The report shows that a new record high of 422,000 units were installed globally in 2018 – an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year. Annual industrial robot installation figures increased by 137 percent over the last six years (2013-2018).
Sales of service robots for professional use have an estimated value of US$9.2 billion in 2018. Logistic systems account for 40 percent of the total sales value. Service robots for personal and domestic use have an estimated value of US$3.7 billion. More than 12 million robots for domestic tasks make people’s everyday life easier.