Robot destroys hospital bugs – IERA Award 2019

Robot eliminates bacteria and other harmful microorganisms in Hospitals. The 15th Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) goes to the “UVD Robot” by Blue Ocean Robotics. The collaborative robot autonomously drives around hospitals while emitting concentrated UV-C light to eliminate bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. As a result, hospitals can guarantee a [...]

Brexit: UK falling back in global automation race – robot sales down 3%

European Union´s industrial robot sales up 12% Installations of industrial robots in the United Kingdom fell by  3 percent to 2,306 units in 2018. In the previous year, robot sales in the UK had risen by 31 percent. The European Union´s recent sales numbers are still positive – up 12 percent. This is according to [...]

83 Percent of Brits Want Robots To Do The Dirty Work

Industrial robot installations in the UK increased for the third year in a row to around 2,300 units. This is an increase of 31 percent (2016-2017, IFR World Robotics Report).  Asked about the workplace of the future, UK employees want robots to take over the unhealthy (83 percent), hazardous (77 percent) or monotonous (72 percent) [...]

India´s robot sales surged by 30 percent – a new record

INDIA – industrial robot sales surged Automotive +27 percent General Industry +46 percent Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 3,412 new units installed in 2017. That is an increase of 30 percent compared to the previous year (2016: 2,627 units). Between 2012 and 2017 India saw a compound annual sales [...]

Robot density rises globally – International Federation of Robotics

The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries (2015: 66 units). By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 units, in the Americas 84 and in Asia 63 units. The top 10 most automated [...]

Japan delivers 52 percent of Robots world wide

Japan exported a total of nearly 115,000 industrial robots – value of about US$ 2.7 billion. Japan is the world´s predominant industrial robot manufacturer: The production capacity of the Japanese suppliers has reached 153,000 units in 2016 – the highest level ever recorded. Today, Japan´s manufacturers deliver 52 percent of the global supply. These are [...]

Sales forecast 2018-2020 indicates 27 billion U.S. dollars for professional service robots

Why service robots are booming worldwide – IFR forecasts sales up 12 percent in 2017 Sales in service robots for professional use will  increase 12 percent by the end of 2017 to a new record of 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. And the long-term forecast is positive too, with an expected average growth rate of 20 [...]

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