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Highlights

President’s Report 03/2015

Robots increase Productivity, the very Foundation of a prospering Labour Market

Frankfurt, Sep 23, 2015 —

Today, the IFR has published World Robotics 2015 and the impressive forecast of global robot installations between 2015 and 2018. By 2018, annual sales of industrial robots will reach 400,000 units.

Prime example of innovation: Universal Robots among the 50 Smartest Companies in 2015

Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR Robot Supplier

Sep 18, 2015 — Tesla, Amazon, Apple and Universal Robots. Every year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists the 50 most innovative companies in the world under the title "50 Smartest Companies". For the first time, Universal Robots has moved into the ranking at number 25 this year, overtaking large companies such as Phillipps and IBM or its competitor Rethink Robotics.

Universal Robots helps Betacom light up New Zealand

Sep 18, 2015 —

A New Zealand outdoor lighting manufacturer has invested in robotic technology to ensure it stays ahead of the competition curve.

Industry 4.0 is advancing in Netherlands

Sep 18, 2015 —

If you can automate the loading of products onto machining equipment, that must also be possible for the welding production.

Panasonic and A1 Towing Ltd: Flexible requirements meet automated processes!

Sep 18, 2015 —

A1 Towing Ltd , a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket Towbar systems recently invested in a Panasonic TAWERS robot welding system

Intelligent and safe automation of assembly processes

Fraunhofer IPA, Germany - IFR R&D Institute

Sep 17, 2015 — Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a new assembly automation process that makes industrial robots significantly easier and faster to program, as well as a collaborative and safe assembly workstation for riveting applications.

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

CIROS 2017

July 05- July 08, 2017

This edition of Shanghai International Robot Show showcases the world’s most advanced robot technology and top achievements to promote China’s industrial robot manufacturers to develop both domestic and international markets.

ISR 2017 Asia

July 06- July 07, 2017

The 49th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2017Asia) takes place for the first time in China at Shanghai, National Exhibition and Convention Center. The conference is organized in conjunction with the CIROS show.

INNOPROM 2017

July 10- July 13, 2017

INNOPROM is a trade fair rooted in the priorities driving world industry and technology at present - and on the priorities that underpin Russia’s program of industrial and manufacturing development.

ROBOTWORLD

September 13- September 16, 2017

ROBOTWORLD is one of the three major international professional robotic exhibitions, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all-in-one. This is especially driven by the Korean government since 2006 to boost industry which had been at its fledgling stage of development.

iREX

November 29- December 02, 2017

Robot technology has greatly contributed to the development of manufacturing in Japan, expanding its scope of application from production sites to our daily lives while continuing the challenge to address various issues, such as the declining birthrate and aging population, decrepit infrastructure and disaster response.

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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