A record number of robots in American companies

15.11.2021. / 14:21

NEW YORK – American companies “employ” a record number of robots, so from January 1 to September 30 this year, 29,000 machines were included in the business.

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In many industries, the demand for employees is higher than the supply, so many companies have turned to business automation.

Continued high demand for products and labor shortages, as well as changes in the market caused by the pandemic, affect the increase in demand for robots, US media report.

During the nine months of this year, companies in the United States “hired” a large number of robots, and this is an increase of 37 percent compared to the same period last year, which is more than the record 2017.

Companies cannot find a sufficient number of workers, so they race in automation, explains the president of the Association for Advanced Automation, Jeff Barnstein.

In addition to labor shortages, robots and automata in many industries have proven to be more cost-effective than human labor. This can best be seen in the automotive industry, in whose plants and factories robots are most prevalent, over the years.

However, in 2020, sales of robots in other industries exceeded their sales in the automotive industry for the first time, and this trend continues this year as well.

At the same time, there was no drop in orders for robots in the automotive industry, on the contrary, there was a growth of 20 percent, but the demand for robots in other industries grew at a much higher rate, which exceeded 50 percent.

These figures clearly show what can be expected in the future, in which the demand for robots and automation will grow in many sectors and industries, which will speed up production processes, but also, at least in part, address labor shortages.

According to CNN, the pandemic also contributed to the increased demand for robots, since many companies can no longer bring back workers who lost due to virus problems, so they turned to the “robotic alternative”.

Due to the pandemic, many workers lost their jobs, and robotics will “shut down” an additional 85 million jobs. Roe deer


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