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Robot sales in 2011 exceeded all expectations

Sales increased by 30 percent to about 150,000 units

"The success of the global robotics industry continued in 2011," said Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President "Investments in robot automation again surged in all regions!" Based on the results of the IFR Quarterly Statistics the IFR estimates that in 2011, sales of industrial robots will reach the new peak level of about 150,000 units. This would be an increase of about 30% compared to 2010.

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New IFR Association Member

Malaysia Robotics and Automation Interest Group (MYRAIG)

We are glad to welcome our new IFR Association member MYRAIG the Malaysia Robotics and Automation Interest Group located in Serdang, Malaysia.

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President´s Report

The world is Falling in Love with Robots

2011 was again a very successful year for the robotics industry with the number of installations reaching a new peak level. All over the world the necessity to automate has been boosting the application of industrial robots. The recent iREX in November in Tokyo was a demonstration of the innovative strength of the global robotics industry.

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Prof. Alexander Verl new Chairman of IFR Research Committee

The members of the IFR Research Committee elected Prof. Alexander Verl as new Chairman of the Research Committee.

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First IFR Research Lectures

Continuation is strongly recommended!

Between 4 and 11 October 2011, 16 young researchers from all over the world participated in the first IFR Research Lectures which were hosted by the Fraunhofer-Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation.

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International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2012

Deadline for Proposals and Abstracts: 10 January 2012

Until 10 January 2012 the ISR 2012 welcomes proposals for organized and invited sessions within the conference scope Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction. The 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) takes place during the Taipei International Robot Show (TIROS) in Taipei, Taiwan, August 29-31, 2012. 

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New IFR Association Member

SYMOP

We are glad to welcome our new member SYMOP the French Association of Manufacturing Technology located in Paris.

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Robots to Create More Than a Million Jobs by 2016

ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years.  The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment", which was published on Thursday in Tokyo.

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The First European Robotics Week - Great Success

The first European Robotics Week was held from November 28 to December 4, 2011.  More than 130 organisations and institutes in 19 European countries organised over 360 robotics related activities.

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President´s Report

Robots, the key to strengthen competiveness and expand employment

Recently, the World Robotics 2011 was published with the headline: All-time-high for industrial robots! What are the reasons for the continued strong demand for industrial robots in all regions?

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