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Industrial Robot Statistics

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Source: IEEE, IFR
Research Date: 2.19.2014
An industrial robot is defined by ISO as an automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes. The field of robotics may be more practically defined as the study, design and use of robot systems for manufacturing. Typical applications of robots include welding, painting, assembly, pick and place such as packaging, palletizing and SMT, product inspection, and testing; all accomplished with high endurance, speed, and precision. The earliest known industrial robot, conforming to the ISO definition was completed by “Bill” Griffith P. Taylor in 1937 and published in Meccano Magazine, March 1938. The crane-like device was built almost entirely using Meccano parts, and powered by a single electric motor.
Top 10 Countries by Robot Density
Industrial robots per 10,000 manufacturing workers
 CountryRobots / 10,000
1Japan295
2Singapore169
3South Korea164
4Germany163
5Sweden126
6Italy124
7Finland98
8Belgium89
9United States86
10Spain84
 Industrial Robots by SectorPercent of all Robots Used
1Automotive33.2 %
2Unspecified25 %
3Electrical and Electronics9.9 %
4Chemical, Rubber, and Plastics9.4 %
5Other9.2 %
6Machinery4.3 %
7Metal Products3.7 %
8Communications2.5 %
9Food1.5 %
10Precision Optics0.8 %
 Use of RobotsPercent of Robot Jobs
1Handling of Materials and Processes35.4 %
2Welding and Soldering28.9 %
3Assembling and disassembling13 %
4Unspecified8.6 %
5Other7.9 %
6Dispensing and Painting3.8 %
7Cutting, milling, and other processing2.5 %
Total number of industrial robots in the world1,340,000
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Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

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