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EBF 2018 Speaker: Esben Østergaard

Founder and CTO of Universal Robots

Esben is co-founder and CTO of Universal Robots, responsible for the enhancement of existing robots and the development of new products. As a researcher in robotics and user interfaces at University of Southern Denmark, he created the foundation for a reinvention of the industrial robot. In 2005, this led him to found Universal Robots together with two of his research colleagues. Since then, Universal Robots has built a worldwide reputation in robotics. He previously worked as research scientist at USC Robotics Labs in Southern California and also at AIST in Tokyo as a visiting researcher. During his studies in Computer Science, Physics and Multimedia at Aarhus University, he became world champion in his hobby, robot football.