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IFR Press Releases

World record:

248,000 industrial robots revolutionising the global economy

The worldwide sales of industrial robots achieved a new record number of 248,000 units in 2015. This represents a rise of 12 percent compared to the previous year.


47th International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2016

High-level Keynotes

The 47th International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2016 will start at the AUTOMATICA in Munich on 21 June 2016. High level keynotes are promising an interesting event. 


IERA Award 2016 Final

ABB, OpiFlex and Universal Robots nominated

Three applicants have been nominated for the IERA Award 2016. On 21 June 2016, the finalists of the IFR/IEEE Invention & Entrepreneurship Award will present their applications in a special session at the International Symposium on Robotics ISR in Munich, Germany.


Member Press Releases

RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

RIA to Present 2016 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Dr. Chia Day and Dean Elkins

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announces the industry's highest honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award recipients for 2016. The awards will be presented to Dr. Chia Day and Dean Elkins at a special ceremony on Tuesday, June 21st in Munich, Germany. The ceremony is held in conjunction with the joint 47th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2016) and AUTOMATICA.


MHI, Germany - IFR R&D Institute Member


The Academic Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics, Germany (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Montage, Handhabung und Industrierobotik (MHI) e.V.) presents at AUTOMATICA 2016 in Munich. Where are current and new applications for robots? How do humans and robots work together in production systems and factories of the future?


RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Market Records Strongest Opening Quarter Ever

The North American robotics market has set new records to begin 2016, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 7,406 robots valued at approximately $402 million were ordered from North American companies during the first quarter of 2016. The number of units ordered in the first three months of 2016 is a new record among opening quarters, growing seven percent over the same period in 2015.