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Highlights

+++ The Standard: Domestic robots are coming in 2019 - why it’s nothing to be afraid of +++ U.S.-News & World Report: Too Few Robots in the West Compared to Asia +++ IFR: Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years +++ ASSOCIATED PRESS: Service Robots: Global Sales Value up 39 Percent - Says IFR +++

First Fanuc M410iC/185 Robot in the Field at Askew & Barrett

Sep 15, 2015 —

The first FANUC M410iC/185 universal palletising robot has been installed in the UK at pulse processor Askew & Barrett.

Leading automation integrator partners with FANUC UK to transform RA Labone’s plastics manufacturing process

Sep 15, 2015 —

RA Labone, a plastics injection moulding manufacturer, wanted to increase the efficiency and production output of its tyre pressure sensor manufacturing process in order to meet the demands of its blue chip customers.

Mobile Robot Replaces Half of Full-Time Position at Scan A/S

Jul 30, 2015 —

Every day, a user-friendly mobile robot automates many kilometers of travel in the production of fireplaces and wood stoves at the company Scan A/S in Vissenbjerg on Funen.

Roboteco S.p.A. winner of Sho-Yo-Kai prize in Tokio

Panasonic, Japan - IFR Robot Supplier

Jul 29, 2015 — Roboteco S.p.A., the Italian distributor of Panasonic arc welding robot, won the Sho-Yo-Kai gold medal as the world best Panasonic System Integrator. Award ceremony took place in Tokyo on May 20th, 2015 during the annual "Global Excellent Partner Meeting", gathering for three days the best 15 worldwide distributors of Japanese Panasonic Welding System Company.

Poised for beauty: batch size 1

Jul 28, 2015 —

Two arms, a charming smile and natural ingredients: that is the secret of success of the Slovenian start-up “AlpStories”.

Joseph F. Engelberger, the Father of Robotics, Turns 90

Jul 27, 2015 —

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, will turn 90 years old on July 26th. Widely known as the “father of robotics,” Engelberger launched the world’s first robotics company, Unimation, in 1956.

Blog

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”

Events

AUTOMATE 2019

April 08- April 11, 2019

Held once every two years in the United States, Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, affording the best overview of the entire industry.

ISR 2019 Americas

April 08- April 11, 2019

The 51st International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2019 Americas) takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, USA. The conference is organized in conjunction with the Automate show.

Global Robot Expo

May 08- May 09, 2019

An international B2B exhibition that showcases the latest technologies in the robotics industry, with an estimated 11,000 professional visitors. It’s a place to show products, expand commercial networks, find distributors and attend to C-level conferences.

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Nina Kutzbach

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Silke Lampe

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