This publication has been reprinted with permission from Auerbach Publications, and was originally published in IT Today
According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), in 2014, sales of industrial robots grew 29%, reaching nearly 230,000 robots sold worldwide. In their surveys, McKinsey and other analysts are promising the massive arrival of robots in our factories, our service companies, our cities and our homes. Whatever the editorial stance and target audience, the media are talking about robotics in just about every issue or report published.
Robotics technologies are going to continue to advance. The reality of the robotics transformation varies depending on the country and continent, and many innovations are having a hard time carving out a significant place for themselves on the market. This article explores the “Robolution” and takes a close look at trends in industrial robotics today.