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Press conference on 30 September 2015 at the Frankfurter Presse Club

World Robotics Survey: How Industrial and Service Robots are conquering the World

In the age of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" industrial and service robots are repeatedly breaking new sales records. According to the latest forecasts, global sales of robots will enjoy double-digit growth to 2018 - to date around 230,000 units have already been sold.

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

Joseph F. Engelberger, the "Father of Robotics," Turns 90

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, will turn 90 years old on July 26th. Widely known as the "father of robotics," Engelberger launched the world's first robotics company, Unimation, in 1956.

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New IFR Robot Supplier Member

Mobile Industrial Robots Aps joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Robot Supplier member Mobile Industrial Robots Aps (MIR), who just joined the International Federation of Robotics. The vision of MIR is the automation of internal transport.

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President's Report

Robots increase Productivity, the very Foundation of a prospering Labour Market

The increasing use of robots has motivated a number of researchers to analyse the impact of automation on jobs and the economy: like many things, the forecasts and views are often different. In this perspective I like to cite some views and studies supporting the positive effects of the introduction of Robots and Automation.

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2015 IERA Award Joint Winners Announced in Seattle

Kinova and Q-Bot convinced

The 2015 Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA) award was shared by François Boucher of Kinova Inc., Canada and Tom Lipinski of Q-Bot Limited, United Kingdom.

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Case Studies

Mobile Industrial Robots, Denmark - IFR Robot Supplier

Mobile Robot Replaces Half of Full-Time Position at Scan A/S

Every day, a user-friendly mobile robot automates many kilometers of travel in the production of fireplaces and wood stoves at the company Scan A/S in Vissenbjerg on Funen. It relieves the employees, who have been particularly welcoming of their new flexible "rolling colleague."

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Yaskawa, Germany - IFR Robot Supplier

Poised for beauty: batch size 1

Two arms, a charming smile and natural ingredients: that is the secret of success of the Slovenian start-up "AlpStories". The company manufactures cosmetics and wellness products to customer specifications - from batches as small as size 1. This is achieved with the aid of an industrial robot developed in the laboratory environment: Yaskawa's Motoman CSDA10F.

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WITTMANN, Austria - IFR Robot Supplier

A leading household goods manufacturer chooses WITTMANN robots

The SEB Group has a major production facility in St. Jean de Bournay (France) that uses 33 WITTMANN robots. SEB, the world's leading manufacturer of small household appliances, recently purchased the first WITTMANN tandem robot.

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Stäubli, France - IFR Robot Supplier

Airbag control sensors - an innovative approach to automation

TRW Systems is a global leader in automotive safety, manufacturing intelligent systems for all the leading automotive OEMs. When a new production line for airbag control sensors was required, TRW turned to Stäubli and their system integration partners Grohmann and IPTE to provide the robots required at the heart of the automated sequence of cells.

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Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR Robot Supplier

SHAD opts for UR robot arms to optimize its manufacturing processes

SHAD, the leading European manufacturer of top and side cargo cases for motorcycles installs its first UR5 from Universal Robots in its factory in Mollet del Valles (Catalonia, Spain). The collaborative robot arm has streamlined production, enabling the cases to be assembled in half the time, while also enhancing the work environment for employees.

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Events

12-14 Oct, 2015

National Robot Safety Conference

North America's robotics trade group, Robotic Industries Association (RIA), will host two major events in Pittsburgh this coming October. The 27th National Robot Safety Conference will be held October 12-14, 2015 followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop on October 15. Both events will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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28-31 Oct, 2015

ROBOTWORLD 2015

ROBOTWORLD 2015 is the biggest industrial exhibition in Korea. ROBOTWORLD is centering around robots and automation equipment and also featuring relevant industries such as machinery, metal and industrial materials, thereby ensure the maximum business outcomes for the participants. It's covering all upstream and downstream process industries of robots, automation and even diverse field of service robots. ROBOTWORLD offers business opportunities that will substantially help your business grow.

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19 Nov, 2015

AIA Vision in Life Sciences Conference

AIA has announced it will host its first Vision in Life Sciences Conference in San Diego this fall. The inaugural event will be held November 19, 2015 at the Marriott hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, California.

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2-5 Dec, 2015

iREX 2015

This show is designed to provide a place to exhibit robots and peripheral equipment in order to enhance market awareness of new technology.

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3-5 Feb, 2016

A3 Business Forum

Registration is now open for the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Business Forum. More than 500 global leaders from the robotics, machine vision, motion controls, motors, and other automation industries are expected to attend.

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