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IERA Award 2017 - Apply Now !
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2017
Don't miss the deadline! Applications for the IERA Award must be submitted not later than 28 February 2017. The finalists will present their applications at the ICRA Conference in Singapore.more
2016 was again a successful year for industrial and service robots and we look forward to a promising and challenging year 2017.more
31 million robots helping in households worldwide by 2019
The worldwide number of domestic household robots will rise to 31 million between 2016 and 2019. The sales value of robots cleaning floors, mowing lawns, and cleaning swimming pools will grow to about 13 billion US dollars in this period.more
Walter Zulauf elected as new Chairman of EUnited Robotics
At the EUnited Robotics members' assembly on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Walter Zulauf, Director of Technology at Güdel Group AG, was elected as the new Chairman of EUnited Robotics for the next three years. Walter Zulauf will succeed Henrik A. Schunk (CEO, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG) who held the position for the last 6 years.more
Fraunhofer IPA, Germany - IFR R&D member
ARENA2036: Creating the Automobile Production of the Future
ARENA2036 is a research campus in Stuttgart where partners from industry and research institutions investigate and demonstrate the future of automobile manufacturing. Up until now, the core of automotive manufacturing processes is the assembly line, whereas future production systems will ask for more agile and transformable manufacturing systems with reduced dependency from conveyor belts and fixed cycle times.more
RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association
North American Robotics Market Sets New Records for First Nine Months of 2016
Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2016. A total of 23,985 robots valued at $1.3 billion were ordered from North American companies in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of seven percent in units and three percent in dollars over the same period in 2015, which held the previous record.more