U.S. Factories Now Using 260,000 Robots

DEARBORN, Mich., June 2, 2011 - Ford Motor Company uses robotic plant laser inspection technology assembly on the popular new 2012 Ford Focus at Michigan Assembly Plant. Laser vision technology is one part of Ford's overall drive to achieve industry leadership in customer satisfaction. (06/02/2011)

Robotic Industries Association reports new job opportunities abound.

[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Today there are more opportunities than ever before in the robotics industry,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. “The continuing growth in robotics is opening many new job opportunities for people who can program, install, run, and maintain robots.”[/pullquote]

From MarketWatch:

There are now more than 260,000 robots working in U.S. factories. Orders and shipments for robots in North America set new records in 2015, according to industry trade group Robotic Industries Association.

The biggest increase in robot orders came from buyers in the automotive, semiconductor and electronics industries, according to the trade group. The most popular jobs for these robots were industrial, including coating and dispensing, material handling and spot welding.

 

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