Record Number Of Robots Replaced Humans In 2018

US companies deployed more robots last year than ever before – as advanced machines capable of specialized tasks have come down in price and availability, reports Reuters.

Shipments of robots hit 35,880 in 2018 – up 7% over 2017, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) – an industry group based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. What’s interesting is that while most robots have historically been bought by the automotive industry, 16,702 shipments went to non-automotive companies, an increase of 41%, while automotive industry orders dipped by 12%.

Notable growth came in areas like food and consumer goods (48 percent), plastics and rubber (37 percent), life sciences (31 percent), and electronics (22 percent).

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