ODENSE, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cobots–The World Robotics Report 2016 released today by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) highlights how compact, user-friendly collaborative robots are expected to drive the automation market. The report predicts the worldwide annual sales of industrial robots to increase by at least 13% on average per year from 2017 to 2019. Human-robot collaboration will have a “breakthrough” in this period, enabling robots and humans to work safely side-by-side withou