(Slideshow) 10 innovative current and future robotic applications

Nov. 12, 2013
This slideshow takes a look at 10 examples of robots and robotic systems in use across multiple sectors, including military and defense, food and beverage, factory automation, and entertainment and media.

A recent reported indicated that in 2013, global robot sales will increase by about 2%, but from 2014 to 2016, the industry will see its worldwide sales jump by about 6% on average per year. This predicted increase will come as a result of further penetration into industrial segments like electronics and food and beverage, as well as the continuing industrialization of emerging nations. While the expansion of the robotics industry is sure to bring exciting new robotic applications and products, we don't have to wait until 2016 to get a glimpse of the future. Here is a look at 10 examples of robots and robotic systems in use across multiple sectors, including military and defense, food and beverage, factory automation, and entertainment and media.

About the Author

James Carroll

Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.


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