How Busy Factories are Utilizing More Robotics

This article explains that more and more robots are being used on factory floors and assembly lines because there are not enough human workers. Orders for workplace robots increased 40% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. Worker shortages and rising wages are changing the minds of some manufacturers’ attitudes toward robotics. Manufacturers in the US that tend to have an abundance of workers are slow to the change to using robots compared to other countries. “The number of robots deployed in the U.S. per 10,000 workers has traditionally trailed countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Germany, according to the International Federation of Robotics.” The use of robots used to be mainly used by automakers with 71% of robot orders in 2016, however, their share declined to 42% in 2021. To learn more about the future of robots, click the link!

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