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Highlights

World Robotics IFR CEO Roundtable in Chicago

Automation and the Future of US Manufacturing

Frankfurt, Chicago, Mar 15, 2017 — The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) invites journalists to the World Robotics IFR CEO Round Table 2017 where world leading experts e.g. from Amazon, General Motors and ABB will discuss automation and the future of US manufacturing - one-on-one interviews can be arranged.

World Robotics Federation IFR: Why Bill Gates’ robot tax is wrong

Frankfurt, Feb 27, 2017 — Bill Gates' latest idea to tax robots aims to solve a problem that does not exist: empirical analysis of economic data and forecasts shows that automation and the use of robots create new jobs by increasing productivity.

Deployment of robots soars 70 percent in Asia

Frankfurt, Feb 01, 2017 — Asian industry’s uptake of industrial robots is accelerating: in just five years its operational stock rose 70 percent to 887,400 units, (2010-2015).

31 million robots helping in households worldwide by 2019

Seoul, Dec 20, 2016 — The worldwide number of domestic household robots will rise to 31 million between 2016 and 2019. The sales value of robots cleaning floors, mowing lawns, and cleaning swimming pools will grow to about 13 billion US dollars in this period.

President’s Report 03/2016

Outlook 2017

Frankfurt, Dec 15, 2016 — 2016 was again a successful year for industrial and service robots and we look forward to a promising and challenging year 2017.

Walter Zulauf elected as new Chairman of EUnited Robotics

Dec 14, 2016 — At the EUnited Robotics members’ assembly on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Walter Zulauf, Director of Technology at Güdel Group AG, was elected as the new Chairman of EUnited Robotics for the next three years.

Topics

Industrial Robots

The IFR’s use of the term “industrial robot” is based on the definition of the ISO: an “automatically controlled, reprogrammable multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes”

Robots Create Jobs!

OECD research shows: companies that employ technological innovation effectively are up to 10 times more productive than those that do not. This has a positive impact on competitiveness and jobs.

Service Robots

The International Organization for Standardization defines a “service robot” as a robot “that performs useful tasks for humans or equipment excluding industrial automation applications”

Robotics Research

The IFR fosters links between the robotics industry and institutes. Our members engage in an intensive exchange on new technologies and emerging robots at the International Symposium on Robotics ISR

Case Studies

Case Studies of Industrial and Service Robots. Robots in action can be found everywhere. Robot Manufacturers give examples of robot applications in different industries

Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the worldwide federation of national standards organizations. Standards concerning robots are prepared by ISO Technical Committee 299 with the title “Robotics”

Events

AUTOMATE 2017

April 03- April 06, 2017

Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions. From traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies, you’ll find ways to automate every process in your company. It’s held just once every two years, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to find the right solutions to meet your automation challenges, all at this one great show.

ISR 2017 Americas

April 03- April 06, 2017

The 48th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2017 Americas) takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, USA. The conference is organized in conjunction with the Automate show.

ISR 2017 Asia

July 05- July 08, 2017

The 49th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2017Asia) takes place for the first time in China at Shanghai, National Exhibition and Convention Center. The conference is organized in conjunction with the CIROS show.

CIROS 2017

July 05- July 08, 2017

This edition of Shanghai International Robot Show showcases the world’s most advanced robot technology and top achievements to promote China’s industrial robot manufacturers to develop both domestic and international markets.

INNOPROM 2017

July 10- July 13, 2017

INNOPROM is a trade fair rooted in the priorities driving world industry and technology at present - and on the priorities that underpin Russia’s program of industrial and manufacturing development.

ROBOTWORLD

September 13- September 16, 2017

ROBOTWORLD is one of the three major international professional robotic exhibitions, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all-in-one. This is especially driven by the Korean government since 2006 to boost industry which had been at its fledgling stage of development.

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Gudrun Litzenberger

IFR General Secretary
IFR Statistical Department

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60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1502
Fax: +49 69-6603-2502
E-Mail: gl@ifr.org

Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

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60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1518
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E-Mail: nk@ifr.org

Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

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60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
Fax: +49 69-6603-2697
E-Mail: sl@ifr.org