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Highlights

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.

Accelerating demand for industrial robots will continue

2014: increase by at least 15% - 2015-2017: increase of 12% on average per year

Sep 23, 2014 —

“More than 200,000 industrial robots will be installed in 2014 worldwide, 15% more than in 2013” announced Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study “World Robotics 2014 - Industrial Robots”.

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

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.

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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Gudrun Litzenberger

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Nina Kutzbach

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Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

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Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
Fax: +49 69-6603-2697
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