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Logistics drives 39% increase in professional service robot sales

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.

Automation boom in electrical /electronics industry drives 30% increase in sales of industrial robots

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.

Robots and AI: Vision and Reality

Sep 27, 2018 — Robots that can ice-skate, hoover the house, flip burgers, pour beer and share jokes with humans are making headlines and scoring millions of hits on YouTube. Robotics is moving at a fast pace and much of this is due to rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Automation and the Future of Work

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?

Events

ROBOTWORLD 2019

October 09- October 12, 2019

14th RobotWorld, which is the biggest specialized robotics exhibition in Korea and will be held during 9th – 12th, October.

iREX 2019

December 18- December 21, 2019

The iREX was first held in 1974, and it has since been held once every two years, marking its 23rd exhibition this year.

automatica

June 16- June 19, 2020

automatica is the world's leading marketplace for automated, intelligent production.

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