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News

Dr. Jin-Oh Kim elected as new President of KAR

Korean Association of Robot Industry informed

Feb 28, 2024 — Dr. Jin-Oh Kim, Founder and CEO of “Robots and Design Co., Ltd.” in South Korea, was appointed as the 11th president of the Korea Association of Robot Industry(KAR) on February 28, 2024.

Next Generation Skills

Position Paper updated

Feb 28, 2024 — IFR updated its position paper on skills needed by the next generation to qualify for the new robotic jobs. As the world continues to face mounting labor shortages, robotics has emerged to address this challenge. In fact, the current global robot installations base is at an all-time high of around 4 million units.

Top 5 Robot Trends 2024

New Technology simplifies Automation

Frankfurt, Feb 15, 2024 — The stock of operational robots around the globe hit a new record of about 3.9 million units. This demand is driven by a number of exciting technological innovations.

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 in personal use or professional use that performs useful tasks for humans or equipment”

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

Robots and Sustainability

Which of UN's 17 Sustainability Development Goals can be met with the support of robots?

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