September 2010

Worldrobotics 2010 available now

The IFR Statistical Department, hosted by the VDMA Robotics + Automation association, publishes the study "World Robotics" every year. Due to popular demand of the two separate studies (industrial robots and service robots) in 2009, the 2010 publication of "World Robotics" also includes:

•World Robotics 2010 Industrial Robots
•World Robotics 2010 Service Robots

Both studies are accepted worldwide as the most valuable and most reliable surveys concerning the worldwide robotics industry, the industrial robot sector as well as the service robot sector. The study on industrial robots is the result of the close and fruitful cooperation of the IFR Statistical Department with the robot suppliers and the national robot associations. Martin Hägele, Chairman of the IFR Service Robot Group and his team in the Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart, Germany improved the study on service robots to the most comprehensive survey on this expanding industry in the world.

World Robotics 2010 Industrial Robots:

This unique publication presents comprehensive global statistics on industrial robots in uniform tables allowing consistent country comparisons. It contains detailed statistical data for some 40 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other technical and economic variables. Data on production, exports and imports are presented for a selection of countries. Trends in robot densities, i.e. number of robots per 10,000 persons employed in relevant sectors, robotics innovations, research and vision, as well as 2010-2013 forecasts are also featured.


World Robotics 2010 Service Robots:

This unique publication presents comprehensive global statistics on service robots, market analysis, case studies and international research strategies of service robots, as well as 2010-2013 forecasts. The study is evaluated in cooperation with our partner the Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany. 



The 2010 versions of World Robotics are available in different formats: Downloadable PDF-versions of “Industrial Robots” and “Service Robots”, or “Industrial Robots” in the form of full online access to an interactive data query allowing access to all relevant data on any world location. In addition, both studies can be ordered.

For more information please refer to:

or contact: 

Gudrun Litzenberger
IFR Statistical Department
Tel: +49-69/6603-1502

> Press release: World Robotics 2010 Industrial Robots

> Press release: World Robotics 2010 Service Robots


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