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President's Report

The world is currently facing an unprecedented situation: the novel coronavirus pandemic is spreading around the globe and is heavily affecting the global economy and our societies. No one can predict how long this situation will last nor the consequences that follow.

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Robots help to fight corona virus worldwide

Robots play an important role in fighting the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 around the globe. Disinfection robot UVD for example has been in high demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese hospitals have ordered more than 2,000 UVD robots by Danish manufacturer Blue Ocean Robotics. They started to destroy viruses in Wuhan, where the global pandemic began.

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Postponed IFR Events – Executive Round Table, IERA Award, ISR

The IFR Executive Round Table, the IERA Award presentation and the International Symposium on Robotics ISR are postponed to December 2020. All events are co-located at the automatica trade fair in Munich. The organizers of the event just announced a postponement related to the coronavirus.

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International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry as new President

The Executive Board of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) elected Milton Guerry of SCHUNK USA as new President. Klaus Koenig of KUKA Robotics has been appointed as IFR´s new Vice President.

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Top Trends Robotics 2020

Top Trends From 2020 to 2022 almost 2 million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. New technology trends and market developments enable companies to react to changing requirements. The International Federation of Robotics shows top trends to innovate.

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FACTS about ROBOTS – Europe

The World Robotics report shows that Europe is the region with the highest robot density globally, with an average value of 114 units per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry. For more facts about robots watch IFR´s video news about Europe in one minute.

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FACTS about ROBOTS – Global

The new World Robotics report shows that more than 2.4 million industrial robots are operating in factories around the world. Global sales value hit a new record of 16.5 billion USD. For more facts about robots watch IFR´s video news in one minute.

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Our latest Blogs

Robots on the front line of
keeping people safe
from the coronavirus


Robots are playing an important role in combatting the coronavirus.
We look at some of the ways in which robots are keeping people
safe, fed, and able to access the care they need through the pandemic.

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Melonee Wise, Chair of the
IFR Service Robot Group,
on trends in Service Robotics


The IFR Secretariat spoke with Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics
and Chair of the IFR Service Robot Group, about future trends in
service robotics.

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Postponed events:

New date: 9/10 December 2020

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New date: 8 to 11 December 2020
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New Case Studies - How Robots are Transforming Manufacturing

Smart automated solutions for
the
cosmetics industry



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Robots are us - A High
Degree of Automation



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An Interconnected Arc Welding Robot
Solution fit for Industry 4.0



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ABB Ability™ Connected Services
helps keep KOKI in high gear



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The autonomous way to
Industry 4.0



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Automated calibration process at
Perschmann Calibration



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New IFR Members


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