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News

President’s Report by Milton Guerry

Pandemic has accelerated Automation Adoption

Mar 17, 2021 — It has now been a full year of facing the coronavirus pandemic and although we see some faint light at the end of the tunnel, we are still far from the “old” normal.

US Robot Density in Car Industry Ranks 7th Worldwide

Demand in General Industries rising above Average

Frankfurt, Mar 16, 2021 — The robot density in the US automotive industry hit a new record of 1,287 installed units per 10,000 employees. The United States ranks seventh worldwide. The density is similar to Germany (1,311 units) and Japan (1,248 units). China is in twelfth place with 938 units.

How Collaborative Automation is Driving Productivity

IFR co-sponsored Executive Roundtable during Automate Forward

Mar 15, 2021 — Fast Forward to Automation - that is the motto of Automate Forward, the trade show and conference held virtually for the first time, as the in-person Automate show had to be postponed to 2022.

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

RobotWorld 2021

October 27- October 30, 2021

RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea

Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo

November 23- November 26, 2021

23rd China DMP International Mould, Metalworking, Plastics & Packaging Exhibition

iREX 2022

March 09- March 12, 2022

International Robot Exhibition

Automate postponed to 2022

June 06- June 09, 2022

Discover the latest in robotics, machine vision, AI, motion control, and related technologies.

automatica

June 21- June 24, 2022

trade fair for smart automation and robotics

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