Mapping the evolution of robotics as an industry: new RENIR working paper

Industry 4.0 may be regarded as an emerging approach to the adoption of next-generation robotics for
industrial applications. This working paper sheds light on the current state of robotics, with a particular focus on
robots for industrial applications. The research combines publicly-available information from company
press releases, news articles, peer-reviewed journals and trade and industry reports.
The paper is organized in four sections. Section 1 discusses some definitions of robotics and robotics subclasses,
and various robotics classifications. Sections 2 and 3 provide a snapshot of demand and supply of
robotics, and offers some insights into select regional markets and global technological trends. Section 4
describes the challenges and opportunities surrounding robotics and Industry 4.0, and the future impact of
these technologies.

Eric Estolatan, Aldo Geuna, Marco Guerzoni and Massimiliano Nuccio, (12/2018; LEI&BRICK) “Mapping the Evolution of the Robotics Industry: A cross country comparison

Written by Massimiliano Nuccio | 09 Lug 2018


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