Robot Domination…. Automation…. Is Growing

Reuters reports new data shows U.S. companies installed more robots last year than ever before. The data shows there was a nearly 16-percent increase in industrial robots in 2018, mostly in food and consumer goods companies, and at semiconductor and electronics plants.

The report says the pressure to automate is growing as companies seek to cut labor costs in a tight job market, and that many find automation the best way to stay competitive. The food industry is starting to catch on and are beginning to use robots as well.