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President's Report by Milton Guerry

While many countries around the globe are still struggling to seize control of the global pandemic, we are already on the road of global recover. In the recent months, global economic prospects improved markedly, and, according to OECD, by mid-2021 the worldwide output is expected to rise above the pre-pandemic level.

IERA Award goes to ABB´s PixelPaint car painting

The 2021 “Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation” (IERA) goes to PixelPaint technology of ABB. Two high-precision robots make car painting faster, more sustainable and flexible – helping manufacturers to efficiently respond to individual demands. Two-tone and customized designs are applied in one pass.

Investment in Robotics Research – Global Report

As the economies reopen from the pandemic, Asia, Europe and America adjust their robotics research funding programs (R&D). What are the targets of the officially driven government programs today? This has been researched by the IFR and published in the 2021 update paper of “World Robotics R&D Programs”. 

Pre-Sale for World Robotics 2021 started

World Robotics 2021 will be published in October 2021. Orders will already be accepted. With your pre-order you will get immediate access to World Robotics 2020 and in October for the World Robotics 2021 edition. 

53rd International Symposium on Robotics

The International Symposium on Robotics (ISR Europe 2021) will be held from July 6th to 8th, 2021 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The event will be co-located to the industrial trade show – INNOPROM. The progam and registration details are available on the organizer's webpage.

Our latest Blogs

The Role of Robots in Healthcare - Part 1

In the first of a two-part post, we look at the role of robots in drug development and production and hospital logistics.

The Role of Robots in Healthcare - Part 2
In the second of our two-part post on robots in healthcare we look at robots for cleaning and disinfection robots, surgery and rehabilitation and also robot assistants.
Top Five Trends in the Korean Robot Market
The Chief Executive Officer of Bigwave Robotics, Minkyo Kim, discusses trends influencing Korea’s fast-moving robotics market.

New Case Studies

Australia’s Designed Mouldings Deploys OnRobot’s VGC10 Gripper
Australia-based Designed Mouldings is an injection moulding specialist, producing plastic caps and seals for customers in the packaging industry.
MyAppCafé introduces fully automated Coffe-to-go Service
Order your morning latte macchiato conveniently via app from the bus, quickly scan the QR code and let the robot barista serve it fresh - MyAppCafé makes it possible.
Snappy collaborative robots at Zippertubing Company doubling production output
With no robotics experience, the family-owned Zippertubing Company integrated UR in vision-guided applications tending snap fastening machines for wrap-around cable jacketing. 
New collaborative forms of production at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

To be prepared for the rapid changes of the new industrial age, the automotive supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is relying on collaborative robotics and is joining forces with KUKA.

Smart 3D Vision Solutions - How 3D vision solution brings benefits
In order to boost efficiency and maintain its competitiveness in logistics distribution and retail supply chain within specific region, LQ invested high level of warehouse automation.
Robots Help Fight the Battle Against COVID-19 Pandemic
The team of Authorized System Integrators and automation equipment suppliers are working tirelessly with companies that manufacture equipment used in the fight against the coronavirus.

Member News

Free Vouchers offered by IFR member VDMA

Take part in automatica sprint and the Summit on AI free of charge. Click on the image above for program details and register with ticket code: VDMAsprint21

ABB’s new cobot GoFa™ rewarded
Leading product design experts recognize ABB’s GoFa™ collaborative robot for innovative design to make robots more approachable.
Red Dot Design Award for Stäubli SCARA robots
The new TS2 SCARA series from Stäubli is not only well received by the industry, now the innovative four-axis robots have won the Red Dot Design Award 2021 in the "Product Design" category.

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