The recovery of the global robotics industry - a never ending story?
During more than 30 years in the robotics business, I never saw such a strong and ongoing recovery of robot demand. In the first three quarters of 2010 the robot sales doubled compared to the same period in 2009, the result of the global financial and economical crisis. Already in 2010, we will be back on the peak levels of 2007 and 2008.more
IFR Statistical Department
Robotics industry is recovering worldwide
"This emerging demand for industrial robots after the slump in 2009 exceeds all our expectations. Already in 2010, more than 100,000 industrial robots will be sold worldwide," commented Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, ABB, the results of the IFR Quarterly Statistics on Industrial Robots.more
ISR 2011 Robotics Sessions at Automate
Conference takes place in Chicago
The 42nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR), the world's most prestigious annual robotics conference, takes place during the Automate 2011 Show and Conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 21-24, 2011.more
IERA Award 2011 - Applications deadline: 18.02.2011
IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award
Call for Applications released for IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award (IERA Award) honoring outstanding achievements in commercializing innovative Robot and Automation Technology. Applications will be accepted until 18 February 2011.more
Abstracts Sought for 42nd International Symposium on Robotics
ISR 2011 will be held in North America
Abstracts from global robotics experts are sought by Robotic Industries Association (RIA) for inclusion in the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) and Automate 2011 Conference stated for March 21-24, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA.more
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.more
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.more
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.
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.
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.more