IFR press release

IFR Statistical Department

World Robotics 2009 is published on 30 September 2009

The IFR Statistical Department is proud to present for the first time two separate studies for the two main robot categories:


World Robotics Industrial RobotsWorld Robotics 2009 Industrial Robots provides detailed statistical data for some 40 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other technical and economic variables. Data on production, exports and imports are presented for a selection of countries. Trends in robot densities, i.e. number of robots per 10,000 persons employed in relevant sectors, are also featured for almost all countries in the world. The forecast chapter informs on robotic trends as well as on customer trends. Seven case studies analyse the profitability of industrial robots. Two special features on the future of robotics are also added.


World Robotics Service RobotsWorld Robotics 2009 Service Robots presents comprehensive global statistics on service robots, market analysis, case studies (start-ups of service robot suppliers), international research strategies of service robots and the IERA 2009 Award. The market analysis is authored by Martin Hägele, Chairman of the IFR Service Robot Group Head of Department "Robot Systems" Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany.





For more information please go to www.worldrobotics.org


Gudrun Litzenberger
IFR Statistical Department
Tel: +49-69/6603-1502