Get the most out of Ro­bot­ics Business Review!



This is an article excerpt. Please register to view the entire article.
Learn more about membership benefits and start your membership today!

IFR: Industrial Robot Installations Continue to Grow
image
The new 2011 report sees 1.3 million robots operating in manufacturing facilities worldwide within two years.
By aaking


The World Robotics 2011 - Industrial Robots, forecast, published today by the International Federation of Robotics, predicts another substantial rise of 18% in robot sales in 2011 to about 140,000 units - a new peak level. A further increase in industrial robot sales will take place between 2012 and 2014. That increase should total about 6% per year on average, attaining a level of about 167,000 units in 2014.

Meanwhile, the number of robots operating in the factories world-wide will increase to about 1.3 million units at the end of 2014. “However, it is still possible that due to a shortage of components and capacity problems a part of these expected robot installations in 2011 will have to be shifted to 2012”,…

To continue reading, join today.

Get started
Create your membership.
Already a member?





Comments
No comments yet. Be the first to post a comment.

Name:

Email:


View comment guidelines

Remember me

Notify me of follow-up comments?




Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?

HP Wades into 3D Printing: Is It Now Suddenly Harder for the Little Guy?
More in 3D Printing



Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System

Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation