Voices: Mike Bacidore

China is coming to Chicago, and it’s hungry for robots

The Automate conference will include 15 exhibitors from the Asian superpower, where there’s a voracious appetite for robotics and automation.

By Mike Bacidore, editor in chief
Feb 6, 2017

The number of industrial robots in Asia is increasing. No, exploding. The number of robots in operation grew by 70% from 2010 to 2015. Asia added 160,600 units in 2015 alone, setting a new record for the fourth straight year, according to the World Robotics Report 2016, published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

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