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Highlights

+++ IFR: OUTLOOK on IFR World Robotics Report 2019 +++ U.S.-News & World Report: Too Few Robots in the West Compared to Asia +++ IFR: Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years +++

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.

YASKAWA supports design project MOTOMAN robot creates artworks made of sand

Dec 04, 2015 —

It was a first appearance as a “New Talent” at the DMY International Design Festival Berlin 2015 not only for Israeli-born art student Jon McTaggart, but also for a MOTOMAN handling robot.

Picanol welds and glues with Valk Welding robots

Dec 04, 2015 —

Valk Welding has delivered two similar robot configurations for the automation of the welding and glueing process of Picanol, one of the world’s largest weaving machine manufacturers.

Blog

Why Japan leads industrial robot production
The Japanese robot industry – the past and the future

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

INNOPROM 2019

July 08- July 11, 2019

NNOPROM is the main industrial, trade and export platform in Russia.

CiROS 2019

July 10- July 13, 2019

China International Robot Show (CiROS)is China's first national exhibition platform covering the whole product chain of robots.

TAIROS 2019

August 21- August 24, 2019

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

ROBOTWORLD 2019

October 09- October 12, 2019

14th RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea and will be held during 9th – 12th, October.

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.

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