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President's Report

The IFR Committees recently gathered in a series of virtual meetings. These conversations replaced our regularly scheduled meetings during the automatica tradeshow, which would have been last week.

Pre-Sale for World Robotics 2020 started

World Robotics 2020 will be published in September 2020. Orders will already be accepted. With your pre-order you will get immediate access to World Robotics 2019 and in September for the World Robotics 2020 edition.

Bill, Ogawa and Yamaguchi elected as new IFR Executive Board members

The IFR General Assembly elected Marina Bill (ABB), Kenji Yamaguchi (FANUC) and Masahiro Ogawa (Yaskawa) as new members for the IFR Executive Board.

How Nations Invest in Robotics Research - Download available

The Corona crisis highlights the important contribution that robots make to industry and to society. Research funding programs are vital to enable and further support these developments. IFR summarized national funding programs in the new "World Robotics R&D Programs".

Post-COVID-19 Economy: “Robots Create Jobs” - MIT´s news office conclusions on Acemoglu’s research wrong

Companies around the world are increasing their use of industrial robots: Within five years, the global operational stock rose by about 65% to 2.4 million units (2013-2018). For the same period of time, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a positive impact on the job market: Employment in the automotive industry  increased by 22%. 


Member News

T-Skin from Touché Solutions - first safety tactile system certified by EU’s CE ISO 13856-3 standard

In the post-pandemic era, in response to the concerns on workforce and productivity, the global manufacturers will need to actively set out a forward-looking strategy to expands the scope for the use of safe collaborative robots.

Gui-Deog Kang is the new elected President of KAR

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


Our latest Blogs

Faster robot communication
through the OPC Robotics
Companion Specification

A new communications technology model developed by OPC Foundation members together with VDMA and Europe paves the way for seamless communication between robots and other automation equipment.

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How robots help UK manufacturers face the headwinds of Brexit and COVID-19 coronavirus

Mike Wilson (BARA): "UK manufacturing faces multiple headwinds. A long-term stagnation in productivity growth has been compounded by Brexit. The coronavirus brings new investment uncertainty and strain on labour productivity."

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robot exhibition
19 to 22 Aug. 2020

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Virtual conference
and exhibition
8 to 11 Sep. 2020

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robot exhibition
28 to 31 Oct. 2020

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New Case Studies - How Robots are Transforming Manufacturing

Perfect Vision - KUKA at the Glasses Manufacturer Silhouette

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Virtual Solutions for Complex Agricultural Equipment

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Industry 4.0 with KUKA Toledo Production Operations

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New Case Studies - Corona & Robots

On the path to Hospital 4.0 -  3,000 blood samples sort per day

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Autonomous Mobile Robot for Transport & Delivery of Material

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With 3D Printing Against the Coronavirus

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