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Trend towards Automation increases Demand for Industrial Robots

2012: Second Highest Number of Robots Sold / 2013: A High Level of Robot Sales Expected Again

"2012 was quite satisfying for the global robot industry and robot sales reached the second highest level ever." stated Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on Monday, 1st July 2013 at the CIROS in Shanghai.

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Joint CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table at CIROS Show in Shanghai on 1st July

Topic: "The Future of Robotics in China"

The CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table is organized in co-operation with the Chinese Machinery Industry Federation (CMIF) and the Chinese Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) who are sponsoring the event.  Topic of discussion will be: "The Future of Robotics in China"!

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The Tibion Bionic Leg Wins the IERA 2013 Award

Presentation in Karlsruhe

The 9th annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Robert Horst, AlterG Inc. (former Tibion Corporation) for the Tibion Bionic Leg, at the ICRA Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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President´s Report

Robots improve manufacturing success and create jobs!

Robots improve manufacturing success and create jobs! This was the result of the update of the IFR research study titled "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on employment". Two robot users from the United States, Drew Greenblatt, Marlin Steel and Matt Tyler, Vickers Engineering confirmed this during the IFR CEO Round Table discussion at the Automate show in Chicago.

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ISR 2013 - 44th International Symposium on Robotics

In October in Seoul, Korea

The 44th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR2013) will be held from October 24 to 26, 2013, at the KINTEX in Seoul, Korea. The theme of ISR2013, Human-Robot Coexistence, intends to have a harmonious integration of robot and human beings.

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IFR started tweeting

Come on and Follow us!

IFR decided to participate in the social network. With our new Twitter account we have now the possibility to reach more people interested in robotics.

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More than 160,000 industrial robots sold in 2012

Robot supply to the United States continued to increase

"Despite the weak global economic development in 2012 the demand for global robot sales almost reached the all-time-high level of 2011", said Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on Thursday in Frankfurt. "Investments in automation are ongoing!"

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IFR: Robots Improve Manufacturing Success & Create Jobs

More than two million jobs will be created in the next eight years by robots

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) announced the publication of its updated research study titled "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on employment." The study found that more than two million jobs will be created in the next eight years because of robotics in industry.

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CEO Statements at IFR Round Table 2013

Education

CEOs of the global robotics industry present in the audience took the opportunity to give their statement on "Education".

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CEO Statements at IFR Round Table 2013

Research & Development

CEOs of the global robotics industry present in the audience took the opportunity to give their statement on "Research & Development".

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