Robot Density: A Strange Metric Elegantly Illustrates the Revolution Underway

ZDNet Robotics, February 12, 2018 – A new report issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) uses an appealing metric to track the surging global robotics market: Robot density.

Not surprisingly, IFR researchers found there’s been a sharp uptick in global robot density, with an average of 74 units per 10,000 workers globally. That’s up from 66 units per 10,000 workers in 2015.

Broken out regionally, Europe boasts an average density of 99 robots per 10,000 workers. The Americas came in next with a density of 84, and Asia, where the availability of cheap labor in some countries has forestalled automation slightly, has a density of 63. To continue reading the article, click here. 

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