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Highlights

+++ IFR: World Robotics Report 2020 press conference +++ CNBC: Scientists make artificial skin for robots +++ IFR: Robots help to fight coronavirus worldwide +++ Bloomberg´s Noah Smith: The U.S. has forfeited leadership in robot industries +++

World Robotics 2020 Press Conference on 24 September

2.7 Million Industrial Robots on the Planet

Sep 14, 2020 — A total of 2.7 million industrial robots now operate in factories around the world – an increase of 12 percent. The ongoing automation trend and technical improvements rapidly change industrial production. More facts in our online press conference on 24 September 2020 at 13:00 hrs (CEST).

Mobile robot transports sterile goods in hospital

Zealand University Hospital in Denmark now receive daily autonomous deliveries

Aug 31, 2020 — Five hospital departments at Zealand University Hospital in Denmark now receive daily autonomous deliveries from the hospital’s sterilization center.

Battling the Coronavirus with UV Lighting

Mobile Robots combat Viruses

Aug 31, 2020 — In 2020, the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has completely changed everyday life. Daily routines involve working from home, social distancing, wearing masks, and washing our hands religiously.

The State of the Global Robotics Industry

Roundtable Panel at Robotics Week

Aug 24, 2020 — This expert panel of CEOs will share their views on the outlook for robotics and automation going forward, changes that we might expect in global supply chains, what the post-pandemic world will look like, and other issues that impact users, system integrators, component suppliers and anyone interested in the global outlook for robotics.

High demand for “Robotics skills” in post-Corona recovery

Education and training urgently needed for the automated economy of the future

Frankfurt, Aug 06, 2020 — By 2022, an operational stock of almost 4 million industrial robots are expected to work in factories worldwide. These robots will play a vital role in automating production to speed up the post-Corona economy. At the same time, robots are driving demand for skilled workers. Educational systems must effectively adjust to this demand.

Complete Human Robot Collaborative Production Line with T-Skin in Qisda

Effective Solution for Electronic Company

Aug 04, 2020 — In order to address the safety concerns of the industrial robots in Qisda’s human-robot collaboration manufacturing line, Touché Solutions provided a complete HRC safety solution – T-Skin. T-Skin can reduce the risk of collisions between humans and robots by its “contact-stop” feature.

Blog

New IFR ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’
Providing unique overview of government focus and investment in main robot markets around the world
How robots help UK manufacturers face the headwinds of Brexit and COVID-19 coronavirus
by Mike Wilson, Chairman of the British Automation & Robot Association (BARA)

Topics and Definitions

Industrial Robots

The IFR’s use of the term “industrial robot” is based on the definition of the ISO: an “automatically controlled, reprogrammable multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes”

Service Robots

The International Organization for Standardization defines a “service robot” as a robot “that performs useful tasks for humans or equipment excluding industrial automation applications”

Robotics Research

The IFR fosters links between the robotics industry and institutes. Our members engage in an intensive exchange on new technologies and emerging robots at the International Symposium on Robotics ISR

Position Papers

Information and IFR opinion on topical issues regarding robots and automation

Case Studies

Case Studies of Industrial and Service Robots. Robots in action can be found everywhere. Robot Manufacturers give examples of robot applications in different industries

Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the worldwide federation of national standards organizations. Standards concerning robots are prepared by ISO Technical Committee 299 with the title “Robotics”

Events

CRIC 2020

October 26- October 27, 2020

The China Robot Industry Conference (CRIC) 2020 - CRIA’s Annual Meeting - will be held from 26 to 27 October 2020 in Qingdao, China.

RobotWorld 2020

October 28- October 31, 2020

15th RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea and will be held during 28th – 31st, October.

Greater Bay Area Industrial Expo

November 24- November 27, 2020

23rd China DMP International Mould, Metalworking, Plastics & Packaging Exhibition, organized by Paper Communication Exhibition Services, will be held at Shenzhen World Exhibition

automatica

December 08- December 11, 2020

automatica 2020 has been postponed from June due to the Coronavirus

ISR 2020

December 09- December 10, 2020

Robotics in the dawning era of digitalization and artificial intelligence! After two years, the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics – ISR 2020 will be held again in Munich, Germany (9/10 December 2020).

Automate 2021

May 17- May 20, 2021

Discover the latest in robotics, machine vision, AI, motion control, and related technologies.

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