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+++ IFR: Sales of Robots for the Service Sector Grew by 37% Worldwide - #WorldRobotics +++ IFR: IFR presents World Robotics 2022 reports - #WorldRobotics +++ IFR: Mobile Robots Revolutionize Industry +++ IFR: Top Five Robot Trends 2022 +++

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Sales of Robots for the Service Sector Grew by 37% Worldwide

World Robotics 2022 - Service Robots report released

Frankfurt, Oct 26, 2022 — Sales of professional service robots rose by an impressive 37% in 2021. By region, the strongest growth came from Europe with a market share of 38% followed by North America with 32% and Asia with 30%. At the same time, sales of new consumer service robots grew by 9%, according to the “World Robotics 2022 – Service Robots” report, issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

World Robotics Report: “All-Time High” with Half a Million Robots Installed in one Year

IFR presents World Robotics Report 2022 #WorldRobotics

Frankfurt, Oct 13, 2022 — The new World Robotics report shows an all-time high of 517,385 new industrial robots installed in 2021 in factories around the world. This represents a growth rate of 31% year-on-year and exceeds the pre-pandemic record of robot installation in 2018 by 22%. Today, the stock of operational robots around the globe hits a new record of about 3.5 million units.

ROBOTOR: the robot-sculptor that carves Carrara marble!

The Quarries of Carrara

Oct 05, 2022 — In the depths of the quarries, we met Filippo Tincolini and Giacomo Massari, the two co-founders of TorArt and Robotor, who have breathed life into a new era for sculpture, transforming their creative ideas into design objects and large-scale works with the help of HSD electrospindles.

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”

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