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President's Report by Milton Guerry

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.

IFR Executive Roundtable: Next Generation Workforce - Upskilling for Robotics

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.

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Robots get hands and eyes like humans - OnRobot and Photoneo nominated

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.

International Symposium on Robotics on 9/10 Dec. - Register now

The 52nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) will be held as online event for the first time after the cancelation of the automatica trade fair.

Service Robots Record: Sales Worldwide Up 32%

Sales value of professional service robots increased by 32% to USD11.2 billion worldwide (2018-2019). The COVID-19 pandemic will further boost the market. High demand for robotics disinfection solutions, robotic logistics solutions in factories and warehouses or robots for home delivery are examples of this trend.


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Strong growth forecast for sales of professional and domestic service robots

New sales of professional service robots increased in 2019 by 32% over 2018 to US$ 11.2 billion, while the sales value of service robots for personal use is up 20% to US$ 5.7 billion.

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Automation strategies drive 12% increase in number of robots at work globally
Manufacturers turn to automation in order to remain competitive in an environment characterized by customer demand for individualized products, labour shortages and a rapidly expanding ...

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ISR Europe
9 to 10 Dec. 2020

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Final Presentation
9 Dec. 2020

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New Case Studies - Industrial Robots

ABB welding robots boost productivity
for cargo container producer

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Forging the Factory of the
Future for Olofsfors

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New Case Studies - Service Robots in Daily Life

Exoskeletons enable
paraplegics to walk again

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Robots help patients recover
faster from stroke

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Telepresence robots
improve patient care

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