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IFR Press Releases

Press conference on 30 September 2015 at the Frankfurter Presse Club

World Robotics Survey: How Industrial and Service Robots are conquering the World

In the age of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" industrial and service robots are repeatedly breaking new sales records. According to the latest forecasts, global sales of robots will enjoy double-digit growth to 2018 - to date around 230,000 units have already been sold.


New IFR Robot Supplier Member

Mobile Industrial Robots Aps joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Robot Supplier member Mobile Industrial Robots Aps (MIR), who just joined the International Federation of Robotics. The vision of MIR is the automation of internal transport.


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.


Member Press Releases

RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records in First Half of 2015

The North American robotics market is off to its fastest start ever in 2015, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A record 14,232 robots, valued at $840 million were ordered from North American robotics companies in the first half of 2015, an increase of one percent in units and seven percent in revenue over the same period in 2014, which held the previous record.


Panasonic, Japan - IFR Robot Supplier

Roboteco S.p.A. winner of Sho-Yo-Kai prize in Tokio

Roboteco S.p.A., the Italian distributor of Panasonic arc welding robot, won the Sho-Yo-Kai gold medal as the world best Panasonic System Integrator. Award ceremony took place in Tokyo on May 20th, 2015 during the annual "Global Excellent Partner Meeting", gathering for three days the best 15 worldwide distributors of Japanese Panasonic Welding System Company.


RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

Joseph F. Engelberger, the "Father of Robotics," Turns 90

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, will turn 90 years old on July 26th. Widely known as the "father of robotics," Engelberger launched the world's first robotics company, Unimation, in 1956.