The mobile revolution

Sep 07, 2021 — How autonomous mobile robots are reshaping manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and retail

Advances in programming lower cost of adoption

Jul 05, 2021 — New tools, platforms and approaches make robot programming easier, reducing overall installation costs and changing skills requirements.

The role of robots in healthcare

Part 2

May 31, 2021 — In the second of our two-part post on robots in healthcare we look at robots for cleaning and disinfection robots, surgery and rehabilitation and also robot assistants.

Top Five Trends in the Korean Robot Market

by Minkyo Kim, CEO of Bigwave Robotics

May 17, 2021 — The Chief Executive Officer of Bigwave Robotics, Minkyo Kim, discusses trends influencing Korea’s fast-moving robotics market

The role of robots in healthcare

Part 1

Mar 29, 2021 — In the first of a two-part post, we look at the role of robots in drug development and production and hospital logistics.

Top 5 Robot Trends 2021

Smart robots for flexible production and resilient supply chains

Feb 25, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of recent developments in robotics into the limelight and is accelerating robot adoption in existing and new sectors. We look at five top trends.

Up-skilling today and tomorrow’s workforce for automation

The Challenge of the 2020s

Jan 05, 2021 — Experts in a virtual executive roundtable discussion hosted by IFR together with Messe München agree the most urgent challenge in up-skilling is ensuring effective collaboration between public and private-sector organization.

Strong growth forecast for sales of professional and domestic service robots

with boom in 2019 sales

Dec 01, 2020 — New sales of professional service robots increased in 2019 by 32% over 2018 to US$ 11.2 billion, while the sales value of service robots for personal use is up 20% to US$ 5.7 billion.


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.


June 21- June 24, 2022

trade fair for smart automation and robotics


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