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Danish Technological Institute, Denmark - IFR R&D Institute

A retrospective overview of European Robotics Forum 2012

The three intensive forum days at ERF2012 were concluded on Wednesday the 7th of March. Researchers, representatives from the robot industry and a number of official representatives from the European Commission - 550 in total - visited the forum and participated in the more than 40 workshops. Many expressed great satisfaction with their participation. 

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ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

ABB Robotics wins red dot "best of the best" design concept 2011 award

ABB's design concept for a small parts assembly robot, nicknamed FRIDA (Flexible Robot Industrial Dual Arm), has won the prestigious red dot "best of the best" product design award within the workplace category at this year's awards ceremony in Singapore.

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Schunk, Germany - IFR Partner

Powerball arm: Maneuverable, powerful and high-precision

The Powerball concept from SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, takes another step forward: With the fifth generation lightweight arm, the pioneer of modular robotics presents an especially compact and flexible aid for stationary and mobile applications in service robotics and industrial handling.

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

2011 is Record-Breaking Year for North American Robotics Industry

North American robotics companies sold more robots in 2011 than ever before. A total of 19,337 robots valued at $1.17 billion were sold to companies in North America, beating the previous record of 18,228 robots sold in 2005. 

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

Catherine Morris of ATI Becomes First Woman Chair of RIA

Catherine Morris has been named the first woman Chair of Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry trade group representing more than 265 companies involved in robotics in North America.   Morris becomes RIA's 20th Chair since its founding in 1974, succeeding Dean Elkins of Yaskawa Motoman, who served as Chair in 2010 and 2011.  Elkins remains on the RIA Board as Past Chair.

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Schunk, USA - IFR Partner

Modular lightweight gripper with long stroke

SCHUNK continues to expand its range of modular long-stroke electric grippers with the LEG 400, which can be used in the metal cutting and automotive industry, along with assembly and handling tasks.

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JARA, Japan - IFR Industry Association Member

iREX 2011 set new record

The International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2011 proved to be a huge success. The theme of this year's exhibition was "Robot Technology: Making a Future with Robots." The scale of this year's exhibition was the largest ever, with 272 companies and organizations occupying 1,085 booths

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

Robotics Orders Up 41% Through September

North American based robotics companies are enjoying one of their best years ever, with orders up 41% through September. A total of 13,616 robots valued at $848.5 million were ordered in the first nine months by companies in North America.  When orders to companies outside North America are included, the totals are 15,683 robots valued at $968 million.

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association Member

News and Service Summary

News and offers from RIA to RIA members and non-members. Find out more ...

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Danish Technological Institute, Denmark - IFR R&D Institute

Danish Remote Handling skills - now consolidated in BSS

The Danish Big Science Secretariat (BSS) assists Danish companies to exploit the opportunities regarding major European tenders on international scientific installations. The technologies in demand are diverse and rangesfrom green tech and buildings through project management to electronics and robot technology.

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