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Highlights

+++ IFR: WR Report 2020: Record 2.7 Million Robots Work in Factories Around the Globe +++ CNBC: Scientists make artificial skin for robots +++ IFR: Robots help to fight coronavirus worldwide +++ Bloomberg´s Noah Smith: The U.S. has forfeited leadership in robot industries +++

President’s Report by Milton Guerry

The New Normal

Dec 02, 2020 — A very unique year, in many aspects, is coming to an end. Back in January, no one would have expected nor predicted the events that unfolded.

International Symposium on Robotics on 9/10 Dec.

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Dec 01, 2020 — The International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) will be held as online event after the cancelation of the automatica trade fair. Five keynote speakers will support the program.

Next Generation Workforce - Upskilling for Robotics

IFR Executive Roundtable at automatica Talk

Nov 26, 2020 — Executives from robot suppliers, end-users and policy-making will draw a picture of the future of work in the factory and discuss what it takes to support the current and next generation workforce with the proper skills and develop a culture of lifelong learning.

Robots get hands and eyes like humans

Innovation Award Nominees

Frankfurt, Nov 25, 2020 — The finalists of the 16th Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation (IERA) showcase the latest skills robots have acquired to assist humans at work.

Blog

New IFR ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’
Providing unique overview of government focus and investment in main robot markets around the world

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

ISR 2020 - online event

December 09- December 10, 2020

Robotics in the dawning era of digitalization and artificial intelligence! the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics – ISR 2020 will be held online from December 09–10, 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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