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by   -   April 10, 2017

A new white paper by the Robotics Industries Association (RIA) says that as many as 2 million US manufacturing jobs will go unfilled in the next ten years due to a lack of skilled workers. According to the paper: “80% of manufacturers report a shortage of qualified applicants for skilled production positions, and the shortage could cost US manufacturers 11% of their annual earnings.”

by   -   February 13, 2016

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A first look at numbers from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) report on industrial robots shows that worldwide robot sales grew again in 2015, and were 15% more than 2014. Explosive growth was seen in the automotive industry and technological advances enabling small and medium size manufacturers (SMEs) to compete using collaborative robots.

by and   -   October 22, 2015

RobotiqEverybody agrees that ‘collaborative’ refers to an application, not a robot type. Everyone agrees that there are four types of human-robot collaboration in manufacturing. But in the end, what people at the 2015 International Collaborative Robots Workshop were really interested in are power- and force-limited robots that are easy to use and don’t need guarding.

by   -   October 15, 2015

ICRW_2015The Robotic Industry Association’s International Collaborative Robotics Workshop is on today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Check out tweets from the event.

by   -   February 9, 2015
photo: KMel Robotics
photo: KMel Robotics

New Chinese robotics investment fund; the RIA says 2014 North American robotics set new sales record; marine robotics company gets acquired. These stories and many more … 

by   -   October 27, 2014

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The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) recently released their annual statistical recap and four-year forecast for the robotics industry. The IFR produces two research books: one that covers industrial robots and the other for service robots.



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