In a first, most North American robots last year didn't go to automotive plants
28 Jan 2021
For the first time last year, most of the robots ordered by companies in North America weren’t destined for automotive factories.
The shift is part of a long-term trend of automation spreading into more corners of the economy which was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Online retailers have scrambled to expand capacity as more people buy goods online, while food and other types of factories have seen automation as a tool to keep lines running and workers safely separated.