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President's Report

These days, the global robotics community will meet at the 23rd iREX, hosted from December 18 to 21 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Robot manufacturers and robot-related companies from around the globe are going to display and demonstrate the latest advancements in robot technology.

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Korea hits new record of 300,000 industrial robots in operation

The World Robotics report shows a new record stock of about 300,000 operational industrial robots in the Republic of Korea in 2018 (+10%). Within five years, the country has doubled its number of industrial robots.

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India┬┤s Robot Wonder - 39% Growth Rate

Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 4,771 new units installed in 2018. That is an increase of 39 percent compared to the previous year (2017: 3,412 units). India now ranks eleventh worldwide in terms of annual installations.

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International Symposium on Robotics 2020 - Call for Papers deadline 13 January 2020

The 52nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2020) will be held on June 17th and 18th, 2020 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany. Interested authors are invited to submit their abstract.

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IERA Award 2020 - Applications wanted

IFR and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) are looking for applicants for the next IERA Award presentation. In 2020 the event will be hosted at the International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) in Munich, Germany.

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iREX International Robot Exhibiton
in Tokyo, Japan


The International Robot Exhibition, one of the largest
robot trade show in the world, will be held this year
from 18 to 21 December at Tokyo Big Sight. 

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Our latest Blogs:

Preparing the workforce
for automation


Training programmes and other incentives are vital to enable the workforce to successfully adjust to the impact of automation.


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Market for Professional and Domestic Service Robots Booms in 2018


The market value for professional service robots increased by 32% to US$ 9.2 billion in 2018 (over 2017), driven by a 60% increase in unit sales of logistics systems..

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Strong performance in the US, Europe and Japan drives global industrial robot sales


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.

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New Case Studies:

Fully automatic module assembly with Motoman handling robots


Zimber Verpackungen has expanded its production
by introducing a fully automatic, flexible robot system
for component assembly. At the heart of the system
are three efficient Yaskawa Motoman MH5 industrial robots. The latter can grip complex components of diverse shapes and perform the most demanding automation tasks.

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An Interconnected Arc Welding Robot Solution fit for Industry 4.0


Roboteco SpA recently developed a robotic welding
cell for its customer Steel-Tech aimed at improving production and inserting into the production process
a new machine that is totally interconnected with all stages of the manufacturing process.


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