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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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President's Report

2013 set new Record in Sales

Excellent news for the Robotics Industry: Year 2013 has seen another all-time record in robot sales, reaching 168,000 units. The main driver of the new record is the impressive demand in the Asian market, which confirms the growth achieved during recent years as well as the expected projections.

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IFR at INNOPROM's Conference in Moscow

Exhibition will take place in July 9-12, 2014

As part of the preparation for the fifth anniversary industrial trade fair INNOPROM the international conference "New industrial environment: New industries, New vectors of development" was held at the Baltchug Kempinski Hotel in Moscow. Dr. Bauer, Chairman of IFR Industrial Robot Suppliers Committee, took part in the conference.

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45th International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2014

Registration opened - Program released

The 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2014) and the 8th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2014) - ISR/ROBOTIK 2014 will be held from 2 to 3 June  2014 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany. Early bird specials for registration are valid until 1 May 2014. Please register now.

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IERA Award 2014 - Apply Now !

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2014

Don't miss the deadline! Applications for the IERA Award must be submitted not later than 15 April 2014. On 8 July 2014, the finalists of the IFR/IEEE Invention & Entrepreneurship Award will present their applications at the CIROS show and conference in Shanghai, China.

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