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Strong performance in the US, Europe and Japan drives global industrial robot sales of US$ 16.5 million in 2018

Oct 29, 2019 — Global sales of industrial robots reached a peak of US $16.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 1% over 2017. The number of robots sold increased by 6% to a record 422,000. China continues to be the leading market for industrial robots, despite declining sales in 2018. Germany and Italy led strong growth in Europe, while the United States leapfrogged Korea to become the third largest industrial robot market globally.

Five Trends in Russian Robotics

Aug 27, 2019 — Russia is not generally associated with the use or manufacture of robotics. While it’s true that the uptake of robots in the Federation is lower than in in Europe and Asia, a number of trends in both the indicate this could change over the next 5 years.

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.

Events

CRIC 2020

October 26- October 27, 2020

The China Robot Industry Conference (CRIC) 2020 - CRIA’s Annual Meeting - will be held from 26 to 27 October 2020 in Qingdao, China.

RobotWorld 2020

October 28- October 31, 2020

15th RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea and will be held during 28th – 31st, October.

Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo

November 24- November 27, 2020

23rd China DMP International Mould, Metalworking, Plastics & Packaging Exhibition, organized by Paper Communication Exhibition Services, will be held at Shenzhen World Exhibition

automatica

December 08- December 11, 2020

automatica 2020 has been postponed from June due to the Coronavirus

ISR 2020

December 09- December 10, 2020

Robotics in the dawning era of digitalization and artificial intelligence! After two years, the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics – ISR 2020 will be held again in Munich, Germany (9/10 December 2020).

Automate 2021

May 17- May 20, 2021

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

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