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Highlights

A gentleman made of modular components

Mar 24, 2015 —

Friendly and likeable. Invisible when not needed.

Global Survey:

Industrial Robots break worldwide sales record - plus 27 percent

Chicago, Mar 23, 2015 — “Global demand for industrial robots in 2014 reached more than 200,000 units for the first time,” said Arturo Baroncelli, President of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in Chicago.

Robots and People Working Together

CEOs discussed challenges in Chicago

Chicago, Mar 23, 2015 —

“Robots and People Working Together” - This was the topic of the 8th IFR CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago. The man-machine partnership will assume a key role in advancing intelligent production visions.

Autonomous Meal-Transport Robot For Health Care Facilities

Yujin Robot, South Korea - IFR Robot Supplier

Mar 18, 2015 — Private and public elderly and health care facilities worldwide already face labour shortages and skyrocketing costs; and fiscally constrained governments must provide high-quality care for their seniors while keeping the costs down. Kyung Chul Shin, CEO of Yujin Robot, has been appointed as chairman of KOSDAQ (Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) Listed Companies Association on February 11, 2015.

Dürr robots receive new certificate for the Korean market

Dürr, Germany - IFR Robot Supplier

Mar 18, 2015 — After receiving the new safety certificate from the Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) our robots may now be sold on the Korean market. It is the ATEX in Europe, the FM in America and the TIIS in Japan. Korea now follows with its Korean Certification Mark (KC).

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.

Blog

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”

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

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.

European Robotics Week 2018

November 16- November 25, 2018

Since 2011, the European Robotics Association "euRobotics" has successfully called on all European companies, institutes and institutions to bring robotics to the general public. Last year, more than 1,000 events took place in 36 countries!

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.

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Silke Lampe

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