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IFR Members News

FANUC founder Dr. Seiuemon Inaba passed away

Association Member

Oct 07, 2020 Dr. Seiuemon Inaba, founder and honorary chairman of FANUC, passed away on October 2, 2020, at the age of 95. He significantly contributed to the development of the robot industry not only in Japan but also in the world.

Gui-Deog Kang is the new elected President of KAR

Association Member

May 28, 2020 Gui-Deog Kang, Chief Operating Officer of Robostar, has been elected as the new President of Korea Association of Robot industry(KAR) recently.

AER Incorporates Alex Salvador as new Managing Director

Association Member

Dec 16, 2019 The Spanish Association of Robotics and Automation (AER) incorporates Alex Salvador as Managing Director, whose appointment was approved on October 22 by the AER Board of Directors. Alex Salvador replaces Marc Ollé, who leaves office after 7 years in the entity to undertake new professional challenges.

Engelberger Robotics Awards to Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset

Mar 19, 2019 The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s North American trade organization, announced the winners of the 2019 Engelberger Robotics Awards, the world’s most prestigious robotics honor.

RIA to Present Gudrun Litzenberger and Esben Østergaard with Engelberger Robotics Awards

May 23, 2018 — Ann Arbor The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announced the winners of the 2018 Engelberger Robotics Awards, the world's most prestigious robotics honor. The 2018 awards will be presented to Gudrun Litzenberger, the General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), and Esben Østergaard, CTO and Cofounder of Universal Robots.

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