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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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Statements of CEOs of important robot suppliers

World Robotics 2011 published

Please read the statements of CEOs of important robot suppliers on the latest robot figures published on 1 September 2011.

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Professional service robots - Military systems and milking robots predominate

Continued robust growth between 2011 and 2014

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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European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)

European Vision Technology Market Statistics 2011 available

Data from 225 companies in the European machine vision industry have been evaluated for the 2011 edition of the European Machine Vision Association's report.

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President´s Report

Making a future with Robot

"Making a future with Robot" is the theme of this year's International Robot Exhibition (iREX 2011) in Tokyo. I think this is a perfect slogan for the worldwide robotics industry today. I am very happy to start my presidency at such a successful period of the robotics industry. The strong demand on robotics of 2010 is still continuing in 2011.

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IFR Statistical Department

Continuing growth of robot sales worldwide

According to the results of the first quarter 2011 of the IFR Quarterly Statistics the robots sales increased by 53% compared to the first quarter 2010. In the fourth quarter 2010 the growth of robot sales slowed down somewhat. However, the level in all three regions - North America, Europe and Asia - rose compared to the 4th quarter 2010. Especially sales of robots for handling operations and welding increased above average.

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