With more than 25 years of experience (since 1988) in robot development, is Claus one of the founding fathers of modern European robotics. Claus has been leading several large cross-disciplinary research, development- and innovation projects focused on creating impact for the industry and individual businesses. Among these are Lead Engineer at Odense Steel Shipyard A/S (Lindø), Head of the Centre of Robot Technology at DTI, founder and President of DTI Robotics, Inc. in Atlanta, USA. Together with his Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Rune K. Larsen and John Erland Østergaard, Claus has created the successful robot development company and incubator, Blue Ocean Robotics in Odense. In just three years the company has grown from only being 3 employees to more than 110 and world-wide presence in more than 65 countries. With a passion for creating and commercializing the robots of tomorrow, Claus is a front-running robotics entrepreneur. With such a background, Claus has a unique viewpoint of the future of the robotic workplace. As machines replace people, humans will have new jobs, as “Cloudworkers”, virtual, remote-control operators that help machines do the things they can’t yet do. Will man and machine co-operate in the workplace of the future? Or are the machines making humans obsolete?
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