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Highlights

Universal Robots launches UR3 - the world’s most flexible, light-weight table-top robot to work alongside humans

Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR Robot Supplier

Mar 17, 2015 — The Danish pioneer of collaborative robots has created a new, smaller robot  for light assembly tasks and automated workbench scenarios.  The U.S. launch of the UR3 will be at Automate 2015 - Chicago, March 23.

Comau Presents RACER 999

Comau, Italy - IFR Robot Supplier

Mar 17, 2015 — A new compact robot that leverages the Turin multinational's experience with Racer 7-1.4: the 7kg payload and less than a meter reach deliver record performance.

SMART NJ 650 - Comau’s newest Robot with an Elevated Payload

Comau, Italy - IFR Robot Supplier

Mar 17, 2015 — With a load capacity of 650kg and reach of 2.70 meters, the new SMART NJ 650 completes the range of Comau robots dedicated to applications requiring strength and a high reach.

RIA to Present 2015 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Dean Kamen and Raffaello D’Andrea

Mar 17, 2015 —

The robotics industry’s highest honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award, will be presented to Dean Kamen and Raffaello D’Andrea at a special ceremony on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Industrial Robots Global Study:

China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

Jan 28, 2015 —

By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China’s production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today’s 200,000 to more than 400,000.

President’s Report 04/2014

Outlook 2015

Dec 09, 2014 —

More than 200,000 industrial robots will have been sold in 2014.

Topics

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”

Robots Create Jobs!

OECD research shows: companies that employ technological innovation effectively are up to 10 times more productive than those that do not. This has a positive impact on competitiveness and jobs.

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

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

CIROS 2017

July 05- July 08, 2017

This edition of Shanghai International Robot Show showcases the world’s most advanced robot technology and top achievements to promote China’s industrial robot manufacturers to develop both domestic and international markets.

ISR 2017 Asia

July 06- July 07, 2017

The 49th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2017Asia) takes place for the first time in China at Shanghai, National Exhibition and Convention Center. The conference is organized in conjunction with the CIROS show.

INNOPROM 2017

July 10- July 13, 2017

INNOPROM is a trade fair rooted in the priorities driving world industry and technology at present - and on the priorities that underpin Russia’s program of industrial and manufacturing development.

ROBOTWORLD

September 13- September 16, 2017

ROBOTWORLD is one of the three major international professional robotic exhibitions, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all-in-one. This is especially driven by the Korean government since 2006 to boost industry which had been at its fledgling stage of development.

iREX

November 29- December 02, 2017

Robot technology has greatly contributed to the development of manufacturing in Japan, expanding its scope of application from production sites to our daily lives while continuing the challenge to address various issues, such as the declining birthrate and aging population, decrepit infrastructure and disaster response.

World Robot Summit 2018

October 17- October 21, 2018

WRS will bring together the world’s most advanced robots and robotic technologies along with researchers and developers of robots and key government and private industry players from around the world.

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