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Highlights

+++ IFR: New World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR +++ Bloomberg´s Noah Smith: The U.S. has forfeited leadership in robot industries +++ THE NEW YORK TIMES: Taking the Future of Manufacturing Into High Schools +++ BBC World Service: Russia and robots: Steel junk or a brave new world? +++

Summary - OUTLOOK on World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR

Steven Wyatt, IFR Vice President, presented preview by regions, markets and key challenges

Chicago, Apr 10, 2019 — The preliminary statistics of the World Robotics Report shows that a new record high of 384,000 units were shipped globally in 2018 – an increase of one percent compared to the previous year. This means that the annual sales volume of industrial robots increased for the sixth time in a row (2013-2018) – but only just.

US robot density now more than double that of China

US Industrial robot installations rise +14% - US Robot Market: 2.1 billion US$

Frankfurt, Chicago, Apr 03, 2019 — Robot sales in the United States hit a new peak of almost 38,000 units, setting a record for the eighth year in a row (2010-2018). Today, robot density in the US manufacturing industry is now more than double that of China and ranks seventh worldwide.

President’s Report

Automate show in Chicago with IFR CEO Round Table discussion

Mar 25, 2019 — The Automate show will take place from 8th to 11th April 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The IFR will present the first results on the global robot sales at the IFR CEO Round Table on 8th April.

Engelberger Robotics Awards to Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset

RIA will present Awards at Automate 2019

Mar 19, 2019 — The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s North American trade organization, announced the winners of the 2019 Engelberger Robotics Awards, the world’s most prestigious robotics honor.

Automation without fear of contact

Sequential Collaboration

Feb 05, 2019 — Swiss household device manufacturer V-Zug, was looking for a safe, innovative and cost-efficient automated solution to help its human operatives assemble and test control panels. It found it in the FANUC CR-7iA/L collaborative robot.

India´s robot sales surged by 30 percent

New record

Frankfurt, Jan 22, 2019 — Sales of industrial robots in India reached the new record of 3,412 new units installed in 2017. That is an increase of 30 percent compared to the previous year (2016: 2,627 units). Between 2012 and 2017 India saw a compound annual sales growth rate (CAGR) of 18 percent.

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

iREX 2019

December 18- December 21, 2019

The iREX was first held in 1974, and it has since been held once every two years, marking its 23rd exhibition this year.

automatica

June 16- June 19, 2020

automatica is the world's leading marketplace for automated, intelligent production.

ISR 2020

June 17- June 18, 2020

Robotics in the dawning era of digitalization and artificial intelligence! After two years, the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics – ISR 2020 will be held again in Munich, Germany (17–18 June 2020).

INNOPROM 2020

July 06- July 09, 2020

INNOPROM is an International Industrial Fair held in Ekaterinburg annually since 2010.

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