Nov 22, 2018 — Sales in robot systems for logistics more than doubled to 69,000 in 2017 compared with 26,300 in 2016, accounting for US $2.4 billion in sales – an increase of 138% over 2016. Logistics systems accounted for 63% of the number of units sold and 36% of the total sales value of professional service robots in 2017.
Nov 07, 2018 — The electrical and electronics (E&E) industry is a key driver of a 30% growth in sales of industrial robots in 2017. E&E sectors accounted for 32% of robot sales, only 1 percentage point behind sales to the automotive industry which so far has been the main driver of robot adoption. We look at the reasons for the rapid uptake of automation in the E&E sector.
Jul 30, 2018 — For over two centuries philosophers and economists have debated the question of the impact of automation on jobs. The evidence to date points to automation having a positive effect on labour demand. Why is this and how can we ensure the trend continues in the face of rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence?
The report shows a new record high of 2.7 million units in robot stock – an increase of 12% compared to the previous year. In 2019, global robot installations dropped by 12% to 373,000 units, which is the third highest number recorded. Annual industrial robot installation figures increased by 11% over the last six years (2014-2019).
Sales of service robots for professional use have an estimated value of US$11.2 billion in 2019. Logistic systems account for 43% of the total sales value. Robots also become more common in public environments. Turnover grew by 42% in 2019. The new social distancing paradigm and Covid-19 related travel restrictions provide excellent growth opportunities for these applications.