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On 29 November 2019 our strategy day "AI - the powerful tool" took place. The presentations from this day are now available for download.
The 52nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) will take place from 17 to 18 June 2020. Interested authors are cordially invited to submit papers for ISR 2020 by 13 January 2020 at the latest.
  • Part 1 of the OPC UA Robotics Companion Specification – Released.
  • Standardization of the interface for Industrial Robots enables seamless communication.   
The German robotics and automation sector cannot escape the economic slowdown in the mechanical engineering industry: For 2019, the industry expects sales to fall by 5 percent to 14.3 billion euros.
All-inclusive Fair Package for your participation
The VDMA Robotics Automation Association invites interested members to an exchange on the subject of "successfully carrying out machine vision projects".
The first meeting in the new term of office took place as a workshop at the VDMA in Frankfurt.
Volker Spanier new Chairman
At its ordinary meeting, the Main Board of the VDMA elected Henrik Schunk (on the left, next to VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker and VDMA Vice President Karl Haeusgen), a family entrepreneur, as Vice President of the association.
automatica 2018 (June 19 to 22) sets new records: more than 46,000 visitors (+ seven percent) and 890 exhibitors (+ seven percent).

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Robotics and automation from Germany cannot escape from the economic consequences of the corona crisis: VDMA R+A is currently expecting a drop in sales of at least 20 percent for 2020. The fundamental growth prospects of the industry, however, are positive for the time after COVID-19.
  • Robots accelerate test procedures
  • Automation providers ramp up production of protective face masks
  • Robots bring family members virtually to the nursing home
New date for the automatica show in Munich: December 8 to 11, 2020
Dr. Lars Friedrich, Member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG and Head of the Application Technology Division, is a new member of the Board of VDMA Robotics + Automation.
  • Part 1 of the OPC UA Robotics Companion Specification – Released.
  • Standardization of the interface for Industrial Robots enables seamless communication.   
The German robotics and automation sector cannot escape the economic slowdown in the mechanical engineering industry: For 2019, the industry expects sales to fall by 5 percent to 14.3 billion euros.
Wilfried Eberhardt, Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Advisory Board of KUKA AG in Augsburg, Germany, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association for a three-year term.
Volker Spanier new Chairman
automatica 2018 (June 19 to 22) sets new records: more than 46,000 visitors (+ seven percent) and 890 exhibitors (+ seven percent).
In the smart factory of the future, machines must speak the same language. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces.

Technological trends

Technological trends
The robotics market is a sector that enjoys particularly rapid growth, and which has undergone a process of rapid development.

Research

Cooperation with research institutes
Here you find a list of several research institutes with whom VDMA Robotics works together.
Stefan Sagert
Stefan Sagert
VDMA Robotics + Automation Association, Director of the Robotics Group, Standardisation Robotics, German mirror committee ISO/TC 299
(+49 69) 66 03-15 33
(+49 69) 66 03-25 33
Uli Köhler
Uli Köhler
VDMA Robotics + Automation, Assistant Robotics
(+49 69) 66 03-17 89
(+49 69) 66 03-27 89
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