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China overtakes USA in robot density

according to World Robotics 2022 Report

Frankfurt, Dec 05, 2022 — China’s massive investment in industrial robotics has put the country in the top ranking of robot density, surpassing the United States for the first time. The number of operational industrial robots relative to the number of workers hit 322 units per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry. Today, China ranks in fifth place. The world´s top 5 most automated countries in manufacturing 2021 are: South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Germany and China.

IERA Award 2023 - apply now!

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award

Dec 05, 2022 — IFR and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) are looking for applicants for the next IERA Award presentation. In 2023 the event will be hosted during the ICRA conference from May 29 to June 2, 2023 in London, UK.

The Bloomberg Money Minute – Service Robot Sales

Dec 03, 2022 — Interview with Marina Bill, President of the International Federation of Robotics by Lisa Mateo from Bloomberg Radio. © 2022 Bloomberg L.P. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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

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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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