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IFR Press Releases

President's Report

Outlook 2015/2016

We are in the middle of one of the most exciting times in the history of Robotics and the automation industry.  We continue to see explosive growth with 2015 topping 2014 by 15% and establishing a new record in Robot sales worldwide.


IFR has elected Joe Gemma as new President

The Executive Board of the IFR has elected Joseph Gemma (KUKA Robotics Corporation US) as its new President. Mr. Gemma succeeds Arturo Baroncelli (Comau Robotics, Italy), who is leaving the rotating post as head of the global federation of robot manufacturers, having served his two-year term. 


IERA Award 2016 - Apply Now !

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016

Don't miss the deadline! Applications for the IERA Award must be submitted not later than 15 March 2016. On 21 June 2016, the finalists of the IFR/IEEE Invention & Entrepreneurship Award will present their applications at the International Symposium on Robotics ISR in Munich, Germany.


Member Press Releases

Father of Robotics Joseph F. Engelberger Dies at Age 90

Announcement by Robotic Industries Association

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, died peacefully at his home, December 1, 2015, in Newtown, Connecticut.


BA Healthcare, France - IFR Robot Supplier

Delivery of the two Robo-K Demonstrators

Every day, about 10,000 people turn 65 in the USA. Neurological diseases such as stroke or Parkinson will become more common diseases, unfortunately leading to autonomy losses, hence healthcare system costs` increase. It is a serious subject to handle for our ageing societies in order to find new cheaper, faster and better ways to rehabilitate.


Fraunhofer IPA, Germany - R & D Institute

Motion simulation in a new dimension

Under the lead of the Tübingen-based Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI), Fraunhofer IPA has co-developed a new cable-driven parallel robot that is the first one capable of transporting humans while at the same time setting new standards in terms of workspace, acceleration and payload for a motion simulator. The scientists have thus succeeded in decisively advancing a technology previously used for automation solutions in the field of intralogistics.