Commercial Robotics

UN Report: World Robotics 2001

Posted 31 Oct 2001 at 21:10 UTC by steve Share This

The annual UN Report on Robotics is out. Robot usage is up everywhere but investment in robotics is down in the US and Asia. The 360 page report covers service robots, medical robots, surveillance robots, hobby robots, AUVs, UAVs, and any other type of robots you can think of. An official summary of the report is available on the UNECE web site.

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MSNBC posted a related article that talks about the rapidly increasing use of robots caused by the most recent wave of Islamic Terrorism around the world. The post office may be using robots instead of humans to sort mail. Robots are also being used for surveillance, bomb and hazardous material disposal, and sentry duty. It is pointed out in the article that the UN Report was completed prior to the Sept 11 attack and doesn't reflect the large increase in sales of robots that has followed those events.

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