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President´s Report

World Robotics 2010 is published today!

The World Robotics 2010 studies of Industrial Robots and Service Robots have been published on 14 September 2010. They are accepted worldwide as the most valuable and most reliable surveys concerning the worldwide robotics industry, in the industrial robot sector as well as in the service robot sector.

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IFR: Surging demand for industrial robots in 2010

Automotive industry is the driver of the recovery

Since the beginning of 2010, the demand for industrial robots has been surging worldwide. "The trend towards automation which was stopped by the economic crisis in 2009, is continuing", said Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2010 - Industrial Robots", on Tuesday in Frankfurt. A strong recovery of worldwide robot installations in 2010 will result in an increase of about 27% or about 76,000 units.

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Service Robots - getting successfully established

The robot companion still a vision?

So far, about 77,000 service robots for professional use were sold worldwide, reports the IFR Statistical Department in the new study "World Robotics 2010 - Service Robots", which was published on Tuesday in Frankfurt. The total value of professional service robots sold was about US $13 billion.

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News from the IFR Statistical Department

World Robotics 2010 - Industrial Robots and Service Robots are published today

The IFR Statistical Department presents two separate studies for the main robot categories: World Robotics 2010 Industrial Robots and World Robotics 2010 Service Robots. The IFR Statistical Department is ready to take your order now.

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International Symposium on Robotics ISR

42nd ISR 2011 in preparation

Preparations for the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics are now well underway.  RIA is looking forward to hosting this event next March 21-24, 2011, during the Automate Show and Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  Automate is collocated with ProMat, North America's largest material handling and logistics show.

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European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)

European Vision Technology Market Statistics 2010 - now available

The European Vision Technology Market Statistics 2010 provides up-to-date industry data generated primarily directly from machine vision companies in Europe. Data from over 190 companies in the European machine vision industry has been evaluated for this report. It shows currents trends and developments and identifies growth opportunities for the machine vision industry.

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International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) took place in Munich

Conference draw the attention of Industry and Science

Parallel to the industry fair "AUTOMATICA 2010" the 41st ISR (International Symposium on Robotics) took place in Munich. This year on three days 46 sessions were held, more than 200 papers were presented.

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President´s Report

Successful AUTOMATICA - Future of Robotics

"First signs of recovery some months ago expanded into a strong recovery", said Åke Lindqvist, IFR President. During the AUTOMATICA in Munich, there was a keen interest from the press in robotics, and the robot suppliers received a package of requests and a lot of order intakes. The participants of the IFR Round Table in Munich concluded that the robotics industry is back on track.

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IFR Round Table on the Future of Robotics

CEO's discussed at AUTOMATICA

Ake Lindqvist, IFR President, presented the first results on the worldwide distribution of industrial robots in 2009. Afterwards, the CEOs of major robotics companies discussed on "The Future of Robotics".

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The robotics industry is getting back on track!

Sales slump in 2009 - Strong recovery in 2010 - Further growth expected in 2011 and 2012

The IFR Statistics Department presented the preliminary results of the annual statistics on Industrial Robots on Wednesday, 9 June 2010, in Munich at the AUTOMATICA. In 2009, with about 62,100 industrial robots shipped, the number of units sold worldwide slumped dramatically by about 45% compared to 2008, one of the most successful years. But in the first quarter 2010 the sales skyrocketed worldwide by more than 50% compared to the first quarter 2009.

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