Not Just for Manufacturing Anymore
Since the advent of the global robotics industry, the single largest area of use has been in the manufacturing sector. Repetitive tasks such as painting and welding that require precision are prime areas of robot use. In particular, robot use for many years became synonymous with the motor vehicle industry. Japanese companies were especially active in this arena, benefitting from the fact that some of the world’s leading robotics companies as well as motor vehicle producers were headquartered in the country, allowing for easy collaboration and process improvement. Even today, the motor vehicle industry accounts for the single largest share of global robot demand.