Robotics Growth Phase

Posted 31 Mar 2006 at 16:05 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Industrial robotics will grow from $3.59 billion in 2005 to over $5 billion by 2010 according to the ARC Advisory Group. Some of this growth comes in the form of medical applications helping treat the rapidly aging population. Once cautious healthcare professionals are now getting use to seeing robots in surgery, testing, and delivery, and are quite impressed with the productivity and efficiency increases. Of course, Military and factory automation are also high growth areas. And education. And entertainment and art. And security. And space and Earth exploration. And dangerous material handling. Basically, all areas are now in growth spurts. Even building research hubs and cities to encourage robotics development is getting popular. Personal Computers (80s)...Internet(90s)... Robotics(00s)?

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