Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Global sales of industrial robots log staggering rise.

New data confirms anecdotal reports of the blistering hot global automation industry.

Sales of industrial robots shot up a staggering 31 percent last year.

That's according to new data from the International Federation of Robotics, a major industry trade group. The data confirms previous anecdotal reports, as well as data from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

The biggest growth came from China, where sales rose 58 percent. Sales growth in the U.S. was modest by comparison, reaching just 6 percent.

The strongest growth sectors were the metal industry, the electronics industry, and, somewhat surprisingly, the food industry.

Automation has been a growing trend in fast food, with companies like Domino's and Miso Robotics racing to automate food preparation and delivery amid increasing wages industrywide.

BY Greg Nichols.
Full story at ZDnet.

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