Emerging Trends in Robotics: A Panel Discussion

June 22, 2015

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CEST)

  • 16:30-17:00 Networking & Welcome
  • 17:00-17:30 Opening Remarks
  • 17:30-18:30 Panel Discussion: Emerging Trends and Issues Relating to Commercial Use of Robotics
  • 18:30-onward Networking, Beer & Pizza

Vermundsgade 13
2100 København Ø


Please join us at an exciting event sponsored by Bird & Bird, Sheppard Mullin, and Silicon Vikings. We will explore some of the recent innovations and emerging developments in the field of robotics and what these mean for future technology and business opportunities. A distinguished panel of experts from organizations in different parts of the robotics ecosystem will help us explore the future of robotics, and provide a range of perspectives on the following topics:

  • Key forces behind recent and emerging industry dynamics
  • Innovative and disruptive technologies and products in the industry
  • Differences between robotics developments in the US and Europe
  • Opportunities for startups and larger enterprises in the short and long term


Brian Anderson (moderator), Partner at 700+ lawyer, full service AmLaw Global 100 law firm Sheppard Mullin.
Even robots need lawyers. Brian is the robots’ lawyer. He has represented robots (or more accurately robotics companies) in matters ranging from industrial applications to dancing with the Blue Man Group to filming Alfonso Cuarón’s zero-gravity thriller Gravity staring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This futuristic outlook and practice resulted in Brian being appointed Co-Chair of the Firm’s Technology Transactions Practice and Privacy & Data Security Practice.

Søren Bøving, CEO, Scape Technologies
Søren Bøving is the CEO of Scape Technologies. Based in Odense, Denmark, Scape technologies is the first company worldwide having developed a standardized Bin-Picking system, enabling robot arms to see, find and grip components randomly placed in pallet-bins and boxes. Scape’s award-winning technology enable cost effective and flexible industrial systems for automatic picking of components directly from pallets and delivery to presses, assembly lines, welding or CNC machining. Scape is founded in 2004 and is part of “Robotics Valley” in Odense, a thriving research and industrial activity community.

Niels Jul Jacobsen, CTO, Mobile Industrial Robots
Niels Jul Jacobsen is the CTO of Mobile Industrial Robots. Also based in the Robotics cluster in Odense, Denmark Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) is focused on developing mobile robots for use in industry, manufacturing companies and hospitals. MIR develops intelligent internal transport solutions that are very easy to set up and maintain and interacts seamlessly with people. MIR was founded in 2013 and is already an international player with partners in Norway, Germany, Italy and the Benelux.

Claus Risager, Co-owner & Partner, BlueOcean Robotics
Claus Risager is Co-owner and Partner in Blue Ocean Robotics based in Odense, Denmark. Blue Ocean Robotics was founded in 2013 and is an international company specialized in developing and bringing new pioneering robotic solutions to the market at early stages through partnerships and pilot projects with early adopters. Claus is an internationally well-known Robotics expert with more than 25 years of experience within robotics research, development and innovation. Claus holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and have given more than 200 talks on Robotics worldwide.

Questions? Contact Silicon Vikings Copenhagen.  Hosted by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and Bird & Bird LLP.