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President's Report by Milton Guerry

It has now been a full year of facing the coronavirus pandemic and although we see some faint light at the end of the tunnel, we are still far from the “old” normal.


IFR News

How Collaborative Automation is Driving Productivity - Panel @ Automate Forward

Fast Forward to Automation - that is the motto of Automate Forward, the trade show and conference held virtually for the first time, as the in-person Automate show had to be postponed to 2022.

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ISR Europe 2021 in Ekaterinburg - Speakers wanted

53th International Symposium on Robotics will be held for the first time in Russia in parallel with the main Russia’s industrial trade show – INNOPROM. Main topics and program have been published.

Call for Participation in IFR Service Robot Statistics - Support World Robotics!

IFR Statistical Department is still accepting contributions to the service robot statistics 2020. This survey will be the data source for global service robotics market statistics published in chapter two of World Robotics Service Robots 2021.

US Robot Density in Car Industry Ranks 7th Worldwide

The robot density in the US automotive industry hit a new record of 1,287 installed units per 10,000 employees. The US ranks seventh worldwide. The density is similar to Germany (1,311 units) and Japan (1,248 units). China is in twelfth place with 938 units.

Top 5 Robot Trends 2021 - Robots learn new tricks, help to reduce carbon footprint

Annual installations of industrial robots more than tripled within ten years (2010-2019) reaching 381 thousand units in factories around the world. The IFR shows top 5 trends shaping industries around the globe.
Robot Race: The World´s Top 10 automated countries

The average robot density in the manufacturing industry hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees. By regions, Western Europe (225 units) and the Nordic European countries

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TOP 5 Robot Trends 2021
Smart robots for flexible production

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of recent developments in robotics into the limelight and is accelerating robot adoption in existing and new sectors. We look ...

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Up-skilling today and tomorrow’s
workforce for automation

Experts in a virtual executive roundtable discussion hosted by IFR together with Messe München agree the most urgent challenge in up-skilling is ensuring effective collaboration between public ...

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New Case Studies - Industrial Robots

Hundreds more respiratory protection masks every day thanks to ABB robot

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Hitachi Powdered Metals embraces robotic automation, boosting production 400%

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New Case Studies - Service Robots in Daily Life

Cleaning robots reduce infections
in hospitals and public spaces

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