Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation reports a record high for robot sales in the second quarter of 2022 thanks to a rebound in automotive sales.
North American companies started the year by purchasing the most robots ever in a single quarter, with 11,595 robots sold at a value of $646 million.
Six winners were named for the 2022 Engelberger Robotics Awards and will be honored at Automate 2022 and Automatica in June.
The Cowen Startup Challenge: Automate to Outperform, taking place at Automate 2022 in Detroit in June, will exhibit innovative companies and entrepreneurs with a $10,000 prize.
Robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 were up 67% over the same period in 2020, indicating a return to levels before COVID-19.
Robots are getting smarter all the time and it's thanks to artificial intelligence- (AI) related systems.
Robot sales rose over 20% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020 with non-automotive sales leading the way.
There are many ways automation benefits can be tangibly realized now and they will be needed as the COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we realize value on the factory floor.
While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.
With automation like thermal imaging cameras and 3-D programming, non-standard parts that used to cause challenges for welding systems are much easier to weld.
The Association for Advancing Automation's (A3) website, www.A3automate.org is designed to engage stakeholders in automation.