How the robotics boom is changing people’s lives

Industrial robots are the crucial part of digitalisation of the manufacturing industry around the world. The new World Robotics Report by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows that a record of 381.000 units have been shipped globally, up 30%. Sales value increased by 21% to a new peak of $16.2bn. At the same time total number of professional service robots sold rose by 85%.

The new World Robotics Report 2018 shows where Asia, America and Europe now stand in the automation race. How will the conquest of industrial robots progress in the automotive and electronics sectors or even completely new fields of application until 2021 and how does the service robots sector evolve?

The International Federation of Robotics has invited journalists to a press conference for the publication of the World Robotics Report 2018, on Thursday, October 18th 2018, 10:00-11:30 Tokyo local time, at Tokyo Big Site Conference Tower, room 610, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan.

The Speakers will be Junji Tsuda, President of IFR (Yaskawa Electric Corporation), IFR Vice President, Steven Wyatt (ABB), and Gudrun Litzenberger, IFR Statistical Department.

The topics:

  • World Robotics Report, Industrial Robots: The global automation race in numbers.
  • World Robotics Report, Service Robots: success story for professional and private use.
  • Robotic trends and new fields of application in the future.

World Robotics Report - Industrial robots

This report provides global statistics on industrial robots in standardised tables and enables national comparisons to be made. It contains statistical data from around 40 countries broken down into areas of application, industrial sectors, types of robots and other technical and economic aspects. Production, export and import data is listed for selected countries. It also describes the trends in relation to robot density, e.g. the number of robots per 10,000 employees in relevant sectors.

World Robotics Report - Service robots

This report provides global statistics on service robots, market analyses, case studies and international research strategies on service robots. The study is jointly prepared with IFR and Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart.

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