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Highlights

+++ CNBC: Scientists make artificial skin for robots +++ IFR: Robots help to fight coronavirus worldwide +++ IFR: World Robotics Report 2019 +++ Bloomberg´s Noah Smith: The U.S. has forfeited leadership in robot industries +++

President’s Report

Robot cummunity meets at iREX

Dec 11, 2019 — These days, the global robotics community will meet at the 23rd iREX, hosted from December 18 to 21 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Robot manufacturers and robot-related companies from around the globe are going to display and demonstrate the latest advancements in robot technology.

Fully automatic module assembly with Motoman handling robots

Efficiently assembled and packaged

Dec 07, 2019 — Zimber Verpackungen has expanded its production by introducing a fully automatic, flexible robot system for component assembly. At the heart of the system are three efficient Yaskawa Motoman MH5 industrial robots. The latter can grip complex components of diverse shapes and perform the most demanding automation tasks.

India´s Robot Wonder

39% Growth Rate Says IFR`s World Robotics

Frankfurt, Oct 24, 2019 — Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 4,771 new units installed in 2018. That is an increase of 39 percent compared to the previous year (2017: 3,412 units). India now ranks eleventh worldwide in terms of annual installations.

Industrial Robots: Robot Investment Reaches Record 16.5 billion USD

IFR presents World Robotics Industrial Robots

Shanghai, Frankfurt, Sep 18, 2019 — The new World Robotics report shows an annual global sales value of 16.5 billion USD in 2018 – a new record. 422,000 units were shipped globally in 2018 - an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year. IFR forecasts shipments in 2019 will recede from the record level in 2018, but expects an average growth of 12 percent per year from 2020 to 2022.

Service Robots: Global Sales Value Reaches 12.9 billion USD

IFR presents World Robotics Service Robots

Frankfurt, Shanghai, Sep 18, 2019 — Sales value of service robots for PROFESSIONAL USE increased by 32 percent to 9.2 billion U.S. dollars. Logistic systems such as autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) represent the largest fraction in the professional service robot market (41% of all units sold). The second largest category is inspection and maintenance robots, (39% of all units sold). These two segments account for 80 percent of total market share.

President’s Report

World Robotics 2019 published

Sep 18, 2019 — We are happy to announce the final figures of World Robotics 2019 today: Both the industrial as well as the service robot markets grew considerably in 2018.

Blog

How robots help UK manufacturers face the headwinds of Brexit and COVID-19 coronavirus
by Mike Wilson, Chairman of the British Automation & Robot Association (BARA)

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

TAIROS 2020

August 19- August 22, 2020

The Taiwanese robot exhibition will be located at Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang exhibiton hall

RIA Robotics Week 2020

September 08- September 11, 2020

It’s now more important than ever to learn about the latest advances in robotics and automation!

RobotWorld 2020

October 28- October 31, 2020

15th RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea and will be held during 28th – 31st, October.

CRIC 2020

November 04- November 05, 2020

The China Robot Industry Conference (CRIC) 2020 - CRIA’s Annual Meeting - will be held from 4 to 5 November 2020 in Qingdao, China.

Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo

November 24- November 27, 2020

DMP Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo is a mega professional exhibition introduced by Shenzhen Municipal Committee, Shenzhen Government and Baoan District Government and Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center. The expo is reputed as the "No. 1 Industrial Exhibition in South China". It is an industrial brand exhibition recognized by BPA international media certification agency.

automatica

December 08- December 11, 2020

automatica 2020 has been postponed from June due to the Coronavirus

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