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Highlights

+++ IFR: New World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR +++ Handelsblatt: Deutschland gehört zu den Ländern mit der größten Roboterdichte +++ THE NEW YORK TIMES: Taking the Future of Manufacturing Into High Schools +++ BBC World Service: Russia and robots: Steel junk or a brave new world? +++

IERA Award 2020 - Applicants wanted

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award

Oct 07, 2019 — IFR and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) are looking for applicants for the next IERA Award presentation. In 2020 the event will be hosted at the International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) in Munich, Germany.

Industrial Robots: Robot Investment Reaches Record 16.5 billion USD

IFR presents World Robotics Industrial Robots

Shanghai, Frankfurt, Sep 18, 2019 — The new World Robotics report shows an annual global sales value of 16.5 billion USD in 2018 – a new record. 422,000 units were shipped globally in 2018 - an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year. IFR forecasts shipments in 2019 will recede from the record level in 2018, but expects an average growth of 12 percent per year from 2020 to 2022.

Service Robots: Global Sales Value Reaches 12.9 billion USD

IFR presents World Robotics Service Robots

Frankfurt, Shanghai, Sep 18, 2019 — Sales value of service robots for PROFESSIONAL USE increased by 32 percent to 9.2 billion U.S. dollars. Logistic systems such as autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) represent the largest fraction in the professional service robot market (41% of all units sold). The second largest category is inspection and maintenance robots, (39% of all units sold). These two segments account for 80 percent of total market share.

President’s Report

World Robotics 2019 published

Sep 18, 2019 — We are happy to announce the final figures of World Robotics 2019 today: Both the industrial as well as the service robot markets grew considerably in 2018.

International Symposium on Robotics 2020

Save the date

Frankfurt, Sep 17, 2019 — The 52nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2020) will be held on June 17th and 18th 2020 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany.

Collaborative robots will shape the future of medicine

Automation in medical technology

Sep 17, 2019 — Robots are being increasingly utilized in the medical field. For over 30 years, they have been supporting patient care in healthcare facilities worldwide. Despite this “tradition,” however, the age of medical robotics has only just begun, as a new breed of sensitive and collaborative robots is poised to shape the future of robotics in medicine.

Blog

Topics and Definitions

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”

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

Position Papers

Information and IFR opinion on topical issues regarding robots and automation

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

Forum Mensch-Roboter

October 23- October 24, 2019

For the fourth time the Forum Mensch Roboter takes place. IFR General Secretary, Dr. Susanne Bieller, will be one the speakers. Please note: The event language will be German!

iREX 2019

December 18- December 21, 2019

The iREX was first held in 1974, and it has since been held once every two years, marking its 23rd exhibition this year.

automatica

June 16- June 19, 2020

automatica is the world's leading marketplace for automated, intelligent production.

ISR 2020

June 17- June 18, 2020

Robotics in the dawning era of digitalization and artificial intelligence! After two years, the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics – ISR 2020 will be held again in Munich, Germany (17–18 June 2020).

INNOPROM 2020

July 06- July 09, 2020

INNOPROM is an International Industrial Fair held in Ekaterinburg annually since 2010.

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