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Esben H. Ostergaard

is the chief technology officer at Universal Robots and is responsible for the enhancement of existing UR robots and the development of new products. He holds a Ph.D. in Robotics. Ostergaard is one of the inventors behind the UR robots. During his years from 2001 – 2005 as researcher and assistant professor in robotics and user interfaces at University of Southern Denmark, he created the foundation for a reinvention of theindustrial robot. In 2005, this led him to found Universal Robots together with two of his research colleagues. Since then, Universal Robots has taken approximately 30 patents on the technology of the robot. Besides his work as CTO, Ostergaard is participating in national research projects and he is also an external examiner at several universities in Denmark. Earlier in his career, he 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 in Denmark, he focused exclusively on robotics and became world champion in his hobby of robot football in 1998.