The Expanding World of Robotics

More manufacturing operations have robots working on the line today. The army of robots is growing rapidly as 1.7 million new industrial robots are projected to be in operation by 2020.


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.

Robotics are no longer reserved for a few manufacturing applications. The International Federation of Robotics says between 2015 and 2016, the average number of robot workers globally increased from 66 units per 10,000 human workers to 74.

Robots are at work in a wide range of industries including transportation, retail, medicine, agriculture and much more. The nation with the most robots at work is South Korea with 631 robots per 10,000 human workers. The International Federation of Robotics says this is due to the large number of robots at work in automotive and electronics manufacturing.

Singapore follows, with 488 installed robots for every 10,000 people. About 90% of robots in Singapore are installed in the electronics industry according to the International Federation of Robotics.

Germany is Europe’s most automated country, ranking third worldwide. It has 309 robot workers per 10,000 people.

The newest robots and automation manufacturers from all over the world will be on display at automatica 2018 June 19th through the 22nd in Munich. You can delve into the world of automation and learn more about automatica 2018 online at


Small Business Tip: Turn a 60 Second Video into a Meeting at Sam’s Club

Got a great idea for a short video to promote your business?  A minute long video could be your ticket to promoting your business and winning an all expense paid business building trip to one of the nation’s largest retailers and meetings with buyers and suppliers.   It is a new competition underway for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

I wanted to pass along this opportunity to promote small business while competing to become a winner in a unique contest underway:  “Como Sí: Doing Business Today for Tomorrow – Keep Up and Keep Going” is a competition to choose ten small business owners to travel to Sam’s Club Corporate Headquarters in an all expense paid trip to hear from Sam’s Club suppliers and professionals on topics to help small businesses excel.
Any small business owner looking to improve a business or expand an enterprise is eligible to enter through a short online video.

  The contest runs through October 15, 2009. Complete entry details and rules are online at .  

The contest is a joint project of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Sam’s Club.

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