Tomorrow's biggest stories in tech and business begin in Paris at VivaTech.
Paris/Bochum – 24 April 2023 – For the first time, United Robotics Group will participate
at VivaTech 2023, taking place from June 14-17 2023, in Paris.
The German-based company and European service robotics leader will showcase CobiotX, the new generation of service robots, in a healthcare and life science environments to demonstrate the impact the technologies could have in these key industries. United Robotics Group and its robotics solutions will be shown at booth H21.
The first generation of robots, classic, large industrial robots, were programmed to work independently from humans. With the second generation, small, lightweight cobots, collaboration with humans was possible. CobiotX – the new generation of robots – is designed to work collaboratively with humans. United Robotics Group defines Cobiots and CobiotX solutions as adaptable, agile robotic solutions designed to support and assist humans across multiple industries such as the healthcare or hospitality sectors. These robotic solutions respond to unique challenges faced in the workforce and bring value back to human interaction. Cobiots and CobiotX solutions are socially responsible and respectful of data privacy and human safety.
“We are excited to showcase our vision and our portfolio of Cobiots and CobiotX solutions at VivaTech for the first time. With CobiotX, we are completely revolutionizing the way humans interact with robots, allowing humans to focus on human interaction while ensuring a safe environment,” said Thomas Hähn, founder and CEO of United Robotics Group. “Our presence at VivaTech affirms our commitment to advancing Europe’s tech and robotic excellence. New robotic solutions will contribute to key industrial and economic progress.” Thomas Hähn has as an entrepreneur more than 30 years of experience in automation and robotics.
United Robotics Group will also host the solution partner Siemens Healthineers CWE
showcasing their CobiotX solutions for lab automation. Together they will explore the
impact and potential of CobiotX in the life sciences environment and how these are
responding to a growing pressure and demand in the field for responsiveness, accuracy,
"We are pleased to join forces with United Robotics Group at VivaTech 2023, highlighting robotic solutions for lab automation challenges, particularly in the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical stages of laboratory workflows", said Dr. Guido Schütte, Head of Central Western Europe DX Siemens Healthineers.
"Our collaboration is intended to relieve qualified laboratory assistants of their daily workload by having robots take over routine tasks during the day, at night, and on weekends, among other things, so that laboratory personnel can devote themselves to
more value-adding activities. Recent studies indicate that Europe, including Germany,
faces a significant shortage of skilled lab professionals. By incorporating robotic solutions in a lab, we additionally aim to enhance laboratory efficiency and safety.”
United Robotics Group’s first Cobiot Plato, launched in 2022 to support the hospitality
sector, will for the first time featured in a healthcare environment. Plato’s autonomous
mobile platform and intelligent indoor navigation system can also offer solutions in the
healthcare sector, notably, supporting care staff in transporting meals, medical supplies,
daily essentials, and even managing disposals, allowing service workers to focus on
delivering quality care and fostering patients & family connections.
About United Robotics Group
United Robotics Group, founded by Thomas Hähn in 2019, unites nine service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem by bundling hardware and software expertise under one roof. Over 450 employees and 28 nationalities work at United Robotics Group. Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, United Robotics Group brings together cutting-edge technology and robotic experts from both the social and industrial world. United Robotics Group shares the common ambition to empower humanity with technology, and lighten processes for humans, helping them focus on human interactions in a safe and secure environment. As the CobiotX company who created this third generation of robotics – robots for humans, the United Robotics Group is committed to developing standardized and customized solutions to meet social and business challenges in the life science, health and care, hospitality, education, intralogistics, maintenance and surveillance sectors with quality, data protection and sustainability as key driving forces. All planning humans in the center of all. RSBG SE, the investment entity of RAG-Stiftung, focused on technology and engineering driven companies is majority shareholder of United Robotics Group. SoftBank Robotics Group is minority shareholder of United Robotics Group.
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