Common Robots (Odense, Denmark), which is the biggest firm in a rising Danish robotics hub, has turn out to be the cluster’s first group to achieve 1000 staff. Since its first collaborative robotic (cobot) was launched in 2008, Common Robots has grown to be a world chief in cobots with places of work in additional than 20 nations. Its success can be mirrored within the development of the aforementioned robotics cluster, with Denmark now dwelling to greater than 400 robotics corporations.
Began in 2005, Common Robots started when three researchers from the College of Southern Denmark—Esben Østergaard, Kasper Støy, and Kristian Kassow—grew annoyed by how the robots of the time have been usually heavy, costly and complex to make use of. This frustration gave them the concept to create a secure, versatile robotic that’s simpler to put in and program.
Since then, Common Robots has developed a full vary of cobot merchandise, most lately including the brand new UR20 to its portfolio and promoting greater than 50,000 cobots worldwide.
As Common Robots has thrived, so too has the Danish robotics scene, centered round Odense, inhabitants 200,000. The variety of folks employed by Danish robotics corporations is forecast to achieve 23,000 by 2025, whereas complete revenues from the trade are already greater than €2.8 billion. Throughout the previous yr, Common Robots has employed greater than 200 staff.
Common Robots headquarteres in Odense, Denmark.
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