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Universal Robots hires Roberta Nelson Shea as Technical Compliance Officer

Universal Robots hires Roberta Nelson Shea as Technical Compliance Officer

September 9, 2016 - Universal Robots in their search for a new Global Technical Compliance Officer announced the hire of robotics expert Roberta Nelson Shea

The Danish robot manufacturer developed and sold the world’s first collaborative robot; or cobot, which is able to operate safely alongside employees. In opening up the market, Universal Robots spurred both larger, established robot manufacturers as well as other robotics startups to start developing and launching cobots.

Roberta Nelson Shea has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management. She has been selected as one of the top 100 Women in Safety by ASSE. Her curriculum vitae encompasses management positions at Rockwell Automation, Symbotic LLC, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Pilz Automation Safety L.P., Honeywell, and Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company.

”Robotics has been my passion for more than 30 years, they relieve workers from having to do tedious, strenuous tasks and create more enjoyable jobs while employers improve productivity,” said Nelson Shea.

“My overall mission is to demystify robots and make sure that the deployment barriers are broken down. I am an advocate of global harmonization of safety requirements to reduce costs of designs, manufacturing, and compliance.”

Roberta Nelson Shea spent the past 23 years as the Chair (now Chair Emeritus) of ANSI/RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Committee that develops and defines technical standards for industrial robots. The latest R15.06 edition is a US adoption of ISO 10218-1 and -2.

Universal Robots’ new GTCO will start her employment September 19, spending a lot of her time in the Headquarters of Universal Robots in Odense, Denmark.

About Universal Robots

Universal Robots is the result of many years of intensive research at Denmark's successful robot cluster, which is located in Odense, Denmark. The company was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work  with and  on their own can be used to  streamline processes in the industry. The product portfolio includes the collaborative UR3, UR5 and UR10 robotic arms named after their payload in kilos. 

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