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IFR Press Releases

President's Report

Robots increase Productivity, the very Foundation of a prospering Labour Market

The increasing use of robots has motivated a number of researchers to analyse the impact of automation on jobs and the economy: like many things, the forecasts and views are often different. In this perspective I like to cite some views and studies supporting the positive effects of the introduction of Robots and Automation.


2015 IERA Award Joint Winners Announced in Seattle

Kinova and Q-Bot convinced

The 2015 Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA) award was shared by Fran├žois Boucher of Kinova Inc., Canada and Tom Lipinski of Q-Bot Limited, United Kingdom.


Joint CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table at CIROS Show in Shanghai on 7th July

Topic: "Innovation on Robot Applications"

The CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table is organized in co-operation with the Chinese Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) who is sponsoring the event.  Topic of discussion will be: "Innovation on Robot Applications"


Member Press Releases

Schunk, USA - IFR Robot Supplier

Schunk featured in Robot Revolution Exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

They're here ... to help and improve our lives. On May 21, 2015, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) premiered a new national touring exhibit, Robot Revolution, supported by, which includes SCHUNK.


VDMA, Germany - IFR Industry Association

Robots secure competitiveness and jobs

German robotics and automation sector on global growth course after record year - In the past years, robots have considerably contributed to economic growth and prosperity worldwide.


RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Market Continues Breaking Records with Strongest Opening Quarter Ever

Continuing on the path of industrial robot orders and shipment records set in 2014, a new record for robots ordered and shipped in the first quarter has now been established in 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.