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IFR Press Releases

World Robotics Survey: Industrial robots are conquering the world

By 2018 global sales of industrial robots will on average grow year on year by 15 percent - the numbers of units sold will double to around 400,000 units. Five major markets representing 70 percent of the total sales volume: China, Japan, USA, South Korea and Germany. So says the 2015 World Robot Statistics, issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).


Statements of CEOs on the results of World Robotics 2015

Based on the results of the World Robotics - Industrial Robots 2015, the global robotics industry is looking with confidence into the future:


World Robotics Survey: Service robots are conquering the world

By 2018 global sales of privately used service robots will increase to around 35 million units. At 25 million units, domestic robots (vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, window cleaners etc.) will be right at the top of the future shopping lists of private customers. Estimated sales value - upwards of 12 billion US dollars (2015-2018). Added to that there are around nine million entertainment- and leisure robots with an estimated volume of 7.6 billion US dollars (2015-2018).


Member Press Releases

Links Increasing Robotics Shipments to U.S. Job Growth

Shifting Trends Drive Manufacturing Sector Job Growth

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) published a white paper entitled "Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Productivity and Job Growth" in which data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a wide range of manufacturing firms document how and why increasing the use of robots is associated with increased employment.


RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

RIA' s Upcoming Fall Events Focused on Safety and Collaborative Robots

North America' s robotics trade group, Robotic Industries Association (RIA), will host two major events in Pittsburgh this coming October. The 27th National Robot Safety Conference will be held October 12-14, 2015 followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop on October 15. Both events will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR Robot Supplier

Prime example of innovation: Universal Robots among the "50 Smartest Companies in 2015"

Tesla, Amazon, Apple and Universal Robots. Every year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists the 50 most innovative companies in the world under the title "50 Smartest Companies". For the first time, Universal Robots has moved into the ranking at number 25 this year, overtaking large companies such as Phillipps and IBM or its competitor Rethink Robotics.