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Latest Blog Posts

Logistics drives 39% increase in professional service robot sales

IFR Member Blog

Nov 22, 2018 — Sales in robot systems for logistics more than doubled to 69,000 in 2017 compared with 26,300 in 2016, accounting for US $2.4 billion in sales – an increase of 138% over 2016. Logistics systems accounted for 63% of the number of units sold and 36% of the total sales value of professional service robots in 2017.

Automation boom in electrical /electronics industry drives 30% increase in sales of industrial robots

IFR Secretariat Blog

Nov 07, 2018 — The electrical and electronics (E&E) industry is a key driver of a 30% growth in sales of industrial robots in 2017. E&E sectors accounted for 32% of robot sales, only 1 percentage point behind sales to the automotive industry which so far has been the main driver of robot adoption. We look at the reasons for the rapid uptake of automation in the E&E sector.

Robots and AI: Vision and Reality

IFR Secretariat Blog

Sep 27, 2018 — Robots that can ice-skate, hoover the house, flip burgers, pour beer and share jokes with humans are making headlines and scoring millions of hits on YouTube. Robotics is moving at a fast pace and much of this is due to rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Automation and the Future of Work

IFR Secretariat Blog

Jul 30, 2018 — For over two centuries philosophers and economists have debated the question of the impact of automation on jobs. The evidence to date points to automation having a positive effect on labour demand. Why is this and how can we ensure the trend continues in the face of rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence?

Events

AUTOMATE 2019

April 08- April 11, 2019

Held once every two years in the United States, Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, affording the best overview of the entire industry.

ISR 2019 Americas

April 08- April 11, 2019

The 51st International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2019 Americas) takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, USA. The conference is organized in conjunction with the Automate show.

Global Robot Expo

May 08- May 09, 2019

An international B2B exhibition that showcases the latest technologies in the robotics industry, with an estimated 11,000 professional visitors. It’s a place to show products, expand commercial networks, find distributors and attend to C-level conferences.

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