The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries (2015: 66 units). By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 units, in the Americas 84 and in Asia 63 units.
Read SilverEco.org Hiroyuki MURATA’s guest column, published in the latest issue of “L’Annuaire National de la Silver Economie”.
Hiroyuki MURATA is the President of Murata Associates, Inc. and a Professor in Tohoku University.
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Sales in service robots for professional use will increase 12 percent by the end of 2017 to a new record of 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. And the long-term forecast is positive too, with an expected average growth rate of 20 to 25 percent in the period 2018 – 2020. That is the latest projection from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Viva Technology has, for its second edition, exceeded its objectives and successfully positionned France a major hub for tech start-ups and innovation worldwide: over 60,000 visitors, over 500 international speakers, over 6,000 startups and exhibitors from over 50 countries in 3 days! [Read more…] about Viva Technology: an even bigger success for 2017!
A startup from Limoges called Cybedroïd has recently announced a 600,000€ fund raising to sell Leenby, a humanoid robot helping everyday life.
Next-generation medical electronics specialist Visiomed Group announces a partnership with Robotopi at CES Las Vegas, with the aim of equipping SoftBank Robotics’ life assistant Pepper with BewellConnect® medical devices and health services.
For RoboCARE Lab, 2016 was about raising funds through the first French co-funding platform Hoolders, specialized in silver economy, healthcare and robotics. Those 110.000 euros will allow us, as a young startup, to anticipate this new 2017 year and to keep developing qualitative partnerships with the main actors of the silver economy market.
Imagine strolling through a shopping mall looking for a specific store and instead of wandering aimlessly or accessing a directory, you encounter a robot, eager and willing to provide information. Perhaps you find yourself in a hotel lobby in need of restaurant reservations, or in the middle of a busy airport seeking flight departures ; and a robot wheels around the corner to answer your questions : Hease.
The China International Robot Show (CIROS) took place this July in Shanghai, giving China the opportunity to showcase its massive investments in robotics, which could prove instrumental in catering to the needs of China’s growing senior population. [Read more…] about Is China taking the lead in robotics?
The summit on global robotics unveiled a new organization, setting out on a tour of Europe in order to get even closer to key players in the sector. First stop: The Docks de Paris, where the upcoming edition of Innorobo will take place on 24, 25 and 26 May 2016 in the French capital.
According to the latest statistics revealed by national authorities, life expectancy in Singapore has risen by 10 years over the last 3 decades, from 72 years in 1980 to 82 years in 2010. The number of the elderly will triple up to 900,000 by 2030, and the working age population will shrink.
Facing this demographic challenge, national Government rely on robotics and on a “right system of the healthcare”. [Read more…] about Singapore’s ageing population
On July 21st, 2015, President Barack Obama welcomed a telepresence robot into the White House for the first time. Robotics tend to become an integral part of our daily life. In the near future, several applications will be developed for our comfort, especially on the Silver Economy area.
The Taiwanese company recently announced the launch of an intelligent robot which will serve both the elderly and the children. [Read more…] about ASUS: a robot for the elderly