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+++ IFR: “Service Robots” Hit Double Digit Growth Worldwide - #WorldRobotics +++ IFR: IFR presents World Robotics 2021 reports - #WorldRobotics +++ IFR: Mobile Robots Revolutionize Industry +++ IFR: Top Five Robot Trends 2021 +++

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World Robotics 2021 – Service Robots report released

“Service Robots” Hit Double Digit Growth Worldwide - #WorldRobotics

Frankfurt, Nov 04, 2021 — The market for professional service robots reached a turnover of 6.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide (sample method) – up 12% in 2020. At the same time, turnover of new consumer service robots grew 16% to 4.4 billion U.S. dollars. This is according to World Robotics 2021 – Service Robots report, presented by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

IFR presents World Robotics 2021 reports

"Robot Sales Rise Again" - #WorldRobotics

Frankfurt, Oct 28, 2021 — The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 3 million industrial robots operating in factories around the world – an increase of 10%. Sales of new robots grew slightly at 0.5% despite the global pandemic, with 384,000 units shipped globally in 2020. This trend was dominated by the positive market developments in China, compensating the contractions of other markets. This is the third most successful year in history for the robotics industry, following 2018 and 2017.

Humans And Robots Go To School Together

How robots help to qualify for the workplace of the future

Sep 29, 2021 — A push to automate is changing the way humans and machines work together. The number of industrial robots installed in factories reached about 3 million units worldwide in 2020 – more than doubling in ten years. The IFR has researched how robotics training shapes current and future workforce education, enhancing skills development for employees.

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High Payload Transportation

© Stäubli

AGV with a high payload moves automatically 20 tons at once.

Internal Logistics with forklift

© Stäubli

The ultra-compact forklift AGV transports pallets and increases productivity at an automotive OEM.

Logistics

© Mech-Mind

The robot picks and places boxes on palettes.

Material Handling

© ABB

BlueBotics mini™ mobile robots in operation at ABB’s semiconductor manufacturing plant in Lenzburg, Switzerland.

Picking Cosmetics

© FANUC

FANUC robot picking in cosmetics industry by using vision systems.

Picking Cosmetics

© FANUC

FANUC robot picking in cosmetics industry by using vision systems.

Material Handling

© FANUC

Two FANUC LR Mate 200iD-7L robots handle parts between them.

Testing

© FANUC

A FANUC CR-7iA/L collaborative robot supports assembly staff with the testing of control panels.

Handling Ceramic

© FANUC

Handling of ceramic tableware by FANUC robots

Hospital Disinfection

© OMRON

UV Disinfection Robot moves around in a hospital

Assembly and Testing

© Staubli

Assembly and test of smartphones with a SCARA and a 6 axis robot from Stäubli.

Assembly

© Staubli

Assembly application of E-mountainbikes Cube with a TX2-140 robot from Stäubli.

Monitoring

© Staubli

Monitoring of the production with a Stäubli TS2-100 robot.

Programming

© Staubli

Programming of a Stäubli TS2-100 SCARA robot.

Internal Logistics

© Mobile Industrial Robots A/S

Autonomous mobile robots transport pallets from the depot to the warehouse, manned hightrucks take over.

Hygiene Logistics

© Mobile Industrial Robots A/S

KEN Hygiene has developed a fully automated sterile center using autonomous mobile robot that works as the logistical link.

Warehouse Logistics

© Mobile Industrial Robots A/S

Automous mobile robot transports finished products from assembly lines to the warehouse - optimization of internal logistics

Cobot Palletizing

© YASKAWA

Safe palletizing with Yaskawa collaborative robot

Deburring and Chamfering

© YASKAWA

Robot deburring cell with the Yaskawa handling robot deburring and chamfering all types of gearing components.

Car Measurement

© YASKAWA

Turn-key complete cell MANTIS with Yaskawa handling robot enables measurement of a car side door in a matter of minutes.

Collaborative Robot Programming

© Photoneo

Programming and working with a collaborative robot.

Robot Vision

© Photoneo

Adjustments on an industrial robot and the vision system

Robot getting Eyes

© Photoneo

Mechanic setting up the vision system on an industrial robot.

Aluminum Welding

© OTC Daihen

Robot twin system of two robots and a positioner - fully automated aluminum welding with high-speed welding process AC/MIG.

Aluminum Work

© HSD

The HSD electrospindles are used for robotic milling applications on aluminum frames.

Marble Work

© HSD

HSD electrospindles working even on rigid surfaces like marble.

Milling Application

© HSD

The HSD electrospindles are used for robotic milling applications

Total Freedom of Movement - 7 Axis

© Duerr

The robot with a seven axis reaches every spot in the car body. This can eliminate the need for a linear displacement rail.

Overspray-free Paint Application

© Duerr

EcoPaintJet is an innovative system for automated, highly defined paint application without any overspray.

Sealing Application

© Duerr

Robot EcoRS 30L16S with shortened arm 1 is particularly suitable for sealing applications inside car bodies.

Logistics

© OMRON

Automous mobile robots safely and efficiently transport different payloads in manufacturing and warehouse logistics operations.

Cobot Application

© OMRON

Collaborative robots can work side-by-side with humans in many applications, e.g. closing CNC machine.

Scara Production Line

© OMRON

Seamless integration of robots and machine control allows flexible manufacturing of fixed industrial robots

Assembly

© YASKAWA

YASKAWA robots assemble robots for automation of the factory

Digital Supply Chain

© KUKA

The body-in-white plant KUKA Toledo Production Operations set new milestone in terms of digital supply chain and Industrie 4.0.

Soft Hand Gripper

© qbrobotics srl

SoftHand grasping a trolley handle with ability changing the angle of the wrist

Food Packaging

© OnRobot

Heavy and monotone tasks can be taken from the employees with a collaborative robot and special gripper.

Laboratory

© OnRobot

The OnRobot RG6 gripper is changing tests quickly by simply clipping and unclipping at L'Oréal.

Primary Packaging

© OnRobot

Two sets of dual gripper stack plastic molded containers, making them ready for packaging.

Smart Production

© KUKA

Smart Production in a factory

Cobot mounted on AMR

© NEURA Robotics GmbH

LARA (Lightweight Agile robotic assistant) mounted on MAV (Multi-Sensing Autonomous vehicle) palletizing products

Wire Cutting

© FANUC

A FANUC Robot LR Mate 200iD is loading a WireCut EDM machine

Collaborative Robot

© ABB

YUMI is ABB's collaborative robot on the market

Electronics industry

© ABB

Robots at assembly line in the electronics industry

Automotive welding

© ABB

Robots welding car chassis in the automotive industry

Automotive welding

© ABB

Robots welding parts in the automotive industry

UR5 - A highly flexible robot arm

© Universal Robots

UR5 robots (payload 5kg) carry out machine tending on CNC machines

UR3 - ultra-flexible table-top robot

© Universal Robots

UR3 robots (payload 3kg) to screw drive the caps on consumer goods at MARKA.

Cheese Handling

© Staubli

Cutting and Handling of Cheese

Automotive

© Staubli

Automotives - Automation

Programming

© YASKAWA

Using the teach pendant for programming, or touch up of previously made offline programs.

Printing

© CoolGraphics/Yaskawa

MOTOMAN dual arm robot in a co‐worker robot cell separates, airs and moves stacks of printed paper sheets.

Labrobot

© YASKAWA

The MOTOMAN dual arm robot in a biomedical cell where it performs all the necessary tasks in a laboratory environment.

Cleanfix

© BlueBotics 2017

Cleanfix - RA 660 - ANT driven cleaning a floor

ANT driven AGV

© BlueBotics 2017

AGV Scandinavia - ANT driven forklift

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