kinova is now present over 300 private/public institutions, 35 countries and still growing.
Kinova on the web


KUKA Aktiengesellschaft is an internationally active group with sales of around 3 billion euro and a workforce of 12,300 worldwide. KUKA offers its customers around the globe automation solutions ranging from components and cells to fully automated systems. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the fields of robotics, automation and systems engineering. The company is headquartered in Augsburg. Around 100 subsidiaries operate internationally for customers from the automotive industry and general industry.
Kuka on the web

PAL Robotics

PAL Robotics’ mission is to create disruptive service robots that enhance society’s quality of life. The company designs and manufactures reliable solutions for service industries and research institutions worldwide.

PAL Robotics started in 2004, when a small group of engineers built the first fully autonomous humanoid biped robot in Europe. With over 10 years of experience on R&D, today PAL Robotics is known for the humanoid robots REEM and REEM-C, and other innovative solutions for mobile manipulation applications (TIAGo) and retail challenges (StockBot).
Meet PAL Robotics humanoids and service robots on the web