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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Robotics Rolling in China

 Stats on Global and Chinese Robot use: 

China's Factories Accelerate Robotics Push as Workforce Shrinks

The Wall Street Journal

Jason Douglas, September 18, 2022

A report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) revealed more than 243,000 industrial robots were shipped to China last year, up 45% from 2020. China, the top market worldwide for robot manufacturers, accounted for slightly less than half of all heavy-duty industrial-robot installations in 2021, which was nearly double the number installed in the Americas and Europe last year combined. However, the U.S., Japan, Germany, and South Korea still have more robots on production lines than China. The rapid growth of automation in China can be attributed to a rush to catch up to those countries, as well as adapting to a decline in its workforce as its population shrinks and more younger workers opt for service jobs over manufacturing. ... ' 

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