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IERA Award 2024: Realtime Robotics Awarded for Optimization Tool

Industrial Robots Easily Choreographed to Cut Cycle Times

Yokohama, Jun 18, 2024 — The 2024 “Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation” (IERA) goes to Realtime Robotics. The US company from Boston won the prestigious prize for its fully-automatic motion planning tool for industrial robots. The solution develops an optimized “choreography” for robots closely working together in workcells without collision. This year, for the first time, all four finalists are newcomers in the industry.

World Bank Predicts 20% Economic Boost by Closing Gender Gap

IFR empowers women for careers in the robotics industry

Frankfurt, Jun 05, 2024 — Labor shortages hamper future economic growth worldwide. World Bank predicts that GDP per capita would be almost 20 percent higher on average if female employment were increased to be the same as men´s. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and its members support the empowerment of women for careers in the robotics industry.

10 Women Shaping the Future of Robotics

Jun 04, 2024 — IFR decided to give women in robotics more visibility and acknowledgment. This should inspire girls and young women to pursue a career in STEM subjects or robotics and will also help companies to reach gender equality and overcome shortage of staff.

Robotization - What's in for SMEs?

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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