International Federation of Robotics

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) was established in 1987 in connection with the 17th International Symposium on Robotics as a professional not-for-profit organisation by robotics organisations and associations from over 15 countries.

Today nearly all international industrial robot suppliers and over 10 national robots associations are active members of IFR, including the biggest robot using countries like US (RIA), Japan (JARA), South Korea (KOMMA), Taiwan (ROBOAT), Germany (VDMA), Italy (SIRI) or Spain (AERATP). Headquarters of this umbrella organization of national robotics associations is in Frankfurt, Germany.

The purpose of the International Federation of Robotics is to promote research, development, use and international co-operation in the entire field of robotics, industrial robots as well as service robots. The IFR's statistical department publishes the study World Robotics every year. This publication contains detailed statistical data for some 50 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other technical and economic variables.


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