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Highlights

President’s Report 04/2015

Outlook 2015/2016

Franfurt, Dec 14, 2015 —

We are in the middle of one of the most exciting times in the history of Robotics and the automation industry. We continue to see explosive growth with 2015 topping 2014 by 15% and establishing a new record in Robot sales worldwide.

The UR5 robot arm manufactures components for EGR valves

Dec 09, 2015 —

The family company Attl a spol. s.r.o. Továrna na stroje (Machinery Factory) has expanded its product range into automotive segment.

Mobile robot colleagues on wheels increase productivity and worker safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group

Dec 09, 2015 —

A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee.

Delivery of the two Robo-K Demonstrators

BA Healthcare, France - IFR Robot Supplier

Dec 08, 2015 — Every day, about 10,000 people turn 65 in the USA. Neurological diseases such as stroke or Parkinson will become more common diseases, unfortunately leading to autonomy losses, hence healthcare system costs` increase. It is a serious subject to handle for our ageing societies in order to find new cheaper, faster and better ways to rehabilitate.

High-growth robot company MiR receives growth capital from a strong team of private investors

Dec 08, 2015 —

Thanks for the offer, but no thanks, was the final answer to several Chinese, European and US investors, who in 2015 became aware of the obvious potential in up-and-coming Danish robot manufacturer Mobile Industrial Robots.

Blue Ocean Robotics wins Danish pre-commercial procurement (PCP) tender

Dec 04, 2015 —

Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) results in over 3,000 deaths annually and costs for DKK 1.2 billion for the Danish healthcare system.

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”

Robots Create Jobs!

OECD research shows: companies that employ technological innovation effectively are up to 10 times more productive than those that do not. This has a positive impact on competitiveness and jobs.

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

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

November 29- December 02, 2017

The International Robot Exhibition is one of the world’s largest robot trade shows, which is held once every two years and will mark its 22nd exhibition this year.

automatica

June 19- June 22, 2018

Everything at automatica revolves around optimizing your production operation. The trade fair features innovative automation and robotics solutions with pioneering key technologies for all branches of industry. So you can manufacture higher-quality products quicker and more cost effectively.

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.

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Gudrun Litzenberger

IFR General Secretary
IFR Statistical Department

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60528 Frankfurt am Main
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Nina Kutzbach

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Silke Lampe

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