Robots Among Us

Arturo Baroncelli, Comau Robotics, Engelberger Prize 2005

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Arturo Baroncelli, Business Development Manager, Comau Robotics, Engelberger Prize 2005

Arturo Baroncelli has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna; additionally, he has a post-degree diploma from the Program in Executive Development at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Baroncelli has worked in the robotics industry since 1985 and at Comau in Turin, Italy, since 1988. He is now business development manager in the Comau Robotics Business Unit. He has covered several positions in project management, proposal engineering, product planning, marketing and sales, strategic planning, and business development. Baroncelli is president of the International Federation of Robotics, where he has been a member of the executive board since 2008. Since 1998, he has been an executive board member of SIRI, the Italian robotics association. He was presented with the Joseph Engelberger Award in Tokyo in 2005, the most important prize in the robotics industry worldwide. He has written 27 papers for various conferences and magazines and holds two patents in press-to-press automation and robot laser welding. He frequently lectures at various universities on themes related to robotics technology and business development. He was named to the board of directors of EU Robotics in 2015.


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