A growing workforce of automatons
Robots at your service
In addition to large and usually static industrial robots, service robots are becoming increasingly common. Industry experts predict that their sales could draw level with those of industrial robots by the early 2020s. Commercial applications include warehouse labor, agriculture, construction, security and public safety, and healthcare. The market for consumer robots to perform household chores such as cleaning or mowing is also growing rapidly as the Internet of Things (IoT) ushers in a new era of interconnectivity. The Robotics Business Review predicts global household robot sales will reach $33bn (€28bn) by 2025.
iREX is the world’s largest robot trade fair, bringing together leading manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from all over the world. This year iREX will take place in Tokyo from November 29 to December 2.