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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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IFR Statistical Department

World Robotics 2011 Studies were published on 1st September 2011

World Robotics 2011 Industrial Robots and Service Robots were published on 1 September 2011 - two weeks earlier than in 2010. These global reports contain comprehensive data provided by robot suppliers.

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Standardisation Activities Prepare for Future Safe Human-Robot-Collaboration

Revision of ISO 10218

Standardisation activities in robotics are in the process of meeting the challenge to design the basis for safe human-robot-collaboration. For the first time, standardization for human-robot-collaboration was addressed in ISO 10218-1 (Robots for industrial environments - Safety requirements - Part 1: Robot) in 2006

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IFR Statistical Department webpage got new design

visit www.worldrobotics.org

Have you noticed, when you placed your order for World Robotics 2011, that the Worldrobotics webpage got a new face. We are glad to introdruce the new design of the Worldrobotics website hosted by the IFR Statistical Department to you. 

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Robot Manufacturers present Innovations

IFR Members exhibit at iREX 2011 in Tokyo

Theme of this year's International Robot Exhibition (iREX 2011) is "Making a Future with Robot",  with hope for further advances of Robot Technology (RT) for the future. World's leading companies / organizations will exhibit leading-edge robot technologies and products at this exhibition. Some of these exhibitors are IFR Members.

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IFR: All-time-high for industrial robots

Substantial increase of industrial robot installations is continuing

"Making a future with Robot[1] is a perfect slogan for the worldwide robotics industry today", said Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2011 - Industrial Robots", on Thursday in Frankfurt. After another substantial rise of 18% in robot sales in 2011 to about 140,000 units - a new peak level - a further increase will resume in the period between 2012 and 2014, about 6% per year on average attaining a level of about 167,000 units in 2014.

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