Report: Number of manufacturing robots doubled across the globeMarie Donlon | March 10, 2022
The average number of industrial robots installed in manufacturing settings across the globe has reportedly doubled between 2015 and 2020, according to the 2021 World Robot Report, published by the International Federation of Robotics.
The presence of industrial robots in global manufacturing settings reportedly increased, from 66 robots per 10,000 employees in 2015 to 126 robots per 10,000 employees in 2020, on average.
The report revealed the following about average manufacturing robot density in the following regions:
- Asia/Australia: 134 robots per 10,000 employees in 2020. Broken down further, China had 246 robots per 10,000 employees while the Republic of Korea had 932 robots, Singapore had 605 robots and Japan had 390 robots.
- Europe: 123 robots per 10,000 employees in 2020. Broken down further, the U.K. had just 101 robots per 10,000 employees while Sweden had 289 robots, Denmark had 246 robots, Italy had 224 robots, Austria had 205 robots, the Netherlands had 209 robots, France had 194 robots, Spain had 203 robots and Germany had 371.
- Americas: 111 robot per 10,000 employees in 2020. Broken down further, the U.S. had 255 robots per 10,000 employees.
Milton Guerry, president of the International Federation of Robotics, explained: “Robot density is the barometer to track the degree of automation adoption in the manufacturing industry around the world.”
For more on the report, visit the International Federation of Robotics website.