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Mobile X-Ray Machine Wins the Tenth Anniversary IEEE/IFR IERA Award

Medical Application Convinced

The 10th annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Dr. Guy Caverot, BA SYSTEMES for a mobile base designed to receive an X-ray machine. The session was held at the conference of the China International Robot Show (CIROS) in Shanghai, China.

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New IFR Robot Supplier Member

ESTUN Robotics Co. Ltd. joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Robot Supplier member ESTUN Robotics Co. Ltd., who just joined the International Federation of Robotics. The company was founded in 2011 in Nanjing, China, with goals to develop advanced industrial robots and promote national robotics industry.

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President's Report

Endless opportunities to use robots

Human-machine-collaboration, more ease of use and assembly will provide a huge potential for robot installations in the coming years.  This became apparent in the discussion of the robot users Dr. Chia Day, Foxconn, and Dr. Stefan-Markus Baginski, BMW, among five CEO robot suppliers at the AUTOMATICA in Munich on 4 June 2014. 

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IERA Award final on 8th July 2014

Three finalists nominated

Three Finalists have been nominated by the IERA Award Committee to present their story of the genesis of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation at a special session at the conference of China International Robot Show (CIROS) on 8 July 2014 in Shanghai.

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Robots Spark Job Growth in Electronics Industry

New data dispel the myth that automation negatively impacts jobs. Robots are credited for sustaining job growth in the flourishing electronics industry despite the Great Recession. According to a report by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), from 2008 to 2011 robotics created up to 80,000 jobs in the electronics sector.

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Joint CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table at CIROS Show in Shanghai on 8th July

Topic: "International Visions on the Robot Market of China"

The CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table is organized in co-operation with the Chinese Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) who is sponsoring the event.  Topic of discussion will be: "International Visions on the Robot Market of China"

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Endless opportunities to use robots

Human-machine-collaboration, more ease of use and assembly will provide a huge potential for robot installations in the coming years

This became apparent in the discussion of the robot users Dr. Chia Day, Foxconn, and Dr. Stefan-Markus Baginski, BMW, among five robot suppliers at the AUTOMATICA in Munich on 4 June 2014. The International Federation of Robotics had invited the press to this round table with the topic "Easy to use robots - challenge and chance to capture new applications and customers".

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Global robotics industry: Record beats Record!

2013: 179,000 industrial robots sold - 2014: Continued increase expected

"In 2013, about 179,000 industrial robots were sold worldwide, again an all-time high and 12 percent more than in 2012," announced Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President on Wednesday, 04 June at the AUTOMATICA in Munich the preliminary results of the IFR world robot statistics. "Incoming orders in the first four months of 2014 increased remarkably and requests from all customer industries are on the rise. Therefore, we expect that in 2014 growth of unit sales will continue with the same pace like in 2013," stated Baroncelli.

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6th IFR CEO Round Table on Easy to use Robots

Two Users and one Chinese Robot Supplier will participate

Dr. Day from Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry Co. (Foxconn) as a robot user in the electronics industry and Dr. Stefan-Markus Baginski from BMW as a robot user in the automotive industry will discuss among robot suppliers on "Easy to use robots - challenge and chance to capture new applications and customers".

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New IFR Industry Association Member

China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Industry Association member China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA), who just joined the International Federation of Robotics. In 2013, the alliance was initiated by the China Machinery Industry Federation (CMIF) as a non-profit organization that will focus on robot research and development, production and utilization.

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