The International Federation of Robotics has released its annual World Robotics Report at a press conference at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo.
One of the main findings of the report is that global industrial robot sales have doubled over the past five years.
Another is that a new record high of 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 – an increase of 30 percent compared to the previous year.
The sales value increased by 21 percent compared to 2016 to a new peak of $16.2 billion in 2017.
The World Robotics Report which is published every year by the IFR was presented during a press conference held by the IFR at the bi-annual World Robot Summit which currently takes place in Tokyo. [Read more…] about Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years, says IFR