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Highlights

+++ BBC News: Why your new work colleague could be a robot +++ THE NEW YORK TIMES: Would You Let a Robot Take Care of Your Mother? +++ IFR: New World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR +++ Bloomberg´s Noah Smith: The U.S. has forfeited leadership in robot industries +++

FACTS about ROBOTS – Europe

Video news by IFR

Mar 19, 2020 — The World Robotics report shows that Europe is the region with the highest robot density globally, with an average value of 114 units per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry. For more facts about robots watch IFR´s video news about Europe in one minute.

International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry as new President

Klaus Koenig new Vice President

Frankfurt, Mar 17, 2020 — The Executive Board of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) elected Milton Guerry of SCHUNK USA as new President. Klaus Koenig of KUKA Robotics has been appointed as IFR´s new Vice President.

Smart automated solutions for the cosmetics industry

Mar 12, 2020 — Exporting to over 90 countries in five continents, Istanbul-based Erkul Cosmetics is a leading producer of beauty products such as foundation cream, compact powder blush, eye shadow, mascara, lipstick, lip-gloss and nail varnish.

Robots are us

Mar 05, 2020 — A high degree of automation – supported by elements of Industrie 4.0: component machining processes at KUKA provide insight into future-oriented production processes.

An Interconnected Arc Welding Robot Solution fit for Industry 4.0

Mar 05, 2020 — Roboteco SpA recently developed a robotic welding cell for its customer Steel-Tech aimed at improving production and inserting into the production process a new machine that is totally interconnected with all stages of the manufacturing process.

ABB Ability™ Connected Services helps keep KOKI in high gear

Mar 05, 2020 — As a global leader in gear systems whose customers demand just-in-time delivery, KOKI depends on reliability and uptime from its fleet of 60 robots. The German company, founded in 2003, makes precision gear shifters and boxes for some of the world’s leading automakers.

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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

INNOPROM 2020

July 06- July 09, 2020

INNOPROM is an International Industrial Fair held in Ekaterinburg annually since 2010.

Japan Robot Week 2020

October 08- October 11, 2020

Japan Robot Week began in 2012 as the service robot and robot manufacturing technology specialty exhibition held once every two years.

automatica

December 08- December 11, 2020

automatica 2020 has been postponed from June due to the Coronavirus

Automate 2021

May 17- May 20, 2021

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

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