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Latest Blog Posts

Managing mass customisation with software-defined manufacturing

Jul 24, 2019 — Manufacturers are increasingly turning to software-defined manufacturing (SDM) – a technology model in which manufacturing software and hardware are decoupled - to substantially optimise product design and production.

Who Will Win the Global Race on AI and Robotics?

Jun 17, 2019 — Experts at the IFR CEO Roundtable held in Chicago on April 8 debated the question of who will win the race on artificial intelligence and robotics.

Strong growth in robot adoption in the US and Europe drives 2018 sales of industrial robots

May 13, 2019 — Growth in robot sales in the US 2018 outstripped IFR predictions and, combined with continued growth in Europe, drove record annual industrial robot sales of 384,000.

Why robot sales in China will survive slowdown in car production

Apr 04, 2019 — Slowing production and sales of cars in China have led to speculation over knock-on effects on China’s booming robot industry. Strong growth in robot adoption in other manufacturing sectors will compensate, says the Chinese Robot Industry Alliance(CRIA).

New U.S. Standard Sets the Bar for Industrial Mobile Robot Safety

Feb 13, 2019 — R15.08, a new U.S. standard for industrial mobile robot safety due in 2019, addresses new capabilities of industrial robots and mobile platforms.

IFR publishes collaborative industrial robot definition and estimates supply

Jan 24, 2019 — Following extensive consultation with members, the International Federation of Robotics has published a definition of a collaborative industrial robot that will used as the basis for gathering and publishing statistics on this emerging category.

Why Japan leads industrial robot production

The Japanese robot industry – the past and the future

Dec 17, 2018 — According to World Robotics - Industrial Robot Report 2018, recently published by the IFR, Japan is the world’s leading supplier of industrial robots. Japanese industrial robot manufacturers delivered just over half (almost 55%) of industrial robots supplied in 2017 – 39% more than in 2016.

Logistics drives 39% increase in professional service robot sales

Nov 22, 2018 — Sales in robot systems for logistics more than doubled to 69,000 in 2017 compared with 26,300 in 2016, accounting for US $2.4 billion in sales – an increase of 138% over 2016. Logistics systems accounted for 63% of the number of units sold and 36% of the total sales value of professional service robots in 2017.

Events

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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