The future is here and the future is now. The humans’ reliability on technology these days is a proof that technology is dominating. This is a digital era we are living in where everything is connected in some way, shape or form. Robotics have also advanced with the technology and the rise of machines has well and truly started.
Its not only the little gadgets that you keep on you that count as robot workers but the larger, more powerful machines that are used to carry out bigger tasks that are dominating a few countries. The industrial automation is rapidly increasing across many developed countries. The numbers indicate that there are 74 installed industrial robots per 10000 employees globally in 2016. In 2020, the number has increased to 113 in the manufacturing sector.
Asia is the most advanced continent where the industrial robot density is of 118 units per 10000 workers. Developed Asian countries such as China and South Korea play a big role in the use of technology and robots. In fact, South Korea has the most robot automation density than anywhere else in the world. The country is practically being run by robots and everything seems to be automated. South Korea has an impressive 855 industrial robots per 10000 workers.
Japan and Germany are the hub for robot manufacturing. They are renowned for their automotive industries but have a density rate of just 350. The United States, on the other hand, has a fairly slower pace in adopting automation. It has a density rate of 228 but with a low adoption rate.
With China looking to expand the automation market in the coming years, we are closing to an era of full automation. Take a look at the following infographic for more information.
Infographic by: statista